The mission of the Academic Services Center for Student-Athletes (ASC) is to guide, support, and inspire student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence. We provide quality academic/life skills education and support for all student-athletes at Tulane. Additionally, ASC aims to promote student-athlete academic achievement, community responsibility, and personal accountability. In doing so, our department believes in preparing student-athletes for the vast array of opportunities that will be presented in the future. Finally, ASC works to ensure that all student-athletes maintain NCAA continuing eligibility with regard to overall GPA, earned hours, and percentage of degree requirements.
Developing sound academic attitudes and practices that will enable the student-athlete to be an autonomous, self-regulated learner, now and in the future; learning does not stop after graduation, and the ASC intends to guide our student-athletes onto a path of lifelong learning.
The ASC is housed in the Don and Lora Peters Academic Center located on the first floor of the James W. Wilson Center. The ASC is a cohesive educational facility where student-athletes work with their academic counselors, tutors, educational assistants, and student-athlete enhancement staff.
Don and Lora Peters’ gracious donation provides Tulane student-athletes with open study space, private study/tutor rooms, classroom space, and wireless printing. Don Peters earned his B.A. in Economics in 1981 from Tulane University and is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Don and his wife Lora take pride in supporting the Green Wave.
ASC Office Hours of Operation:
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturday & Sunday
Through weekly, bi-weekly or daily meetings, Athletic Academic Counselors provide academic support for all Tulane student-athletes. Academic counseling includes, discussion of academic progress (including recent assignments, projects, and exams), preparation and planning for upcoming academic work, evaluation of study skills and assistance with time management and organization. Counselors also assist in helping new student-athletes with the transition from high school to college while adjusting to and handling the rigors of balancing both college athletics and academics.
Athletic Academic Advisors meet with Tulane student-athletes weekly, bi-weekly, or daily to provide holistic academic support. Academic advising consists of monitoring academic progress, preparing for upcoming academic work, study skill instruction, time management, organization, and advising for course registration. Athletic advisors also help incoming student-athletes with the transition from high school to college and how to navigate/balance college athletics and academics.
Tutoring/Educational Assistance (EA) Program
The mission of our Tutoring/Educational Assistance program is to support the mission of the Academic Services Center to promote student-athlete academic achievement by enabling students to become autonomous, self-sufficient learners. Through the use of tutors and educational assistants, our program strives to offer quality academic support for student-athletes while helping them to build their academic skillset and reach their academic goals.
All Tulane student-athletes receive priority registration. The ability to register early allows the athletic advisor and student-athlete to plan a course schedule with minimal athletic and academic conflicts. Student-athletes must follow all registration policies and procedures set by the Academic Services Center.
Athletic Academic Advisors ensure that student-athletes receive and provide professors with a travel letter each semester of competition. A travel letter includes the dates, times, and destinations of travel for the entire semester. Providing faculty with a travel letter at the beginning of the semester allows for each student-athlete to engage in a conversation with his or her professors about travel dates that may conflict with exams, assignments, or other course requirements. Travel letters assist student-athletes with organization and developing valuable relationships with faculty members across campus. Athletic Academic Advisors follow up with faculty members as needed regarding student-athlete travel or other extenuating circumstances, such as illness or injuries.
The Devlin S-AFE Center for Leadership Development Life Skills Program at Tulane University is a comprehensive and customized program focusing on the areas of academic development, personal development, career development, leadership development, and community service. The goal is that by the time student-athletes graduate from Tulane, they will not only have a degree from one of the top schools in the country, but they will also have a better understanding of themselves and their future. The program supports:
All of these aspects combine to provide our student-athletes with the best possible experiences to grow and learn on and off the field. We aim to develop our student-athletes in a holistic manner and they are honored through various awards such as our 3.0 GPA Club, Scholar-Athlete of the Month, Career Athlete of the Month, and the Ben Weiner WAVE CUP. The Devlin S-AFE Center for Leadership Development Life Skills Program seeks to give back to student- athletes that dedicate so much of their time to countless endeavors.
Technology Rentals - Tulane student-athletes will have the ability to rent technology through the Academic Services Center. Technology devices available for rent include:
All rented technology/equipment must be returned to the ASC at the conclusion of each semester for inventory and maintenance purposes.
It is the policy and practice of Tulane University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (Pub. L. No. 101-336), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. No. 93-112, § 504, as amended), and state and local requirements regarding individuals with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities of Tulane University.
All first-year student-athletes will complete an educational screening which provides the ASC with a comprehensive breakdown of the student’s academic background and learning tendencies. The Academic Services Center for Student-Athletes then works closely with The Goldman Center for Student Accessibility to ensure that individuals with disabilities receive the appropriate support and accommodations (i.e., extended time, separate quiet testing room, reader/scribe, assistive technology, etc.) they are eligible for to excel in their classes. Student-athletes attending Tulane who have any learning disabilities documentation or have had any learning evaluations prior to attending the school are encouraged to send that documentation to the ASC Learning Specialist, Wendy LeBlanc (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students can also begin the accommodations request process prior to arriving on campus by following the directions on the Goldman Center site.
A team of advisors, tutors and learning specalists are in place to help our student athletes thrive as they experience unique challenges and opportunities.
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Newcomb-Tulane College is the home of the undergraduate academic experience and we are here to support you throughout your time at Tulane. If you're struggling to adjust to college life, planning your study schedule or a range of other personal and academic concerns - seek out our Success Coaches or Peer Success Leaders. Struggling in a particularly tough class? The Academic Learning and Tutoring Center is available for peer to peer tutoring as well as services offered through the Writing Center and Math Center. The Center for Academic Equity helps ensure students in LGBTQ+, DACA, undocumented, first-generation college, Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities have the tools to thrive and flourish academically.