Located in Lincoln Hall, the Center for Academic Excellence houses resources such as academic coaching, tutoring, and supplemental instruction. Academic coaches help students develop an action plan for success at IC. Strengths-based and future focused, they are here to be students’ educational partner. They will work with students to develop specific study, time management, note-taking, and reading strategies. The Illinois College tutoring program is a free, comprehensive peer-based program designed to provide one-on-one assistance and small group support for student success. More information about the Center for Academic Excellence can be found at: http://www.ic.edu/centerforacademicexcellence.
The Center for Academic Excellence also houses the TRIO Student Support Services Program, a $1.1 million grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, that helps students who are first-generation, income-eligible, or students who have a documented disability reach their academic goals and graduate from Illinois College. Students must apply and be accepted into the program, which gives them access to academic coaches, grant aid, social events, and programs and services. These programs focus on academic success, financial literacy, and career development. More than half of all Illinois College students are eligible for the TRIO Program. For more information or to apply to the TRIO Program, visit: http://www.ic.edu/centerforacademicexcellence/trio.
Also located within the Center for Academic Excellence is the college’s Disability Services. Illinois College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity for all individuals and strive to provide reasonable accommodations to students who need, and will benefit from, specific learning accommodations. Students who had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan in high school, have a documented disability, or would like assistance in determining their eligibility should contact the Center for Academic Excellence. More information about the services, related policies, application, and forms can be found at www.ic.edu/disabilityservices.