Creighton EDGE and Student Services
Why shouldn't college be your chance to succeed like never before? Even if you're the most gifted student, you'll find some classes hard. After all, isn't that why you would choose a school like Creighton to begin with? But Creighton's EDGE program helps you rise to the challenge through unparalleled student support. While the EDGE is a wide-ranging student support program, academic support is a primary concern
Academic Success and Retention
Academic Success and Retention, located in the EDGE offices in lower level of the Reinert Memorial Library, coordinates academic support for undergraduate students. They coordinate tutoring, provide workshops on test-taking, time management, and other study strategies, provide a "Keys to Success" program during Welcome Week, and supervise the "Strategies for Academic Success" program. Academic coaches are also available to meet individually with students. For more information visit the Academic Success website or call (402) 280-5566 to schedule an appointment.
EDGE 120: Strategies for Academic Success
This two credit course addresses the skills necessary for achievement at Creighton and is designed to help you get your academic career off to a successful start. Topics covered include: note-taking, college text reading, time management, test preparation, memory skills, and individual learning style and strategies. Creighton students who have taken this course demonstrate improved grades and personal success. For complete information go to creighton.edu/cssr/studentsuccess.
Center for Health and Counseling
If you struggle with test anxiety, don't hesitate to call the Center for Health and Counseling, (402) 280-2735, and make an appointment to talk about how to take an exam calmly and confidently.
The Center also tests for learning disabilities at a cost far below what outside professional services charge. The testing requires several sessions, so don't wait to get this started if you have concerns or need updated documentation.
In addition, experienced psychologists are available to meet individually regarding any personal issue that could be interfering with success, happiness or emotional stability. All sessions are completely confidential.
The Center for Health and Counseling is located on the first floor of Harper Center.
Student Support Services
Are you a first generation student, meaning neither of your parents has graduated with a four-year college degree? If so, you may qualify for Student Support Services. Student Support Services is committed to encouraging academic success among its students, especially freshmen. Our first year program is designed to make your adjustments to college positive and successful. Our program activities can make the difference! Student Support Services will offer you:
- Academic support and tutoring to complement your in-class activities:
- Academic, personal and career guidance;
- Financial Assistance (eligibility is determined by family income);
- Workshops that focus on academic topics, time management, stress relief, test taking tips, etc.
For more information about the Student Support Services program, contact:
Director, Student Support Services
Old Gymnasium, Floor 2
(402) 280-5579 (fax)
Office of Disability Accommodations
Creighton University provides services and resources to meet the needs of qualified students with disabilities.
Academic accommodations that may be provided based on documentation include:
- Special testing arrangements
- Note takers
- Texts on tape
- Brailled and enlarged material
- Sign language interpreters
- Accessible campus housing
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 provides for reasonable accommodations and services to qualified individuals with disabilities. Creighton University requires that written documentation of a student's disability be submitted to the director of the Office of Disability Accommodations before any assistance can be provided. This written documentation must be provided by a qualified evaluator and should consist of current recommendations for a post-secondary setting.
For more information about the Office of Disability Accommodations, contact:
Director, Office of Disability Accommodations
Old Gym, Rm 437
(402) 280-5733 (fax)