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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Office of Academic Success is to foster and support students in all phases of their academic endeavors by providing comprehensive programs, resources and assistance.

The Success Center at Cal U: 

Our vision is your future and our mission is your success.

 Our Vision for you:

  • That you become an engaged and competent learner.
  • That you become the architect of your own future by seizing the opportunity to develop important academic skills for success.
  • That you become empowered to set goals and develop a plan to meet those goals.

Our Mission:

  • That every student have the opportunity to succeed.
  • That we provide students with the support to become the best student possible.
  • That students reach their academic goals.

The Success Center is located in Noss Hall, Room 211.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday from 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM and on Friday from 8:30 AM - Noon.

No appointment necessary - walk-ins are most welcome!

Graduate assistants are available to help with:

  • Answers to academic questions, i.e. deadlines, procedures, etc.
  • Time management
  • Test-taking
  • Test anxiety tips
  • Note-taking
  • Click here for the entire list

For students admitted to Support for Success, please click the topic below for more information.

Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are required to visit the Success Center on a weekly basis.

For more information regarding these Success Programs click on the appropriate title below.

To email us:

Marie Seftas
Student Success Program Coordinator
Noss Hall 223      Phone: 724-938-4945    email:

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

For more information on good academic standing, probation or dismissal, view the catalog.

Our Programs:

Support for Success (S4S)

Support 4 Success

Support for Success (S4S) is a program for new students identified by the Admissions Office as those who would benefit from initial academic support.  The program consists of weekly small group sessions, open study time and one-on-one meetings.  The sessions include such topics as setting goals and identifying campus resources, time management, learning skills and study habits, faculty interaction, etc.  There will also be time for walk-in assistance with academic issues, study time, D2L assistance, etc. The graduate assistants for the S4S program are an important resource for new students.  For assistance, contact the graduate assistants in Noss Hall, Room 211 or by email at

Academic Healthy U (AHU)

Academic Healthy U

Academic Healthy U (AHU) is a program designed to assist students on Academic Warning (have a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 for the first time).  AHU focuses on improving overall GPA and regaining good academic standing.  The program consists of weekly sessions, open study time and one-on-one meetings.  Graduate assistants assist students in setting goals, identifying campus resources, developing time management and learning skills, and improving study habits and study skills.  AHU will help the student create a personal plan for academic success and to keep focused and on track during the semester.  For assistance, contact the graduate assistants in Noss Hall, Room 202 or by email at

Probationary Assistance (PASS)

Probationary Assistance


The Probationary Assistance (PASS) program provides the additional structure and support that may be necessary for all students on academic probation and those students readmitted after dismissal.  PASS offers one-on-one sessions with graduate assistant leaders.  The program is designed to help the student build a foundation for success through relevant information, activities and discussions. The individual sessions allow the leader to tailor the meetings to more closely meet the needs of the student. PASS provides an opportunity for each student to create an academic/personal plan for success based on individual goals.  For assistance, contact the graduate assistants in Noss Hall, Room 202 or by email at

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For all Cal U students:

The Student Success Graduate Assistants are available to answer your questions or give assistance with academic skills.

To contact the Graduate Assistants: 

*Visit Noss Hall, Room 211