Services Provided by ASP

The Academic Year Support Program provides a number of services to new and returning students during both the summer and academic year, including:

  • Academic Advising

    • Academic advising is one of the most important influences on students' collegiate experience. Through regular contact with students--whether face-to-face, through the mail, on the telephone, or through computer-mediated systems--advisors gain meaningful insights into students' academic, social, and personal experiences. Advisors use these insights to help students become part of the academic community, develop sound academic and career goals, and, ultimately, to be successful learners.

  • Career Assessment/Advising

    • Students entering college are often unsure about their long term goals and tend to lack information about their academic or career options. Others may need some assistance in identifying their personal skills, interests, and abilities. During the academic year, the ASP faculty advisors will work with each student in planning their major and future career with the assistance of the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CMPD).

  • Financial Aid Counseling

    • The Financial Aid office prepares financial aid packages based upon financial needs as determined by the studentsÂ’ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The ASP faculty and staff will conduct workshops in conjunction with the Financial Aid office to ensure students' understanding of their financial commitments.
  • AEES 101 Course

    • Selected ASP students enroll in the three credit AEES 101 course taught by faculty from Exploratory Studies. This course counts toward students' grade point average, financial aid progress, and credit count. It provides a structured introduction to higher education and Shippensburg University and applied learning strategies. The curriculum exposes students to proven strategies that will result in greater, academic, professional, and personal success.
  • Ongoing Counseling

    • ASP faculty and staff are available to discuss any concerns the student might be having adjusting to college, professors, roommates, homesickness, etc. Problems beyond the scope of the ASP faculty and staff will be referred to the Counseling Center. The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides individual, couples, and group counseling, crisis intervention, and psychiatric services for undergraduate and graduate students. The UCC is located in the Wellness Center on the ground floor of Naugle Hall.
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  • Social/Cultural Activities

    • Throughout the summer and academic year, ASP provides social and cultural activities organized by ASP students. Past events have included: Novemberfest, Mardi Gras Celebration, Game Night, bowling, a trip to Washington D.C. and much more.
  • Study Hall/Study Groups

    • College students are expected to study two hours for every one hour they are in class. With this in mind, ASP offers organized study halls and study groups where students have the opportunity to study in an environment where they can work independently or in groups to review, process what they have been taught, prepare for exams, and where they can easily get assistance from the ASP faculty and staff.
  • Tutoring Referrals

    • The ASP faculty and staff works very closely with the Learning Center staff in providing content-based tutoring on a walk-in and appointment basis, learning strategies workshops, and learning specialist services. The Learning Center is located in the library.