Academic Success | Capital University


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    Academic Success

  • Your learning style, schedule and academic needs are yours alone, and they're constantly changing. But our academic service options are flexible enough to keep pace.

    Did you know that students who regularly participate in Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions generally earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants.

    No matter how talented you are, sooner or later you're going to have questions. Like how to solve a pesky equation, take notes or better focus in class. The office of Academic Success helps traditional undergraduate, graduate, and adult students to make the most of their learning experiences at Capital University.

    At Academic Success we have one goal: to help you succeed. We’ll give you the services you need to shine in the classroom, in every subject and at every level.

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    • CTA-02Academic Coaching

      College requires different skills than high school. You have to be a better time-manager, study more effectively and think in new ways.

      Our Academic Coaches can help you with:

      • Time management
      • Note taking
      • Textbook reading and comprehension
      • Exam preparation and test-taking
      • Test anxiety
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      Supplemental Instruction

      Supplemental Instruction is an academic support program aimed at historically challenging courses and is designed to increase student performance and retention. SI provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class peer-facilitated study and review sessions facilitated by trained SI Leaders. 

      SI assistance is open to all students enrolled in the course regardless of ability. SI sessions integrate “how to learn” with “what to learn,” meaning that the focus is on discovering how to apply appropriate study strategies in addition to reviewing content material. Students who regularly participate in SI sessions generally earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants.

  • Other Services We Offer
    • Online Tutoring
      Free online tutoring is available in anatomy/physiology, calculus, chemistry, math, and writing. Go to, click "Login now," select "Ohio eTutoring Collaborative in the left list and "Capital University" in the right list, then enter your Capital username and your seven-digit student ID number preceded by "Cap" as your password (for example, "Cap1234567"). You can have an eChat with an online tutor, post an eQuestion, or upload a paper to the Online Writing Lab for feedback. View the current eTutoring schedule, or see how eTutoring works.
    • Peer Academic Advisors

      Peer Academic Advising is a convenient supplement to Capital’s Faculty Academic Advising; our professionally trained staff encourages active learning and helps you identity the tools you need to be a resourceful and successful student.

      Get help with:

      • Success strategies for your major
      • Goal setting
      • Registration system navigation
      • Reading your degree audit
      • Course sequencing
      • Professional track planning
    • Use our Testing Services
      Academic Success administers the College-Level Examination Program tests, and we can help guide you through the General Education Waiver Process.

      We can also point you toward resources to prepare you for required tests in your field.
    • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

      To support other academic needs, the Office of Disability Services in the Center for Health and Wellness creates productive learning environments for students with disabilities. 

      Academic Success supports this effort by providing:


      • Special accommodations for testing (extended time, quiet space)
      • Adaptive software
      • Adaptive hardware