Academic Support for AOP Students
If you need extra help in a course and prefer individualized or small group tutoring, our office will arrange to have a highly accomplished tutor assist you in your learning. Our tutors have taken these courses, achieving a B+ or higher and have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students interested in applying to be a tutor must be mature role model and possess an understanding of their unique responsibility as stewards of the AOP support services. Tutorial services are funded by the AOP Department.
Academic Advisement and transitioning to the academic rigors of SUNY Geneseo is of the highest priority to the AOP Department. As such, the process of advising students regarding the requirements for academic success is approached in a holistic manner. This process includes, but is not limited to:
- Transitioning to college
- Academic planning
- Academic decision-making
- Identify options and resources
- Learning the academic policies and procedures of SUNY Geneseo
- Making informed decisions
AOP Counselors, in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College, provides direct advisement to pre-major students as well as walk-in support to all AOP students. AOP Counselors along with designated academic department faculty members, participate in academic advisement training sessions each year. During these sessions, updated information regarding changes in course, major or minor requirements are addressed. In this way, AOP professional staff are kept abreast of all areas of academic development at SUNY Geneseo.
Every semester, the AOP department provides to students a calendar of important dates of which they must be aware. This calendar allows students to know in advance deadline dates for the declaration of their major(s) as well as important information regarding academic advisement, registration, final exams, and college wide vacation dates.
Ronald E. Mcnair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
The goal of the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is to provide academic and support services to prepare students who are first-generation college students from low-income households, or are from underrepresented groups in graduate education for doctoral study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other fields.
The SUNY Geneseo McNair Scholars Program encourages the pursuit of doctoral study by providing:
- Research-intesive experiences
- Extensive mentoring and support
- Grant-funded stipends for student research work
- Opportunities to visit graduate schools
- Opportunities to attend professional conferences
- Monetary assistance in support of programs
To learn more about SUNY Geneseo's prestigious McNair Scholars program: McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Becoming a Tutor
All tutors hired by the AOP department must participate in a training program to ensure that they are sensitive to the needs of students with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Training for all tutors, new and returning, is comprised of an online component, and in person mini-training and monthly small group training sessions.