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Academic Support


Academic Support Office (ASO)

The Academic Support Office is designed to assist students in refining and strengthening the academic skills necessary for success at SCU. Services available includes:

  • Academic and personal support
  • Study skills and time management assistance
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Scheduling and degree advisement
  • Disability support services
  • Tutoring support services
  • Referrals to therapeutic services
  • Mediation and conflict resolution techniques
  • And more!

For more information, please visit the Academic Support Office located in the Learning Resource Center. Current students can also visit the Academic Support Office’s Eracer page by clicking on Academics.  


Course Scheduling

The ASO counsels students in need of adding, dropping, and selecting courses.  If you need assistance and would like to set up an appointment, or ask questions, stop by our office or contact



The ASO manages all areas of tutoring and open lab sessions. X-Ray open labs, Anatomy open labs and CP open labs are available every term at set hours. Schedules for both tutoring and open labs are e-mailed to all students with the latest times, locations and available tutors. Stop by the ASO or click here for more information about tutoring.


Study Skills

Having a hard time concentrating or studying? We can assist you! Learn new ways to study, explore different time management techniques, and cope with stress and anxiety! Stop by the office or e-mail us at, set up an appointment with a Learning Specialist today!

For first term DC students, make sure to attend your orientation meetings every Tuesday. We cover an array of topics such as Effective Study Groups, Library Resources and Study Skill topics!


Academic Success Course

Need a course to keep you on track during your time at SCU? If you are in your fourth term or above, you should enroll in our selective course Academic Success. This course will cover learning strategies, study skills, time management, and additional tools to better assist you in and out of the classroom.


Academic Counseling

The ASO has full time staff who are here to help if you are worried, frustrated, or confused about classes, professors, or life. We are here to assist you with both academic and emotional needs. Schedule an appointment today, email or


Disability Services

In accordance with ADA laws and regulations, the ASO assists students with any type of disability ranging from learning to physical. In order to receive necessary accommodations, students MUST provide written documentation from their physician clearly stating the condition and tests completed for the diagnosis. Once this information is received, a Learning Specialist will work with you and faculty members to provide reasonable accommodations.


Extra Tools

SCU is proud to partner with Biola University in assisting our students with therapeutic counseling at a discounted rate. Do not hesitate to come in and ask for a referral form. Biola counselors can help you work through depression, separation, etc; email for more information.


Contact information:
Samaneh Sadri, MS, PPS
Director, Academic Support Office
Phone: 562.947.8755 ext. 512

Maddie Foster, Ed.S./M.S., NCC
Learning Specialist/Counselor
Phone: 562.947.8755 ext. 459