Center for Academic Excellence

Ups and downs are a normal part of the college experience. When everything's going great, we'll be here cheering along the sidelines. And when the going gets tough, we'll be ready with resources to keep you moving in the direction of your goals. Thanks to all of this support, you'll be free to focus on a future made by hand.

Contact

  • Center for Academic Excellence
  • Davie Jane Gilmour Center, Rm. 1049

It's time to thrive.

Plan for your success.

Make an appointment to solidify your game plan. A Coordinator of Student Success is ready to assess and guide. You can schedule a virtual or in-person meeting at your convenience.

Find resources to keep you on track.

Stop in and check out what's available. Pick up and go, chat with one of our staff members, or plan to attend one of our regular sessions designed to help you thrive academically and personally.

Collaborate with a dedicated team of advocates.

When you walk through our doors, you can always count on advice from a team committed to helping you reach your absolute best.

Take a look inside.

Stop by and we'll show you around. In the meantime, here are a few pics to hold you over. 

Tap into specialized resources.

Each student experience is unique. That's why we have services dedicated to your particular needs.

Veteran & Military Services

Our dedicated team will help you take advantage of benefits and make a smooth transition to civilian life.

Tutoring Services

Stay on course with support from a comprehensive center that offers a number of diverse learning opportunities to promote success.

International Support

Access resources provided to help you thrive in your new home away from home.

Study Skills

Get direction on how to implement better study skills to improve academic preparedness by working with our team in partnership with faculty.

Student Advocacy

Benefit from services designed to support student advocacy and offer high-level intervention resources, both internal and external to Penn College.

Peer Mentoring

Make a meaningful connection with a peer mentor, trained to share knowledge and experience with you as you navigate your Penn College journey.

Elevating the first-generation experience.

Whether you're a first-gen student, a champion, or both, raise your hand and your voice. Together, we can boost awareness and embolden the first-gen journey. 

 

Get Involved

Gear up for success.

Tap into this resource and get all the information you need to build your student success plan. 

For Students

Check in weekly for helpful tips, tasks, and advice based on what's happening during the semester. Follow this path and utilize the information to gear up for each week.

Support Services

The Center for Academic Excellence is the go-to hub for specialized services. Lean on them for resources and guidance. This may mean connecting you directly to these other areas.

Disability & Access Resources

We believe in a level playing field for all. Whatever your needs may be, our team is here to help. 

The College Store

Convenient and cost effective, utilize our College Store for purchasing program supplies, tools, uniforms, textbooks, Penn College gear, and much more. 

Counseling Services

Our team of experienced counselors promotes wellness strategies that help Wildcats feel their absolute best.

College Health Services

It's easy to stay healthy when you've got a healthcare clinic right on campus. Plus, visits are free.

Residence Life

If you live on campus, you'll have a resident assistant just down the hall. They were in your shoes before and are an excellent resource. 

The Madigan Library

Providing access to collections in all formats, our librarians and staff supports your instructional and research needs. 

College Police

Rest assured in knowing our full-time staff is present and committed to facilitating a safe learning environment.

Career Services

Wildcats have lifetime access to a full-service career hub with everything from resume and interview prep to the alumni mentorship program.

Financial Aid

College is an investment in your future. The better you plan today, the lighter your load will be tomorrow. Questions? Our team is here to help! 

Peer Mentoring

Schedule time with a peer mentor.

Partner with a Peer

Get the advice and support you need directly from a student. Just like you, peer mentors have experienced all the firsts. Plus, they’re trained to help you with lots of essentials.

Get Personal Support

  • Building Study Skills 
  • Finding Leadership Opportunities
  • Navigating Social Situations
  • Getting Involved on Campus

Become a Mentor

Being a mentor is a rewarding opportunity. Reach out today to learn how you can join us.