2016-2017 Catalog

Student Services

Academic Advising: At Strayer University, academic advising is a communication process—whether face-to-face, by mail or e-mail, on the telephone, or through computer-mediated systems—by which Strayer University helps students realize their maximum educational and career potential and become effective agents for their lifelong learning endeavors.

Strayer University views advising as a comprehensive process designed to help each student make sound academic decisions. Academic advising is done primarily by the Campus Dean or Associate Campus Dean. 

Career Services:  Career resources and services are available online and on campus.  The University’s goal in supplying these resources is to support the professional development of our students and alumni.  Online resources are available through the University Career Center website on the iCampus portal and include: an online job board, on demand career advice videos, an interactive mock interviewing tool, job search recommendations, support information, and software to build resumes, cover letters, and portfolios.  On campus career resources may include books, periodicals, and local job listings.  Individual career assistance is provided in the Learning Resources Center (LRC) and includes job search suggestions and demonstration of online career resources.

Although the intent is to actively engage students in the career development process, participation in the career activities and/or completion of any Strayer University program does not guarantee a student will find employment after graduation.

Computer Services: Strayer University provides a variety of computer services to students. The University has a computer lab at each campus location for students to use during normal campus hours.  All labs are equipped with broadband internet and an array of software for students to use. The software includes, but is not limited to, the Microsoft Office Suite, Peachtree accounting software, Microsoft Expression and Microsoft Visual Studio.

The computer labs also have connections to over twenty-five online databases for use in research and related projects. The databases provide access to thousands of peer-reviewed journals, daily newspapers, financial and statistical data, and eReference sources.  

Each university location has an onsite Lab Monitor. Learning Resource Manager, or Learning Resources Center Assistant can assist students with basic computer questions. They can also help students in the use of online databases as well as basic functions of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Financial Advising: Any financial concerns should be discussed with personnel in Student Financial Services.

International Student Advising: F-1 students should meet with an academic administrator or their Campus Dean or Associate Campus Dean early in their academic programs to plan their course schedule.

Placement Testing: Undergraduate students must demonstrate proficiency in English and mathematics skills in order to successfully navigate through their academic career at Strayer University. Students should reference the procedures for fulfilling Strayer University’s placement requirements under the section titled, “Undergraduate Admission” in the catalog.

Taking the placement exam requires no preparation. Students have access to take the placement through the student portal on icampus: https://icampus.strayer.edu. This can be taken remotely or on a campus.

Tutorial Services:

Tutoring is available in subject areas such as English, mathematics, accounting, and economics.  All students have access to these tutoring services at no cost*—whether they are taking classes on campus or online.  To participate in campus tutoring, students should check with the Campus Dean or Associate Campus Dean. Online tutoring is available for students via the student learning system's homepage. 

Supplemental Instruction for specific courses may also be provided.  Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction services are provided by experts with a strong background in the subject area in which they are tutoring.

For all tutorial sessions, the student should come prepared by bringing course materials and specific questions for the tutor and having completed the required course reading and attempted the required homework. Tutors may provide feedback to course instructors on topics covered in individual sessions.  Although the instructor is always the first person the student should turn to for further clarification or assistance, a tutor can provide additional assistance to help in reaching educational goals.

*The number of hours provided may be limited.

Veteran’s Advising:  Strayer University keeps abreast of current requirements and regulations by maintaining a liaison with the Department of Veterans Affairs. University administrators also periodically attend appropriate seminars.

Initial information about educational programs for veterans and initial assistance to veterans are provided by the Admissions Office. Thereafter, Student Financial Services handles questions and paperwork concerning re-certification and continued eligibility.  Student Financial Services is available to answer any questions veterans may have.