Center for Academic Success

Our Mission

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at Cayuga Community College, in support of the institution’s mission to sustain academic excellence within a supportive learning environment, promotes the attainment of each student’s postsecondary educational goals by providing comprehensive, coordinated academic support services to all enrolled students. Center activities are grounded in research-based best practices for promoting student persistence and include but are not limited to:

  • Early intervention, academic success strategies that lead to independent, active learning, and self-regulation
  • Supplemental academic instruction via peer and professional tutorial services
  • Disability services to qualified students
  • Sound, timely, individualized academic advisement services
  • Assistance with course registration
  • Placement testing, discipline-specific testing, and make-up testing services
  • Skill enhancement and leadership development
  • Collaboration with faculty members, particularly those teaching developmental, foundation, and college success courses


Tutorial Assistance Services

  • Academic tutorial services are provided (at no charge!) to registered Cayuga CC students.
  • Appointment with a professional learning specialist
  • Weekly appointment with a certified peer tutor
  • Drop-in assistance at the tables for Math and Writing
  • Scheduled study groups (1x per week led by a certified peer tutor)
    • If you have a conflict with a scheduled ASC study group, submit a request form.
    • “Informal” study groups (not through the ASC) can be organized by students.
  • REMINDER: Utilize faculty office hours for guidance and assistance with course content.


Disability Services

  • Accommodations/services are provided for students with learning and physical disabilities.
  • Contact the disability office if you have, or suspect you have, a disability.


Tutor Recruitment

  • Interested in becoming a peer tutor? Submit an application form.
  • Minimum requirements for application:
    • Academic success (GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred)
    • Course competence/interest
    • Instructor recommendation
    • Interpersonal skills
  • Note: Application is not a guarantee of employment as a peer tutor.

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