Q: How many credits does a student need in order to be considered “full-time?”
A: 12 credits.
Q: How many credits is a class?
A: Most classes at Clarkson are 3 credits; however, there are some 4 credit classes typically found in Math and Science.
Q: What is SSS?
A: Student Support Services is a federally funded grant program to support first generation, income eligible, and students with disabilities. Students' eligibility is determined at application and when a student comes into the Student Success Center to seek academic assistance.
Q: How can my student sign up for tutoring?
A: Clarkson tutoring is administered through the Student Success Center. Drop-In tutoring is offered in the Quad Classroom Sunday-Thursday 7-11pm for first-year Math and Science classes, and in CAMP 178 for second and third-year Engineering and Math classes. On PeopleSoft, students can choose to enroll in weekly small group tutoring for specific classes on their schedule.
Q: My student is struggling academically. Where do they go for help?
A: The Student Success Center provides individual academic counseling. We assist students develop personalized study strategies and time management skills. Additionally we help with test preparation and anxiety, as well as textbook reading skills and workshops.
Q: My student had a 504 plan in high school. Where should they go?
A: Students who had a 504 plan in high school should contact the Office of AccessAbility to discuss their personal needs.
Q: What is the difference between SSS, SSC, and SAS?
- SSS: Student Support Services is a federally funded grant program to support first generation, income eligible, and students with disabilities. Students' eligibility is determined at application and when a student comes into the Student Success Center to seek academic assistance.
SSC: Student Success Center is the office on campus where all students can find academic individual and group assistance: tutoring, personalized study strategies, time management skills, test preparation and anxiety, and textbook reading and workshops.
SAS: Student Administrative Services is the office on campus where students can find assistance with billing, financial aid and academic progress related to financial aid.
Q: My student is not doing well academically. Will they lose their financial aid?
A: Students and parents concerned about their financial aid should contact the Student Administrative Services office for personalized assistance.