Services Offered


Academic, personal, and career counseling designed to help students meet their academic and personal goals, provided by a professional academic counselor.


Educational planning and class scheduling are provided by an academic advisor or program counselor.


Tutoring is available in most subject areas and is provided by professional and peer tutors. 

Academic Workshops

Each semester, there are opportunities for students to attend workshops on campus or in an online format. A variety of topics are covered, including study and test taking strategies, time management and stress management. 

Midterm Student Progress Report

A written report is provided to each ACT 101 student that provides feedback on their academic progress in each course for the fall and spring semester. Interventions, resources and supports are made available to students who wish to improve their academic performance.


The Achiever Newsletter, issued twice a year, provides useful information on campus services, student activities, and articles of interest.  It is emailed to students in the fall and spring semesters; print copies are available to those students who prefer this format.

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

Program students are provided with opportunities to participate in cultural activities and events both on campus and to points of interest in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.   Students may receive tickets to attend events on their own, or they can participate in ACT 101 trips where transportation is provided.  Opportunities are included for exploration of the arts, history and occupational interests, to name a few. 

ACT 101 Orientation

New program students are invited to a mandatory orientation to learn about ACT 101 program services and financial aid resources.  Students who are unable to attend the group orientation will be provided an individual orientation session. 


Lending Library of Educational Materials (e.g., dictionaries, calculators, study guides) 

Payment or Reimbursement of Induction Fees for Phi Theta Kappa (Two-Year College International Honor Society) and Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society for Leadership and Success)