Academic Support

At Paul Smith’s, we work hard to ensure that you have the resources and personalized support to succeed. Since every one of our students has different needs — writing help, math tutoring, time management advice or help with specific courses — we operate several different professional and peer academic support programs. 

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center should be your first stop for all academic support needs. The counselors at the ASC can help you find peer tutors, study groups, or connect you with comprehensive academic counseling programs like the Academic Recovery Program and the Transitional Program. Don’t wait until you’re in trouble to ask for help; contact the ASC and get everything you need to succeed. 

Learn more about the Academic Success Center

Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

Open exclusively to incoming Paul Smith’s freshmen, HEOP is both an academic and financial support program for New York high school graduates. The program, which includes a four-week summer session prior to the first semester, is designed for students with demonstrated financial need who would otherwise not qualify academically for admission to Paul Smith’s. Note that admission to HEOP requires a separate application.

Learn more about HEOP

Contact Kate Mullen [], Director of HEOP

TRiO – Student Support Services

TRiO-SSS is a federally funded support program that provides professional tutoring, academic and career counseling, peer mentoring and leadership opportunities to eligible Paul Smith’s students. The free program is open to first-generation college students, students with a disability or students who qualify for financial reasons. 

Learn more about TRiO-SSS >

Contact Tom Huber [], Director of TRiO-SSS

Center for Accommodative Services 

Paul Smith’s welcomes students with learning and/or physical disabilities into our supportive community. If you have the determination and self-reliance to pursue a college degree, the Center for Accommodative Services can help you achieve that goal. Available services include interactive software that can read text aloud or transcribe text from voice commands, large-print textbooks, recordings or copies of class notes, extended testing times, preferential seating, reduced course loads and more. 

Learn more about the Center for Accommodative Services

Read our Guide to Assessing College Readiness  


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