PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
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Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Student Services Building, houses both the Advising Center and the Learning Center.

Advising Center

The Advising Center provides support that students need to successfully navigate their academic programs at Purchase—from the summer before their freshman year to the completion of their senior year. The center’s advisors help students:

  • understand academic requirements
  • choose courses and majors
  • select a permanent faculty advisor
  • make good use of the college’s varied academic support services
  • find answers to last-minute questions

Students who have not yet declared a major are particularly encouraged to meet with a center advisor for guidance. Continuing students should meet regularly with their faculty advisors, using the services of the Advising Center as needed. The Advising Center also offers a peer advising practicum for current students.

The Advising Center is located on the second floor of the Student Services Building, Room 225. For additional information and updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/advisingcenter/.

Learning Center

The Learning Center at Purchase College assists students in developing academic skills and attaining academic success. The center offers a comprehensive system of support, ranging from help in a specific course to detailed instruction in writing and study skills. The modes of support include on-site, peer-based individual and group tutoring, and online writing tutoring through the Purchase College Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Peer tutors begin as interns, are recommended by faculty members, and receive effective training in tutoring throughout each semester. Writing and foreign language tutoring are available throughout the academic year. In addition, peer tutors provide support in lower-level mathematics and music theory. Tutoring is also provided for individual courses as need arises, and the staff will assist students in forming a study group for any course the college offers. Students who require assistance in upper-level mathematics or in the sciences can visit the Einstein Corner in the Natural Sciences Building.

The Learning Center is located on the second floor of the Student Services Building, Room 213. For additional information and updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/learningcenter/.