To become a participant, Alpha Scholars must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at ACU. All Alpha students may receive assessments of their individual learning styles and study habits with recommendations for adapting study methods to their unique learning characteristics. All services are provided at no additional cost to students.
The following services are available for Alpha Scholars.
First-generation college students and students with disabilities evidencing academic need are eligible to participate in SSS projects.
- Tutoring in skills and study strategies necessary for academic success
- Academic coaching to maintain motivation for studying
- Career coaching so as to find personal strengths and evaluate career interest
- Assistance in finding financial resources for college expenses
- Help with accessing services for students with disabilities
Any student with a disability (physical or psychological) who has a documented need for classroom accommodations is eligible to receive services through DSS. Each student must provide documentation that indicates clearly what accommodations are appropriate in his or her individual circumstance.
The types of accommodations facilitated by the Alpha Scholars Program may include but are not limited to the following:
- Extended time on examinations (not unlimited time)
- A distraction-reduced environment for taking tests
- Note takers
- Use of tape recorder in class
- Preferential seating in the classroom
- Textbooks on tape or in Braille
- Readers or scribes (technology-based whenever possible)
- Sign language interpreter in class
- Large print material
- Use of assistive technology devices
- Classroom handouts in alternate form
- Ability to move about during class in a manner that does not disturb other class members
It is the student's responsibility to request specific accommodations and to follow the policies and procedures for acquiring those accommodations as specified in the student handbook.
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