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Student Success Center

 Welcome to the Student Success Center. It's here that you can learn more about programs and services that can enhance your academic success, leading to a more rewarding experience at Atlantic Cape and into your career. These resources are free to all Atlantic Cape students.

Academic advisors are available to assist you with choosing a major, selecting courses and monitoring progress towards your academic goals.

If you have less than 13 credits are required to meet with Academic Advisor to discuss your major and plan your semester courses.

No appointment necessary. A valid photo ID is required.

Ways to Meet Your Advisor

In Person
  • We encourage walk-ins during office hours. You can discuss a variety of topics such as an academic plan, career services, issues with enrollment and major.  Please come prepared with a photo identification so we can best serve you. (Valid student ID or driver's license).

Requesting a Faculty Advisor
  • Based on your major, you may want your advisor to be a Faculty member from your area of study.  Check Here to Find a Faculty Advisor (check this link).  Faculty advisors usually post their office hours on their office doors.
  • Appointments for advisement sessions should be made directly with the Faculty member; call Academic Affairs at (609) 343-4909 for more information.

Online Student Advising
  • For general advising questions, please email advising@atlantic.edu using your Buccaneer email and include your student ID number and a telephone number. An e-mail or telephone reply will generally be made within 24 hours.

Locations and Hours

Mays Landing campus – J Building 1st Floor
(609) 343-5621
Atlantic City campus – 1st Floor
(609) 343-4893
Cape May campus
(609) 463-3960 or (609) 463-6786

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services (SSS) is a comprehensive program dedicated to increasing the academic success rate of students who are first generation* and/or low income, and/or students with disabilities by providing support in an accessible and respectful environment.

We provide personal, academic and career coaching that encourages excellence and promotes success through educational opportunities and the utilization of campus resources.

The program targets students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program and who meet one or more of the following criteria:

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a first generation student*
  • You meet federal income guidelines
  • You have a documented physical, learning, and/or mental health disability

* First Generation means neither parent earned their bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply

  • Complete an application
  • Provide documentation of income eligibility (IRS transcript)
  • Complete the interview process
  • Applications are available via this website, email, phone or in person.

Academic Advisement

Your SSS counselor is assigned as your academic advisor and will assist you in the adjustment to the college environment and developing an academic plan.

Tutoring

Free academic assistance is offered outside the classroom. Individualized tutoring is available on a limited basis for developmental English and math courses. Content courses and ESL tutoring are also available through the Learning Assistance Center free of charge. Contact your counselor to obtain information on individualized tutoring for development English and math courses.

Professor Feedback

Academic progress is monitored by requesting at least one evaluation from professors each semester.

Career/Leadership Bootcamp

Series of experiential career and leadership workshops offered that are designed to promote post-college transition and leadership skills.

Workshops/Seminars

Workshops and seminars are offered throughout the year on a variety of topics that enhance college success.

Transfer Initiative

Group and individualized assistance is available to help you with the transfer process. Assistance is also offered to assist you in securing financial aid at the upper division school. As least one visitation to a four-year college is planned each semester.

Career Development

Assistance is provided to aid you in determining compatible careers. We have computer-based career planning programs, written assessments (individual sessions), workshops and seminars are utilized.

Retention Management

You and your counselor will develop appropriate intervention strategies that will aid in your academic success.

Cultural Activities

Educational and cultural activities are planned throughout the year that encourage individual development, enhance cultural enrichment and increase knowledge of educational and career opportunities. Activities include but are not limited to plays, lectures, and visits to transfer institutions.

Personal Counseling

You are assigned a personal counselor who will assist you with any issues that may affect your academic progress. Counselors make referrals to community agencies when necessary.

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a state-funded program designed to assist low-income New Jersey residents who are capable and motivated, but lack adequate preparation for college study. The mission of EOF is to provide access to higher education for everyone.

EOF supports a wide array of campus-based outreach and support services at 28 public and many private colleges and universities in New Jersey. Atlantic Cape is one of 19 participating community colleges.

Through access to higher education we strive to improve quality of life, advance economic promise, and encourage achievement through advocacy and advisement, equipping students with academic, career and social skills to engage fully in life’s journey.

For more information, visit the Educational Opportunity Fund State Website.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Are you eligible for financial aid?
  • Have you been a New Jersey resident for 12 months or longer?
  • Is this your first time in college?
  • Do you or your family have a history of low income?
  • Are you the first in your family to go to college?
  • Are or were you eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program or other government assistance program?
  • Are you or do you intend to be a full-time student (12 credits or more)?
  • Do you need and/or are you enrolled in developmental courses?

If you are able to answer “Yes” to two or more of these questions, you may be eligible.

2019 - 2020 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculations

How to Apply

  • Apply for Financial Aid through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website
    • Every student who wants to apply for the EOF grant must file a FAFSA. The FAFSA is available through high schools, colleges or by calling the toll-free hotline number at HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistant Authority) 1-800-792-8670. The FAFSA is also available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Fill out and submit Atlantic Cape’s EOF Application. Submissions can be accepted in person, via mail, via email or fax.

Atlantic Cape Community College

Student Success Center/EOF Office
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
dgiannin@atlantic.edu
Fax (609) 343-4926

 

EOF Program Staff

Anita Polanco, Assistant Director

(609) 343-5098

apolanco@atlantic.edu

Dolores Giannini, Office Coordinator

(609) 343-5646

dgiannin@atlantic.edu

Dennis Jones, Counselor

(609) 343-5629

djones@atlantic.edu

Ellen Splaver, Counselor

(609) 343-5096

esplaver@atlantic.edu



IMPORTANT FORMS

Credit Amnesty Form

Program of Study Form

Student Support Services Application