How do I set up a meeting with my Academic Support Counselor?
The Student-Athlete Support Program is located in the Department of Athletics in the Sports Center Room 206. Athletes can either e-mail their counselor directly to set up a meeting or can stop by the office for a walk-in meeting.
What is priority registration?
Beginning with the second semester of enrollment, student-athletes receive priority registration. When student-athletes register early, class and practice conflicts can be minimized. Student-athletes must follow all registration procedures set by their academic unit.
How will I choose my classes?
Before arriving at summer orientation you will receive information to help guide you in selecting your courses for your first semester. During summer orientation you will meet with your academic advisor in your school or college to review your course selection and make any necessary changes. The Nest also provides your name and travel schedule to your advisor so that they can help you arrange a class schedule that does not conflict with practice. The Nest is also available to assist you.
Who is my academic advisor?
Your academic advisor is determined by the school your major is within. You can locate your academic advisor here.
How do I find a tutor?
The Nest also provides individual peer tutors for student-athletes. A student should contact The Nest at email@example.com to request a tutor as soon as there is a concern about course material. In addition to individual tutoring, referrals to other campus resources, such as the Writing Lab, the Writing Center, and the Mathematics & Statistics Tutoring Lab, may be provided. Remember, it is never too early to request a tutor.
Will I miss class for team competition?
Sometimes that is unavoidable. Student-athletes do their best to register for classes that limit the number of absences required for competitions. At the beginning of each semester, The Nest issues letters for student-athletes to give to their professors with the travel schedule their sport. The letter provides a basis for a student-athlete's discussion with each professor about potential academic/athletic conflicts.
What should I do if I need to miss class due to athletic competition or travel?
Sometimes that is unavoidable. Student-athletes should do their best to register for classes that limit the number of absences required for competitions. At the beginning of each semester,The Nest issues travel letters for student-athletes to give to their professors. These letters provide a basis for a student-athlete's discussion with each professor about potential academic/athletic conflicts.
When an absence occurs, it is the student-athlete's responsibility to follow up about the missed class session and get notes from a classmate.
What happens if I miss an exam or a paper is due?
Student-athletes are expected to turn in papers before leaving for team travel or make arrangements with the professor to turn it in electronically. If a student-athlete is going to miss an exam due to team travel, they must discuss it with the professor prior to the scheduled exam date. If the professor prefers, The Nest can proctor the exam provided that arrangements are made prior to the student-athlete's travels.
How do I arrange for accommodations if I have a disability?
Students who provide documentation of a learning disability or ADHD can work with both the Student-Athlete Support Program and the Academic Support Center to meet their needs. Students with medical, physical, psychological, or sensory disabilities can request accommodations from Disability Support Services.
Life Skills Programming By Year
- Thinking and Learning Opportunities for New Student-Athletes (TALONS) Workshops help first-year and incoming transfer student-athletes understand and cope with academic, social, athletic, and personal pressures related to the transition to AU.
- TALONS provides new student-athletes with practical strategies and information to adjust to college academics and athletics.
- Leadership Development Workshop Series
- EverFi Financial Literacy Program helps students develop financial literacy skills around topics such as savings, banking, financing higher education, investing, payment types, and credit scores. Through a 10 week online class, students completes this interactive course, helping them to improve their financial health.
- Career Boot Camp, which tackles interview preparation, LinkedIn etiquette, salary negotiations, and much more!Resume development
- Resume development
- Begin career search, partnering with AU Career Center and the Kogod Center for Career Development, which provides job placement fairs as well as mock interviews for students.
- Senior etiquette dinner gives student-athletes the opportunity to dine at a fine DC restaurant while learning proper etiquette from a professional protocol teacher, which can benefit students during job interviews.
- Continue career search, finalizing resume and cover letter for job applications.