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Academic Support

Maximize your learning experience

Located in the lower level of the Student Life Center, Academic Student Connections offers a variety of services that empower students to maximize their learning experiences at SAU. Whether you’re looking for resources to help with studying, writing or addressing learning challenges, Academic Student Connections is here to help!

General Studies

General Studies (GES) courses are designed to strengthen the study, reading, writing or math performance of students who need additional prerequisite skills to be successful in college. Visit the Academic Student Connections office to find out if a GES course is the right choice for you.

GES Course Descriptions [PDF]

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses prepare students for the university classroom by examining facets of academic English. Topics such as writing research papers, reading, effectively using the library, developing computer skills and learning to think critically are emphasized and reinforced throughout each class. Active learning is encouraged through small classes, qualified instructors and the use of technology.

ESL Course Descriptions [PDF]

Compliance

Academic Student Connections seeks to provide equal access, accommodation and support for individuals with disabilities. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Academic Student Connections is proactive in developing specialized accommodations to support the ability of each individual eligible for such services. Academic Student Connections personnel consult with students, then accept, evaluate and maintain documentation (consistent with ADA guidelines), establish or negotiate reasonable accommodations to reduce academic barriers for students and notify professors of the necessary accommodations for the students in their classrooms. 

Each year, students having need for accommodations must notify Academic Student Connections of their continuing desire for services. Requests for any type of digitized textbooks should be given one month in advance. Students are responsible for providing documentation and communicating with the Academic Student Connections staff of any need for adjustment or modification of the support plan established.

Contact

Academic Student Connections
517.750.6481
asc@arbor.edu
amber.hollowood@arbor.edu
manda.kelly@arbor.edu

Confidential documentation may be sent to:
Academic Student Connections
Spring Arbor University
106 E. Main St., Spring Arbor, MI 49283
F: 517.750.6660