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Academic Services and Support

IJʿ University understands that student success is essential for a strong campus community, and success is best achieved when students have access to the resources that support academic growth and opportunity. Academic Services and Support creates a “one-stop shop” for students to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

The areas that constitute Academic Services and Support are:

Free Student Support Services

Academic Support

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The Office of Academic Support offers professional advising and academic support to students with academic counselors for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Our professional team partners with students and faculty to enhance the academic experience and is committed to collaborative engagement with the campus community to improve student success, persistence, and retention.

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Career and Professional Development Center

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The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) helps students and alumni throughout their career journeys from prospective students to the first day of undergraduate classes to late career changes. Our four-phase career plan has been developed to assist students and alumni to progress at their own pace toward their career goals. Using this plan, the CPD offers a variety of assistance with your career needs.

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Learning Support Services

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The Office of Learning Support Services is committed to identifying and reducing physical, attitudinal, and programmatic barriers for all students. Our team ensures access to campus programs, services, and facilities for students, including those with disabilities. We address learning needs and academic performance so that students’ opportunities for achievement may be equalized while supporting academic integrity and rigor.

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University and Ridge Archives

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The University Archives contain a wealth of primary source material pertaining to important documents, institutional records, ephemera and realia about the university. The Ridge Collection contains material pertaining to important public policy matters covering Governor Ridge's time in office, along with extensive resources pertaining to First Lady Michele Ridge's commitment to important social issues.

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Prestigious Awards

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The Prestigious Award Program assists exceptional students in writing competitive applications for some of the most prestigious national and international awards in contemporary undergraduate and graduate scholarship. The program has an ever-growing list of supported awards, as well as links to search engines to assist students in identifying and applying for outside scholarships from a variety of sources.

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University Honors Program

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The University Honors Program offers students an enriched intellectual collegiate experience, both in and out of the classroom. Honors students enjoy challenging course work, an engaging community of like-minded peers, smaller classes, and opportunities to enhance leadership and professional skills. The program confers qualified graduates with IJʿ Honors, the highest academic accolade possible.

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