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Academic Support and Achievement Program To Become The Learning Center

The Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP) is getting a new name, but the services it provides to SUNY Cortland students won’t change.

Effective June 15, the office will be known as The Learning Center to more clearly and accurately communicate the office's focus on the student learning process, which is at the core of all its programs:  Professional Tutoring, Peer Tutoring, Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL), Supplemental Instruction (SI), and online tutoring through Nightowl.

In addition to course support through student-led programs, professional tutors, who have advanced degrees, years of academic support and classroom experience, and expertise in the discipline of tutoring and learning support, are available to work with students on writing, math, reading, chemistry, physics, study skills, test-taking and time management. Professional tutors also serve as coordinators for the Center's student-led programs, where they use best practices and the ethical standards of the discipline to provide academic support and on-the-job experience for SUNY Cortland’s students.

From its launch in 1983, the Center has been committed to providing academic support to all students in a safe, inclusive, centralized environment that focuses on supporting the whole student and helping each individual develop skills that lead to independent learning.

The Learning Center's services are free and available to undergraduate and graduate students of all ability and achievement levels. Those who regularly use The Learning Center’s services tend to show increased academic confidence, stronger learning skills and improvement in coursework.   

The Learning Center is located in Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-205. For more information, call 607-753-4309, email or visit After June 15, the Center's email address will be and the web address will be