Office of Academic Counseling and Student Success Offices and Programs
Academic Counselors are available to guide you in planning successful long -term programs of study.
Accent on Success (AOS) Program
For academically at-risk/restricted students whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0, mandated counseling is required.
Career and Transfer Counseling
Counselors are available to help you with career and college decisions. Transfer Services include one on one college counseling, college searches, scholarship availability, etc. Career Services includes, one on one career counseling, on-campus recruitment, interviewing skill building, resume writing, etc.
Chi Alpha Epsilon – National Honor Society
Students who hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA for 2 consecutive full-time semesters or 3 consecutive part-time semesters who began their studies taking one or more non-credit (remedial) courses are encouraged to join this prestigious National Honor Society.
Students who are taking non-credit classes in Math, English, and/or Reading, are mandated to meet with an Academic Counselors.
Educational Opportunity Program
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides academic support and financial assistance to students who show promise for mastering college-level work, but who may otherwise find the college transition difficult.
Fresh Start Program
Meeting success after an unsuccessful first try is not uncommon. Students find themselves unable to continue college for different reasons. Some students are not focused, some receive poor grades and some do not have a clear career path.
For students returning to Westchester Community College after a prior unsuccessful start, our institution offers the Fresh Start Program.
Eligibility for the program:
- Student MUST NOT have enrolled for credit bearing courses at Westchester Community College for, at least, 6 consecutive fall and spring semesters prior to application
- All students, with the exception of those with transfer credit equivalent to Composition and Literature I and a 100 level math course, admitted into the program would have to take the placement test again on a one time basis.
Criteria required to receive the Fresh Start:
- Upon reentering WCC students must take a minimum of 12 academic credits provisionally at WCC and must obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.50 during the semester(s) necessary to complete the 12 credits necessary to apply for the Fresh Start program.
- Students may be required to complete College Success with a grade of C+ or better.
Forgiveness after meeting the criteria:
After meeting the criteria above, ALL the student’s prior courses are discounted from the overall GPA and given asterisks (*) on the transcript. From the forgiveness point, the transcript will be marked with the term “Fresh Start.”
Upon reentering WCC students must take a minimum of 12 academic credits provisionally at WCC and must obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.50
TRIO/Student Support Services
TRIO assists students needing one or more remedial courses who are low income, first generation college students or disabled.