Student Success Department


The mission of the Student Success Department at Seton Hill University is to promote academic and personal success and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of all students. The department provides services for all students, to assist them in reaching their academic goals and to prepare them to compete in the global economy. The Student Success Department is composed of the Academic Achievement Center, the Writing Center, and the Collegiate, Academic and Personal Success (C.A.P.S.) Program.

The Academic Achievement Center

The Academic Achievement Center provides services that help students to strengthen academic skills and persist to graduation, such as:

  • Course-specific tutoring. 
  • Academic counseling. 
  • Study skills classes & individual assistance. 
  • A workshop series.

Tutoring in the Community
The Academic Achievement Center provides tutoring for enrolled Seton Hill students during the academic year, but does not provide tutoring services to the community. If you are looking for a Seton Hill student to provide tutoring to a community member, please contact Seton Hill's Career and Professional Development Center to create a job posting specific to your needs.  

The Writing Center

The Writing Center supports students as they transition to college-level writing, and as they learn to write in their specific fields. Services include:

  • One-to-one writing assistance.
  • A workshop series. 
  • Classroom presentations. 
  • Website resources.

The Writing Center is located in Reeves Learning Commons in Reeves Memorial Library.

Collegiate, Academic & Personal Success (C.A.P.S.) Program

The C.A.P.S. Program provides additional support for students who are underprepared academically. For example:

  • First-year study skills instruction. 
  • Preferential academic coaching. 
  • Utilization of academic resources.

Within the C.A.P.S. Program there are two academic support programs, the pre-freshman year Opportunity Program and Student Support Services. The Admissions Office primarily determines acceptance into these two programs. Students who feel they would benefit from the C.A.P.S. Program services may also apply by submitting an application that can be obtained through the C.A.P.S. Program Office (see contact information below.)

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Opportunity Program

The Opportunity Program is a weeklong learning experience that prepares students for the University’s demanding academic culture. It is designed to provide students with an academic experience that will ease their transition from high school to college. The program provides services that assist the students in maximizing and enhancing academic potential.

Student Support Services

TRIO/Student Support Services is a federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It provides academic support to students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, are first- generation college students, and/or individuals with disabilities. The Office of Disability Services will assess student needs and provide appropriate accommodations in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Accommodations are effective upon receipt of appropriate documentation and are not retroactive.