CU students who are on Academic Probation, or who have been provisionally admitted to CU, are required to participate in the Academic Momentum Program (AMP). Some students who are on Continued Academic Probation are required to participate in weekly Academic Coaching with a CACD staff member. However, we welcome any CU student who feels they would benefit from Academic Coaching to visit us and set up coaching appointments! Sessions usually last 10-20 minutes. CACD staff members can help you come up with a plan for succeeding in your courses each semester, develop study strategies and a time management plan, and learn organizational, goal setting, and self-management skills – and these are just a few of the things we can help with!
If you are running short on hours to stay in line with our “15 to Finish” program to graduate in 4 years, or to fulfill requirements for continued financial aid, you might consider taking a CLEP examination. CLEP is a great resource, even if you’re only short one credit hour!
What is CLEP?
The College-Level Examination Program allows students to earn college credit for certain courses by taking and passing a computer-based examination. There are currently 33 examinations that CU gives credit for. A passing score on just one CLEP exam can save a student 100+ hours of class time and coursework, and hundreds of dollars in tuition!
When you register-pay for the test, be sure to indicate you will take the test at Concord University and you want the scores sent to us. Then, contact our testing center to schedule your test.
The tests are administered in the CLEP Test room, Marsh Hall 228. Please contact Teresa Frey to arrange the test date and time. On test day please bring your test registration ticket and one form of identification (you may use your university ID).
Rahall Technology Center Atrium – by the sand volleyball court
The ASC began the CU Food Pantry in Fall 2016 to provide CU students who may not always have the resources for food or other essential items. In summer 2019 the Office of Veterans Affairs took over the management of the pantry. If a student is hungry, it is unlikely they are able to focus on doing what it takes to be a successful college student. Ensuring that students do not go hungry is one additional way we support our students at Concord!
There is also a free pantry found in the ground floor lockers of the Student Center that includes snacks, school supplies, and toiletries. That way, no student goes without the essential items they need to get through their semester!
How can you donate?
Students and community members can bring non-perishable food items, toiletry items, or school supplies for college students to the Veterans Lounge, in Rahall off the Atrium. If we aren’t open, leave donations on top of the food pantry cabinets! You can also donate money to the food pantry online through the CU Foundation. All donations are used specifically for the ongoing support of the CU Food Pantry.
** Please check the dates on items you are donating – we cannot put out expired food items.
What kinds of items do we need?
We strive to stock items in our food pantry that provide well-rounded meal options for our students. Helpful items include:
We also accept toiletry items and school supplies, including:
The Concord University Gap Fund is a grant dedicated to providing small awards to undergraduate Concord students who have high unmet needs or who find themselves in a financial situation that may lead to their dropping out. Many colleges and universities around the country have such funds for students in these difficult economic times. One national report on these new emergency/mini grant funds explains that the rising cost of a college education “often leaves students strapped for cash and without the financial resources necessary to succeed in school and cover their basic needs, such as housing and food. These students are living on the edge, and a financial emergency can derail their dreams of obtaining college degrees. The contemporary financial aid system may not be nimble enough to respond to the nature or urgency of a student’s financial emergency.” This is where the CU Gap Fund helps our students.
Be a currently enrolled Concord University undergraduate student in at least 12 credit hours;
Complete a short application including an explanation of the need for the emergency grant (and any relevant documentation). Examples of what constitutes allowable expenses include medical expenses, living expenses, transportation, childcare, schooling cost (not including textbooks); and
Not exceed the $1000 lifetime limit on CU Gap Funds.
The CU Foundation will disburse funds to the students
Our goal is to disburse funds within five days of the receipt of the application.
Donations to the CU Gap Fund can be made online through the CU Foundation.
At Concord we understand that students may be unsure of what they want to major in when first entering college – and that’s ok! For those students who are undecided, we have a structure in place to provide guided exploration of all that Concord has to offer. Our Career Pathways program encourages exploration of the opportunities available in large areas of interest while staying on track for degree completion. By the end of the first year, students will be prepared to transition into any degree program at CU that falls under their chosen Career Pathway!