Academic Support

Advising2Academic Success provides Oglethorpe students with a wide range of services designed not only to address academic challenges but to help students set and achieve their academic goals.

Please note: If you would like anyone other than yourself to have access to your Academic Success usage information (i.e. tutoring appointments, study hours, academic coaching enrollment, etc.) please fill out and submit a Release of Information Form.

Read more about the services available to you for free in AS:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders,” students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students. SI is a free service offered to all students in a targeted course. SI is a non-remedial approach to learning as the program targets high-risk courses rather than high-risk students. All students are encouraged to attend SI sessions, as it is a voluntary program. Students with varying levels of academic preparedness are encouraged to participate.

If you’ve already received supplemental instruction services, please share your experiences with us through this survey!

Academic Coaching provides students with a chance to work individually with a professional staff member to improve their academic skills, confidence, and performance. The Academic Coach empowers students to become successful and self-directed lifelong learners. Working 1-on-1 with an Academic Coach will help students identify and utilize new learning tools and strategies in order to help students meet their academic and personal goals. Each week coaches help students create their own action plan by identifying priorities and deadlines for the week.

Academic Coaches can assist students:

  • Establish and maintain daily schedules and routines.
  • Develop strategies for breaking down projects into manageable and achievable tasks.
  • Help students establish priorities and create S.M.A.R.T. goals.
  • Teach strategies for organizational management.
  • Support students through decision making process.
  • Increase awareness of procrastination and identify ways to get back on track.
  • Assist with exam preparation and test taking strategies.

In the Academic Coaching Program, students and coaches develop working relationships through weekly meetings and follow up email communications. In the meetings, coaches use a variety of tools to help students improve their time management, study strategies, issues related to attention, focus, and motivation. Academic Coaching is open to undergraduate and evening students. To ensure the full benefits of this experience, students are asked to commit at least one hour per week for the entire semester to academic coaching.

To get started in the Academic Coaching Program, please make an appointment with Academic Success by contacting success@oglethorpe.edu or (404) 364-8867.

EXCEL @ OU is an academic support program for first and second year students who are not meeting their own academic expectations. This program provides students an extended opportunity to work with staff members and to develop customized success plans.

EXCEL @ OU members also gain access to additional academic support services including tutoring, workshops, academic coaching, and study hours. EXCEL @ OU Gets Results! Student who participated fully in the EXCEL program experienced a 64% increase in GPA over just one semester!

Academic probation students who fully participated in the EXCEL program experienced a 1 point GPA increase from fall 2015 to spring 2016, while students who did not participate at all experienced a 0.5 point GPA decrease from fall 2015 to spring 2016.


Academic Success offers a reduced-distraction testing environment as an academic accommodation for those registered with accessibility services that have been approved for this accommodation. This service is requested by students registered with accessibility services. Due to staff and space limitations, Academic Success will review non-accessibility related proctoring requests on a case-by-case basis. To initiate the request, professors are asked to email Success@Oglethorpe.edu. Academic Success staff will review the request and notify the professor if we will be able to honor the request. Thank you!