Wow! What an exciting week and a half it has been here at SU. We are off to a great start here in the Academic Link; all of our student employees (tutors, receptionists, and PASS Leaders) have received the first part of their training. We have also seen some great success with our new WCONLINE scheduling system with over 450 students registered thus far (if you haven’t already done so, go to www.stevenson.mywconline.com to get yourself an account!). What I’ve been most impressed with is that we have had over 50 tutoring appointments and it is only the beginning of the semester!

I really think that last point is fairly impressive. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the successful students are those who seek help before they need it. College, regardless of what year one is in, can be a difficult time. The transition from high school to college, community college to four year institution, first year to second year (or any other transition, really) can be a challenging one. Remember, even though you will likely feel challenged here, there are systems of support out there. Ultimately, though, it is up to you to use them! I hope that this message of encouragement reaches anyone who thinks they might need a little extra support. Feel free to stop by the Academic Link on either campus in order to let us know how we can assist you!