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Academic Advising
Academic Counseling
Academic Performance Tracking (grades)
Academic Services and Peer Tutoring
Academic Standing
ADV1101- Foundations for Academic Success Course
Care Team/Care Alert
Class Probation Conferences
Disability Support
Freshman Success Program
Learning Excellence
Student Academic Advising Orientation
Student-Athlete Study Program
Summer Experience
Summer School
Supplemental Instruction
Testing Accommodations
Writing Center
Academic Program Change Notifications
Absence Notification
Class Attendance Warning Notification
Academic Involuntary Withdrawal

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING: Every student at High Point University is assigned an academic advisor in their major who mentors, helps plan semester schedules, and develops an academic plan towards graduation. In addition to providing training and support to faculty advisors. Students changing majors, adding a minor or 2nd major, and notification is completed by the office.

Contact:
Sarah Bryce, Academic Planner and Advisor, 415 Smith Library
(336) 841-9510  sbryce@highpoint.edu


ACADEMIC COUNSELING: Students experiencing academic difficulty in their courses can discuss course planning, options, and support with any of the professional staff.  Personal counseling is also available to students through Counseling Services in the Office of Student Life.

Contact:
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191   agoedeke@highpoint.edu 
Sarah Bryce, Academic Planner and Advisor, 415 Smith Library
(336) 841-9510   sbryce@highpoint.edu


ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE TRACKING (grades): Student grades (with a focus on freshmen) are reviewed at mid-term and end-of-the-semester. This information is shared with the student’s advisor and follow-up by the OAD professional staff with students who receive less than satisfactory progress or having significant grade challenges is conducted each semester.

Contact:
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu
Sarah Bryce, Academic Planner and Advisor, 415 Smith Library
(336) 841-9510  sbryce@highpoint.edu


ACADEMIC SERVICES and PEER TUTORING: Academic Services is a “level-three certified academic assistance center” by CRLA. Free tutoring is available to any student in the University in any subject and is provided by certified peer tutors. Both group and individual peer tutoring are available. Programs related to writing skills, TI-89 calculator use, computer word processing, plus seminars in time management, testing strategies, teacher education Praxis exam and learning assistance technologies are also available.

Contact: 
Dr. Craig Curty, Director, Academic Services, 400 Smith Library
(336) 841-9014 ccurty@highpoint.edu


ACADEMIC STANDING: Students whose academic performance is unsatisfactory in a semester are placed on either Academic Probation or deemed Ineligible to return to the University. The office informs and works with these students to improve their academic standing.

Contact: 
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu


ADV1101 – FOUNDATIONS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS COURSE: ADV1101 is a comprehensive academic and life skills course designed to support the overall development and success of the student through the application of techniques, skills, practices, and ideas to the academic, personal, social, and career aspects of a student’s life.  The course is taught by the professionals of the office.

Contact:
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu


CARE TEAM: The Care Team is a cooperative effort of the professionals of the Office of Academic Development and the Office of Student Life to support the over-all well-being of the students of the University community. Faculty, staff, and students make referrals to the Team for follow-up and support services coordination.

Contact:
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu
Gail Tuttle, Vice President for Student Life
(336) 841-9141 gtuttle@highpoint.edu


CLASS PROBATION CONFERENCES: Students placed on Class Attendance Probation are required to meet with a member of the Office of Academic Development to discuss their class absences and to create a plan for improvement.

Contact:Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu
Sarah Bryce, Academic Planner and Advisor, 415 Smith Library
(336) 841-9510  sbryce@highpoint.edu


DISABILITY SUPPORT: Students with documented learning, physical, or psychological disabilities receive appropriate support and accommodations based upon professional review of their diagnostic documentation. Testing, applied technologies, and individual support are provided according to each individual case.

Contact:
Rita Sullivant, Coordinator, Disability Support, 407 Smith Library
(336) 841-9061 rsulliva@highpoint.edu


EARLY ALERT: Early in each semester faculty report student progress in their courses. Students experiencing a more challenging beginning are counseled by their advisor and OAD professionals.


FRESHMAN SUCCESS PROGRAM: This program is dedicated to assisting freshman students in enhancing their academic and life skills plus their transition to academic and college life. Includes all OAD support programs.

Contact:
Dr. Beth Holder, Associate Dean of Freshman Success
(336) 841-9279 bholder@highpoint.edu


LEARNING EXCELLENCE:  The Learning Excellence Program is a fee-based support system available to any student. Through a diverse, comprehensive, and individualized academic support program, each student receives personalized attention and encouragement as appropriate.

Contact:
Debra Pomeroy, Learning Excellence Program Director, 405 Smith Library
(336) 841-9360 dpomeroy@highpoint.edu


STUDENT ACADEMIC ADVISING ORIENTATION: All entering students to the University participate in an orientation session on advising and curriculum requirements as part of Early Registration or General Registration. Students are also invited to check the Academic Advising website for additional information and support.

Contact:
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu
Sarah Bryce, Academic Planner and Advisor, 415 Smith Library
(336) 841-9510  sbryce@highpoint.edu


STUDENT-ATHLETE STUDY PROGRAM: Student-athlete Structured Study Hall “study hall” is required of all freshman athletes and of other athletes as appropriate.

Contact:
Ms. April Wines, Assistant Athletic Director for Academics


SUMMER EXPERIENCE: Summer Experience is HPU’s nationally recognized early start program for entering freshmen conducted during the month of July before the fall semester. Students earn 8 credits towards graduation while making the transition to college life easier and reducing “freshman anxiety.” ADV1101 serves as a core component.

Contact:
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu


SUMMER SCHOOL: Any student may attend summer school at HPU. Sessions include: HPU AWAY (online), May term, and on campus summer sessions I and II.

Contact:
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu


SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION: This peer tutoring program directly places a tutor in the classroom alongside students. They also serve as the out-of-class tutor.

Contact:
Dr. Craig Curty, Director, Academic Services, 400 Smith Library
(336) 841-9014 ccurty@highpoint.edu


TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS: Students who receive testing accommodations may take their exams in private testing rooms provided on the 4th floor of Smith Library in the Office of Academic Development.

Contact:
Suzanne Meehan, Disability Support Technology Associate, 424 Smith Library
(336) 841-9218 smeehan@highpoint.edu


WRITING CENTER: The Writing Center provides writing consultants to assist students with their ENG1101/1102/1103 writing requirements and other students with their course papers and projects. Email writingcenter@highpoint.edu for more information.

Contact: Dr. Leah Schweitzer


OTHER: The Office of Academic Development also provides faculty, advisors, students, and University personnel/staff the following notifications as appropriate:

Contact:
Dr. D. Allen Goedeke, Associate Dean, 401 Smith Library
(336) 841-9191  agoedeke@highpoint.edu

  • ACADEMIC PROGRAM CHANGE NOTIFICATION –  Changes of major, minor, etc. Notification sent to the new and old advisors and other University staff.
  • ABSENCE NOTIFICATION - Instructors and other University staff are informed when a student misses class due to illness or some family event. Students are not excused for any absence.
  • CLASS ATTENDANCE WARNING NOTIFICATION - Students are placed on Class Attendance Warning by instructors when they miss too many classes.
  • ACADEMIC INVOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL - Students are involuntarily withdrawn (dropped) from a course by the instructor when their absences exceed the instructor’s attendance policy.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu
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