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Academic Enhancement

Many varieties of academic assistance, resources, and services are available to help our student-athletes maintain a balance between the demands of academics and athletics. By providing services like tutoring, counseling, and mentoring, our student-athletes are able to perform above expectation.

Academic Counseling –All new student-athletes are required to attend one-on-one counseling meeting with an Academic Support Staff person during their initial semester. During these meetings, the student-athlete and academic counselor discuss class assignments, strategies for communicating with professors, personal challenges and other issues related to academic progress.

Study Hall -- All new student-athletes are required to complete study hall hours during their first semester at Belmont. Study hall hours are monitored by Academic Support Staff and reported to head coaches in a weekly report. Student-athletes may complete their weekly study hall requirements at their own pace but must log their hours within designated locations on campus (i.e., the library, the student-athlete academic center in the Curb Event Center or other approved areas). Study Hall is designed to help student-athletes not only complete their assignments in a designated space but is also a great time management tool.

Tutorial Assistance – Tutors are available to assist student-athletes in a large number of subject areas. Individualized, as well as group tutoring is available to every student-athlete.  If the student-athlete is in need of tutorial assistance they can file a request with the Athletic Academic Services Staff.  

Academic Advisement – Academic Advising is mandatory for all students prior to registration each term. Students have an assigned faculty advisor within their field of study that helps advise them on classes each semester.  The athletic academic advisors will provide Scheduling Guidelines to each student-athlete, so the student is aware of the practice and travel schedule for the upcoming semester.  The athletic academic advisors work closely with campus departmental advisors to assist and provide guidance to student-athletes with course selection appropriate to their practice and competition schedules, when necessary. All student-athletes benefit from priority registration allowing them to choose class times that they will miss the least. The athletic academic advisors also understand the pressures and special needs of student-athletes and work closely with athletes to monitor their personal development and satisfactory academic progress toward their degree.

At-Risk Student-Athlete Academic Program – Academic mentoring or monitoring is offered to student-athletes who may have difficulty balancing the demands of university-level academics. These student-athletes are provided a variety of services that include, but are not limited to, weekly meetings with an advisor, referrals to campus services, grade/attendance monitoring, and tutorial services.

Growth & Purpose for Students (GPS) The GPS office is available to all students on Belmont’s campus.  The center is a support center, which helps students in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, advising, major selection, career exploration, etc.    

Disability Services – At Belmont every effort has been made to eliminate barriers to learning. Through the office of Disability Services, a wealth of resources is available to students.  Student-athletes who received academic support services due to a documented disability prior to entering college are assisted by the Disability Support Services staff to establish accommodations necessary to reaching their educational goals.