Academic Support Services

Academic support services are offered through the College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the TRIO Student Support Services Program. Faculty and staff members in CETL and the TRIO Student Support Services Program are committed to empowering students to develop their full academic potential as self-directed life-long learners.

The College offers a comprehensive academic support system which facilitates student learning. The Academic Support Services at Edward Waters College help students learn how to make the best of their college years. Even the most academically proficient students are encouraged to take advantage of services available.


Services Include:
Academic Advising
College Success Courses
CETL Learning Program
Learning Labs
Academic Counseling
First-year Experiences Program


CETL Learning Program

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)-Learning Program provides academic skill enhancement coursework and support services for student who need additional preparation in the areas of reading, math, and/or English.


The following are the designated courses for the CETL program:

EWC 101
MAT 103
MAT 104A


Academic Advising

Advising services in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) are available for all admitted students, but primarily target students classified as freshmen, sophomores and transfer students.  The goal of CETL advisors is to support students by helping them discover opportunities that will advance their educational goals. Advisors clarify matriculation processes, promote excellence, and inform students about course requirements that must be completed prior to transitioning to their major department.

Students are assigned a CETL advisor and a degree specific advisor until completion of their bachelor’s degree.  The advisors in CETL provide academic guidance to students to ensure they become well informed about academic program requirements, important dates, declaration of a major, prerequisites for courses, critical forms, important dates, and policies and procedures.

Students can arrange to meet with a CETL advisor by contacting the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning by visiting the Polly Brooks Center or calling (904) 470-8057.



The Focused Academics Motivating Excellence (FAME) Program is also an academic support service program designed to help students increase and enhance their skills in reading, mathematics, and English. The FAME Program has a staff of peer tutors who have been recommended by their instructors and who have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in the field in which they tutor.  In addition, the program has a Mathematics Specialist and an English/Reading Specialist to assist students in their course work.

The FAME Program also responsible for providing academic support services to those students who test into one or more academic enrichment courses.  These students have access to the tutorial software CONNECT for English/writing and ALEK for mathematics.  All students have access to one-on-one tutoring in the FAME tutorial lab.

The FAME Program also provides support for students on Academic Warning and Academic Probation by monitoring their progress in their class work, by providing tutorial service, and by offering academic counseling.  Tutorial service is free for all currently enrolled EWC students and is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.