Academic Support Services
Many programs and departments in the College offer academic support services to students. Information on the major programs is provided below. If the number is only listed as an extension (x)
and you are off-campus, you will need to dial 1-212-650-7000
and then the extension.
Biology Resource Center
The Biology Resource Center is a drop-in multimedia facility designed to allow students to supplement their classroom and laboratory instruction on their own time. Located in the Marshak Science Building, Room J502, student's may use the Center's computers to access software packages that cover a variety of topics relevant to their coursework, featuring animation, practice problems, self-tests, and other learning tools. In addition, students have the use of models, slides, audio tapes of faculty lectures, textbooks, and other materials. To check with the Biology Department office for hours of operation call ext.6800.
The City College Academy for Professional Preparation (CCAPP) offers science (including pre-medical), architecture, and pre-nursing students a full program of academic support and enrichment. The program includes weekly tutorial workshops for all introductory and advanced biology, chemistry, and physics courses, referral to research and internship experiences, counseling, career and skills development workshops, social activities, and access to study space in the CCAPP Study Center (Marshak Science Building, Room J1005) and the CCAPP Architecture Studio (Shepard Hall, Room S409). For more information on CCAPP please contact Professor Millicent Roth at 212-650-6768.
Chemistry Tutoring Center
The Chemistry Tutoring Center is located in Room J1029 in the Marshak Science Building. Extensive tutoring services are available for students in all general chemistry and some advanced courses. For further information please contact the Chemistry (212-650-8402) Department office or contact the tutor coordinator in Marshak Room J-1016
The Office of Recruitment and Retention, located in Steinman Hall, Rm T-2M7, assists in coordinating tutorial services offered by the Engineering departments; tutoring is also available through the campus chapters of engineering societies and organizations. PRES (Program for the Retention of Engineering Students) is a comprehensive enrichment program for selected minority engineering students that offers an array of support services, including tutoring in prerequisite math, science, and some introductory engineering courses. For further information on PRES please contact the Office of Student Programs, located in T-2M7 (212-650-8040/8041).
Foreign Languages Department - Tutoring Services
The Department offers tutoring to any student enrolled in courses who needs additional help. Tutors are advanced students who have been recommended by the faculty. The tutoring office is open on a regular basis. The schedule is posted outside the department office, NAC 5/223. t: 212-650-6731
The Math Help Desk is located in NAC R8/134.
Mathematics Dept. Main Website
NYC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYC-LSAMP)
NYC-LSAMP has, since its inception in November 1992, been at the forefront of a concerted effort to increase annual minority SMET (S
ngineering, and T
echnology) enrollment and graduation in the City University of New York. The Alliance provides academic scholarship support to CUNY students majoring in the SMET disciplines, making research an integral part of SMET education in New York City.
Physics Tutoring Center
The Physics Department (212-650-6832) operates the Physics Tutoring Center located in Room J418S. Staffed by upper-level physics majors, help is available in the introductory, as well as some of the more advanced, physics courses.
Physics website (has tutoring schedule)
Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) Program's Study Center
Tutorial services, in the form of individual and group tutoring, are available to all SEEK students. Instructor, counselor, and/or self-referrals are accepted. Tutoring is available in both basic skills areas and academic subjects. In addition to tutoring, supplemental instruction is offered in a variety of modalities such as cooperative learning groups, precept classes, computer-assisted instruction, skills immersion workshops, and review sessions. The Center offers individual and small group tutoring in basic skills and academic subjects as well as access to computers.
Department Office: NAC 5/226, Tel: 212-650-5774
Student Support Services Program
The Student Support Services Program offers academic, career, financial assistance and personal counseling to non-SEEK students who are enrolled in two or more remedial courses. In addition, group and individual tutoring are provided to help students acquire and develop writing and mathematical skills. Workshops in such areas as study skills, test taking, note taking, term paper writing, research techniques, and resume writing are offered during the academic year. Cultural enrichment activities are also part of the program. The Student Support Services Program (212-650-6829) is located in the NAC Building, Rooms R6/147-48.
The CCNY Writing Center offers one-on-one assistance for students working on writing assignments and projects from across the disciplines. You should visit us whenever you need someone to listen to your ideas, discuss your topics or assignments, and read your drafts. Tutors will work with you on planning, drafting, and revising -- all of the important steps in your writing process.
Location: The CCNY Writing Center @ The Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center, NAC Building, Amsterdam Ave Plaza , 3rd floor South. Tel: 212-650-8104
Writing Center Website