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The Office of Student Success offers a unique service to all undergraduate students, especially to first year students, because your success is our goal.

The most challenging time for any college student is the first year. Making friends and adjusting to academic life is often not easy. The transition to college is fun and exciting, yet it can be difficult, stressful, and filled with anxiety. The Office of Student Success offers support to students in their social, spiritual, and academic adjustment to college.

Problems may arise in a number of different areas, and it is important that they are handled in a direct, expeditious, and friendly manner. We are available to help, whatever the inquiry or problem. We can personally assist you or steer you to the right person or place on campus to achieve a resolution to a problem.

Our office is located on the first floor of Starvaggi Hall, behind the Enrollment Services counter. We have an open door policy, and students can feel free to stop by anytime or contact us by email. We are truly committed to helping you be successful here at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dan Kramer
Director of Student Success


Welcome to Student Academic Support Services!

Student Academic Support Services has a two-fold purpose:

  1. to assist our students achieve their full academic potential;
  2. and to assist our students with disabilities by providing academic accommodations.



Academic Support Services

  • Academic Counseling

    Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and establish a plan for success!
  • Study Skills Workshops

    Individual and small group sessions help you master various study skills.
  • Testing Services

    Students can arrange to take their make-up tests, CLEP tests, and tests with accommodations in the Student Academic Services center.
  • Tutoring

    Free peer tutoring is available to qualified students.
  • Writing Center

    Assistance with writing assignments from beginning to end.
  • Academic Advising

    Get help planning your academic path and planning for graduation.



Disability Support Services

Every student is unique. Rather than have a one-size-fits-all approach (which ends up fitting no one), our office works confidentially with each individual student and evaluates his or her needs. This way, Franciscan University is able to guarantee the best service possible to each student with special needs. Franciscan University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and regulations issued thereunder to the extent applicable to Franciscan University. 

Disability Services Resources

Faculty are required to submit mid-term deficiencies for those students who are performing less than average or poor quality course work.
In general, deficiencies represent C- grades or below and are distributed midway through the semester. Students normally have approximately two weeks upon receiving the deficiency to withdraw from the class.


If you have multiple deficiencies or questions please contact one of the following people:

Mr. Dan Kramer - Director of Student Success, x5371
Ms. Tina Maroni - Director of Student Academic Services, x5358
Ms. Ann Dulany - Director of Advising and Academic Operations , x5254