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    Academic Success

  • 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 level.

    Don’t spend another minute struggling when help is just a call away. You can pop in too. Academic Success is on the second floor of the Blackmore Library, and you can call us at 614-236-6327.

    What We Offer

    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.

    Peer Tutoring

    Sometimes it’s easier to relate to another student. Academic Success has trained Peer Tutors who were top students in the courses they tutor. They can help you:

    • Get a stronger grasp of subject-area concepts
    • Review materials
    • Prepare for exams
    • Improve your writing

    Learn more about peer tutoring options, or download the Peer Tutor Yellow Pages (PDF - Capital login required).

    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.

    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 Advising

    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
    Academic 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
    Study and Review Sessions

    You’ve got a lot going on. It’s hard enough to schedule all your activities, so we offer drop-in study and review sessions every week for selected courses. You'll get help from an Academic Success Peer Facilitator and classmates in a relaxed group setting. You can come on the spur of the moment and as often as you need. Courses, days and times vary from one semester to the next, so contact the Academic Success office for more information.

    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
    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.

    Contact Us

    For more information about the learning resources available at Academic Success, contact:
    Bruce Epps
    (614) 236-6461