2019–2020 Catalog

Student Services

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

Strayer 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 Resources: Career resources are available to support the professional development of our students and alumni through the University Career Center website through the iCampus portal. These resources include an online job board, on-demand career advice videos, an interactive mock interviewing tool, job search recommendations, support information, and software to build résumés, cover letters, and portfolios. In campuses with Learning Resources Centers, there may be additional career support. Students and alumni may contact the local campus to inquire if on-ground career support is available.

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

Computer Services: Strayer provides a variety of technical services to students. The university has a media center at each campus with computers for students to use during normal campus hours. In addition, students can use their own personal computing devices at campuses as well. Wi-Fi and printer access are also available at all campuses for student use.

Each university campus has staff who can assist students with basic computer questions. For more detailed technical support, students can contact the technical support center. For hours of operation and contact information go to https://icampus.strayer.edu/technical-support.

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, 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 in order to successfully navigate their academic career at Strayer. Students should reference the procedures for fulfilling Strayer 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 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.

Veterans' 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.

Students may reference a list of topics included in this catalog for additional information about military and veteran students. See Active Duty Military and Veteran Students in the General Information section of this catalog.