Center for Academic Success

  • HOURS:

     Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (see separate schedule for the Writing & Tutoring Center below)  


    Testing Center and Offices are located in St. Francis Hall 1st floor. The Writing & Tutoring Center is located in the Library and Learning Commons 2nd floor.  

    The Center for Academic Success (CAS) offers programming and services that include a testing center and support for students with disabilities, academic advising and counseling, tutorial services, and coordinating retention initiatives across the campus. The “Opportunities for Academic Success in Studies” (OASIS), ACT 101, and the “Study Acceleration: Gaining Excellence” (SAGE) programs also provide additional help for student success. CAS also maintains a learning skills library and numerous resources that emphasize the development of time management, study skills, and decision-making skills. Academic counselors are available to work with the student on an individual basis regarding academic counseling, study skills, and other academic concerns. All programs are housed on the first floor of Saint Francis Hall. 

    Academic Advising

    Disability Services

    Special Programs

    Testing Center

    Writing & Tutoring Center  

    • Writing Center Resources
    • Located on the 2nd  floor of the Library and Learning Commons
    • Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 1:00 pm-7:00 pm; Friday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. (See Stokes schedule for additional evening and Sunday hours.)
    • Tutoring Schedule



  • Staff

    Ms. Renée Bernard
    Director of Academic Success & Retention
    St. Francis Hall 106
    (814) 472-2766

    Ms. April Fry
    Accessibility Services Coordinator
    St. Francis Hall 111
    (814) 472-3176

    Ms. Terri Kirby
    Academic Support Specialist
    St. Francis Hall 101
    (814) 472-3024

    Ms. Amy Lytle
    Academic Success Specialist
    St. Francis Hall 113
    (814) 472-3178

    Ms. Sarah Dumm
    Academic Success Coordinator
    St. Francis Hall 114
    (814) 472-3892