Academic Resource Center

ABOUT ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER

You’re here to learn. We’re here to help. The Academic Resource Center supports all Wingate University students in strategizing for success. During every step of your journey, we’re by your side with:

  • Needed Disability Services
  • Solid Academic Advising
  • Referrals to Learning Resources

At Wingate University, learning is personal. We will personalize your learning strategies and find the support you need.

 

Writing Center

If you’re a current Wingate University student, employee or alumnus, the Writing Center offers the following resources to help you become a stronger, more confident writer:

  • Consultations (for faculty)
  • Critique services
  • Online self-help PDFs
  • Tutoring sessions for all classes
  • Workshops

These services are free, but please be aware of the following policies so that you can glean the greatest benefit from our services.

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Peer Tutoring

The tutors in this program are other students who have been successful in class and are recommended by their professors. These peer tutors have taken the classes and understand how to help fellow students grasp the course content and refine their study skills. In a typical semester, the peer tutoring program:

  • Hires approximately 60 tutors
  • Works with more than 400 students
  • Conducts more than 1,500 tutoring sessions

If you need help to set up your appointment, come by the Academic Resource Center on the second floor of the Ethel K. Smith Library. 

Gateway 101

In Gateway 101, you are introduced to the resources and tools you need from the full-time faculty members who lead the class, upperclass students (Peer Mentors) and your fellow classmates. The course is linked to another first-year course, which is typically taught by the same faculty member or another faculty member in the same department. Linking your Gateway 101 course to another first-year course provides you with more time to build relationships with classmates, mentors and the faculty.

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Academic Probation or Suspension

What is academic probation?

Students are placed on academic probation when they earn a grade point average below academic standards as stated in the academic catalog. This means you face academic suspension if you don’t return to satisfactory academic standing by the end of the semester.

What happens after I’m put on academic probation?

If you were placed on academic probation, there will be a four-step process that you will be required to completed. This will include an online Applied Learning Strategies seminar, a self-assessment, a contract, and a meeting with either the Director of the Academic Resource Center or the Director of Academic Advising.  Your schedule will be reviewed at this meeting.

What is academic suspension?

Suspension results when your cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below minimum standards for the second semester in a row, when your term GPA is less than a 1.00, OR when you have failed all hours attempted in a semester. If you are suspended, you are ineligible to enroll for the following semester. You may appeal the academic suspension by applying for reinstatement.

How can I appeal the suspension?

Write a letter to the Academic Appeals Committee stating that you are committed to improving your academics. Also note that you have the ability to do so and that you have a plan. Explain why your grades are low and your plans to earn better ones if given another chance. List any circumstances that have affected your academic performance and provide supporting documentation. For example, in the case of medical circumstances contributing to your situation, include information from a doctor.

Send the letter to:
Wingate University
Office of Student Success
213 E. Wilson Street
Wingate, North Carolina 28174
Fax: 704-233-8268

Email: studentsuccess@wingate.edu (preferred method)

What can I do to return to satisfactory academic standing?

Meet with your advisor to discuss your choice of major and a plan for academic improvement. Attend every class. Actively participate in class discussions. Meet often with your professors during their office hours. Use an academic planner or calendar to keep up with your course work.  Utilize the academic resources available on campus.