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Academic Support

Student tutor working with fellow students

The Student Academic Support Center is an integral part of the support and encouragement you will receive to enhance your educational experience. Our center provides a vast array of services to assist you with academic advising, tutoring for your coursework, and navigating through academic policies.

Often times Rosemont students spend their free time in between classes in our computer lab, as we strive for an environment that is welcoming, nurturing and comfortable. We like to think of our department as an academic hub on campus. It is a place where you will always find a helping hand and friendly face. We are here to help you on your journey to graduation.

Improve your grades! Come and share a night of “Midnight Madness” preparing for midterms and finals, or just stop by to say hello. We look forward to seeing you!


Advisor Orientations

An orientation session is offered to First-Year Advisors prior to the start of the fall semester each year and to new members of the Undergraduate College faculty who will be serving as advisors.

Academic Requirements

The Student Academic Support Center maintains lists of the General Education requirements for students by year of entry. Students are encouraged to meet with faculty to learn the exact requirements for majors and minors.

Four-tier Academic Alert System

The Student Academic Support Center (SASC) currently uses a four-tier academic alert system. Each semester, faculty are asked to submit academic alerts four times for students struggling in their classes. The alerts are staggered throughout the semester, and they are: First Absences, Early Alerts, Unsatisfactory Mid-Term Grades, and D/F Warnings. SASC contacts all students who received an academic alert and works with them to identify issues, find strategies for success, and access resources.

Individual Student Consultations

SASC’s goal is to help Rosemont’s students achieve academic and personal success, and SASC staff are always available for students. Students regularly drop by SASC for help with classes, study skills issues, and general questions. In addition, the Coordinator of Academic Advising sometimes invites certain students to schedule appointments for more in-depth one-on-one work. In these cases, SASC and the student work together closely to help the student realize his/her full academic potential.

Individual Faculty Consultations

SASC regularly works closely with faculty to help Rosemont’s students achieve success. Ongoing communication between faculty and SASC personnel regarding the status of students at academic risk can be extremely helpful to all involved. Instructors and advisors may consult with the SASC Director (x 2359) or Advising Coordinator (x2385) at their convenience if they have questions about a student, advising-related policies and procedures, FERPA rules, advising strategies, roles and responsibilities, or any other matters relating to student academic retention and success.

The SASC provides tutoring for all Rosemont College students at no additional charge. Tutoring is available to students in a variety of subject areas who wish to improve their academic performance or need additional support. Writing support is also available for all subjects. Students may schedule a tutoring or writing support appointment on a walk-in basis or by using the following link: For your convenience, regular weekly scheduled appointments are available.

SASC provides tutoring in the following areas:
Writing Reading
Languages Mathematics
Sciences Psychology
History Religion
Sociology Philosophy
Study skills  English
Political Science Philosophy
Business Education

In addition to face-to-face tutoring, SASC provides writing tutoring by email for students from the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS), who are unable to visit the SASC. GPS students may send their papers 48 hours in advance  to Academic Support. Along with papers, we ask students to tell us their assignment and the areas upon which they would like the tutor to focus i.e. grammar or content. A tutor will review the paper and respond during our open hours (no weekends) via email no later than 48 hours. In addition, GPS students may arrange for online writing support by emailing Grace Lennon at

Benefits of Act 101

  • Orientation session to familiarize students with the program
  • Students receive personalized attention from the ACT 101 Academic Counselor
  • Peer Mentors are available to advise and assist student with acclimation to life on campus and meeting the challenges of college academics
  • Students have dedicated computers in the tutoring lab for ACT 101 use only
  • Students are provided with supplemental computer classes to increase their proficiency
  • Students participate in community service programs. Past service project examples include a canned food drive for St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia and an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of the GESU School of Philadelphia
  • Students who are active in the program and demonstrate leadership skills could have the opportunity to become Peer Mentors and receive a stipend each semester
  • Social events are held throughout the year (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.)
  • End of year cultural trip to explore the city of Philadelphia! All fees, transportation and meals are included! In the past, we have visited The Constitution Center and The Academy of Natural Sciences.

ACT 101 Director: Anne Coleman, Ph.D

ACT 101 Administrative Assistant: Grace Lennon

Peer Mentors

Peer mentors are an integral part of the ACT 101 program. They are individuals from the student body who meet regularly with the ACT 101 members in small groups and also one-on-one to discuss class progress and also to guide them through their first few semesters here at Rosemont College to help them become oriented to the Rosemont community. They are students who are very familiar with the campus and the staff members who work in the Student Academic Support Center as well as other departments on campus. Peer mentoring is a strong and positive component of the entire ACT 101 program.

Where Are We?

The Student Academic Support Center is located on the first floor of the McShain/Brown Science Building, Room 115.

The Office of Testing and Tutorials offers academic support, learning supplementations, and enrichment for undergraduate, graduate and professional studies students. The diverse learning needs of traditional, non-traditional, and ESL students are acknowledged in this multi-sensory educational environment.

The SASC offers testing services for all Rosemont College students. To ensure that students' learning needs are met, SASC conducts standardized placement testing for first year students prior to initial course selection and registration. SASC also provides make-up testing, extended-time testing, and testing for students needing special accommodations. Students requiring ADA accommodations should contact the Office of Student Life at 610.527.0200 x2400.

Bridge To Success is a pre-orientation program which offers: academic support emphasizing writing and reading, college readiness, and study skills to a selected group of students. Bridge students arrive on campus in advance of all other students and attend four days of classes taught by Rosemont professors.

While basically an academic program, there are also fun activities scheduled each day like bowling and game night. Five student mentors are assigned up to eight Bridge students each. They share meals and participate in the outside activities so that bonds for which Rosemont is well known begin to form early. These mentors continue to be available to the Bridge students throughout the year.

Another benefit of participation is having the program coordinator, the staff of Student Academic Support, and student mentors “touch base” with each student regularly.

Prospective students will be interested to know that statistics show that “graduates” of the Bridge Program do significantly better academically in their freshman year than do students who were invited to attend Bridge, but chose not to do so.

Bridge is by invitation only, based on high school record and test scores. Selected students receive invitation letters shortly after they deposit. Space is limited so invitees are urged to respond promptly!

What Is It?

  • A five-day “head start” on academic life.
  • Additional workshops and activities during the year dedicated to help with test-taking skills and preparation of your major assignments.
  • Classes in : study skills and organization, college writing, and how to do "all that reading." 
  • A chance to get to know successful Rosemont students who will be your mentors all year.
  • An opportunity to learn the campus before everyone else does.
  • Fun activities with new friends.

Why should I participate?

  • To gain a real foundation of college skills.
  • To feel at home at Rosemont right away.
  • Because statistics clearly prove that Bridge students academically out-perform classmates who were invited, but did not attend.
  • Because the five-day Bridge Program is FREE!

When is it?

The week before orientation.

I have a question.  Whom can I ask?

Please contact Academic Support.

How Can I Participate?

Bridge is an invitation-only program. Letters go out to selected students shortly after they deposit.  If you receive one, just send back the registration form – we will take care of all the details!