On the path to success
Our mission is to teach students and alumni lifelong skills for the career development process. We also strive to assist them in reaching personal excellence, virtue and a productive life.
Personalized Academic Assistance
Helping all students achieve success is at the core of the mission of the Office of Academic Assistance. Therefore, one-on-one assistance is available to all students seeking to improve their study and test-taking skills, establish realistic time management plans, evaluate their unique learning styles, and develop sound academic success strategies. Appointments for academic coaching are encouraged.
In-person tutoring is provided by faculty and highly-qualified peer tutors for a number of courses across the academic disciplines at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in the lower level of the library.
Tutoring sessions are available by appointment only during scheduled hours. Students need to make an appointment for in-house tutoring. To do this, students must log in to their Canvas account and select Tutoring Options. This will allow the student to book sessions of 15-minute intervals with in-house tutors face to face, located in the Academic Resource Center.
Online tutoring support is available for all Belmont Abbey College students through ThinkingStorm.
Belmont Abbey College students have access to up to 10 free hours of online, one-on-one tutoring each semester with ThinkingStorm. ThinkingStorm provides convenient and comprehensive online support every day/evening (including holidays) for the following subjects:
Live, On-Demand Tutoring
- Science (Bio/Chem/Physics)
Live, Appointment-Based Tutoring
- Business (Acc/Fin/Econ)
- Adv/Applied Statistics
- Human Anatomy/Phys
24/7 Writing Center Tutoring
- Submission-based support for all levels of written work
Hearing Impaired Services
- Live tutoring interface include live text chat
- Shared whiteboards
- File upload capabilities
Students may access ThinkingStorm as well as the current appointment-based tutoring schedule by logging into their Canvas account and clicking on Tutoring Options.
Once accepted to the College, students who wish to receive reasonable accommodations must take the following steps:
- Complete and submit the Confidential Student Disclosure and Accommodations Request Form.
- Along with the above-mentioned Disclosure form, provide recent documentation of a medical assessment and/or psycho-educational evaluation. Documentation for a psychological disorder should be current within the last twelve (12) months.
- Documentation should define the disability according to professional standards
- Documentation should list the recommended accommodations
- Documentation should explain the rationale for those accommodations with regard to the student’s specific situation
- Throughout the student’s enrollment in the College, he or she is responsible for reinstating any accommodations by completing the Confidential Student Disclosure and Accommodations Request Form at the start of each academic year.
- Reasonable accommodations related to coursework and classroom environments are determined on a case-by-case basis. Examples of common accommodations include extended time on tests, a distraction-reduced testing environment, and minor modifications to methods of testing.
- Students with disabilities are expected to maintain the same academic standards as non-disability students and are expected to seek academic support if necessary.
The Office of Academic Assistance invites students with disabilities to contact them at any time for consultation. All questions and concerns will be treated confidentially. Please note that neither the Accessibility Services Coordinator nor any other official of the College may discuss the student’s disability with the student’s parent(s), guardian(s), or instructors without the written consent of the student.
Belmont Abbey College (the “College”) recognizes the importance of Service and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) to individuals with disabilities. The policies in place regarding Service and Emotional Support Animals are to ensure that students with disabilities, who require the use of Service or Emotional Support Animals as a reasonable accommodation, receive the benefit of the work or tasks performed by such animals and/or the therapeutic support they provide, and to ensure that the rights of those students without said disabilities are also protected.
Although students may present a request and supporting documentation for an ESA at any time, if the request is made fewer than 30 days before the individual intends to move into college housing, a housing assignment cannot be guaranteed to meet an approved individual’s ESA needs during the first semester of occupancy. Students can find the necessary forms to apply for an ESA in the Office of Academic Assistance, Accessibility Services.