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Academic Success

The Office of Student Affairs coordinates a variety of academic success services to support PCOM students in reaching their goals.

About Academic Success Support

There are many keys to academic success, but some of the important ones we focus on are:

  • Time management and organization
  • Academic and social balance
  • Study skills and test taking strategies
  • Utilizing resources

PCOM students will benefit from an academic support system that is proactive in developing active independent learners. We help students develop a plan specific to their individual academic needs.

Academic enrichment programs

Our enrichment programs promote academic excellence as students learn to balance their study skills and social lives to the rigor of professional school.

  • Time management resources - Efficient time management is the most important ingredient for academic success.
  • Study strategies - Students can maximize their learning capacity by adopting the Smart Study Cycle. Students can also begin how to learn better and remember information longer by practicing spaced repetition, interleaving, retrieval and self-testing.
  • Peer tutoring program - Students can sign up to be tutored by other PCOM students who are typically a year ahead of them.
Additional resources

In addition, we offer seminars on study strategies and learning styles, as well as peer mentoring. These resources are offered to currently enrolled students at no charge. Additional information can be found on myPCOM in the Academic Resources tab.

Testing and evaluation

In recent years, the number of students diagnosed with disabilities attending higher educational institutions has increased dramatically. Members of the largest group of students with disabilities have learning disabilities. The diagnosis of a learning disability is often made by a psychologist trained in administering and interpreting psycho-educational assessments. Psychologists use the results of their assessments to understand how individuals receive, process, integrate, retain and communicate information.

The goal is to give the student with a disability equal access to the learning environment. Individualized accommodations are not designed to give the student an advantage over other students, to alter a fundamental aspect of the course, nor to weaken academic rigor. PCOM is committed to meeting the accommodation needs of students who provide appropriate documentation to support their request.

PCOM's Title IX Coordinator

Students with a learning or physical disability should email the Title IX Coordinator at to discuss appropriate documentation needed to receive accommodations. It is the student's responsibility to request services in a timely manner. Once all paperwork is received, the Title IX Coordinator will confirm the student's eligibility for services and accommodations.

Students with a disability are responsible for communicating approved accommodations with course directors and student affairs staff as well as meeting all course requirements using only approved accommodations.

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