Retention Services

The support you need, when you need it most.

We know that life can be challenging. Our retention services are designed to help you stay in school when things get difficult. We are here to help you turn your semester around and be successful in college. 

Course-Specific Tutoring

  • In-Person Sessions at the Academic Support Center or at Campus Meadows Housing Complex (for residential students, weekend, and evening hours)
  • Asynchronous eTutoring – For assistance with papers, essays, and other writing assignments
  • Synchronous eTutoring – Skype and net tutor options
  • Small Group Sessions – Live or online

Walk-ins are welcomed but it is best to book an appointment! Reserve a tutoring session by phone, in person or via the ASC’s online reservation system.

For more information, check out the Academic Support Center.

Study Strategies Tutoring

  • Note Taking
  • Test Prep Strategies
  • Reading Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently
  • Listening Skills
  • Memorization Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

For more information, check out the Academic Support Center.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is open to all Herkimer students, with special consideration given to faculty referrals, conditional admits, students on academic warning, and those who began their college experience as JUMPSTART and On-Course Learning Community participants.

The Academic Coach assists with:

  • Goal setting and task management
  • Choosing and employing appropriate study strategies
  • Staying focused
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Structured study time

Check for more information at the Academic Support Center.

Student Athlete Academic Success Services (S.A.A.S.S)

  • Our athletes are “Students First, Athletes Second”
  • Tracking of athletes’ academic progress
  • Student Athlete Action Plan for Success
  • Helping students to stay eligible for sports as well as for life

Check for more information at the Academic Support Center.

On-Course Learning Communities

As an incoming freshmen, you may opt in or may be required to participate in a learning community. The learning community faculty are trained in Skip Downing’s nationally recognized On-Course principles and are specially selected to work within a learning community. A learning community student registers into a defined block of courses, thereby creating a “community of learners” for a portion of their semester schedule. 

You will experience peer support systems, study groupings, and friendships that will last throughout your college experience - plus the opportunity for on-going appointments with Herkimer College’s Academic Coach, when you need it.

Counseling Services

Early Warning System

To help you stay on track for success, Herkimer College employs an early warning system that provides feedback from the faculty when the going gets tough and extra help is needed to keep your grades where they need to be.

Mentoring

If you are a conditional admit, you will be matched with a faculty/staff mentor. Based on your needs, you will set up a schedule that works for you both. 

Note: The mentor program does not take the place of the student’s own program advisor.