Academic-Athletic FAQ's

How do I request a tutor?

You can request a tutor by logging into your myNova account. On the lefthand on the webpage you will see a link that says "Click to Request a Tutor." The link will redirect you to GradesFirst, where you will see a list of your classes. Next to your classes are links that read "Request a Tutor." You can choose between a variety of dates, locations, and times by altering the calendar. It is mandated that you schedule a tutor appointment with 48 hours notice. 

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How do I request a writing tutor?

Writing tutors are available at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) Monday-Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm. Student-athletes do not need to sign-up for an appointment as they are on a walk-in basis.

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What are the hours of the Academic Resource Center (ARC)?

The ARC is open Sunday-Thursday from 4pm-10pm. The ARC is closed on Friday and Saturday.

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How many hours of study hall am I required to complete?

If you are a freshman student-athlete, you are required to complete 4 hours of study hall a week. If you are an upperclassman student athlete with a GPA of 2.3 of below, you are required to complete 4 hours of study hall a week.

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What if I am missing class because of a game?

The Office of Academic Support for Athletics has Varsity Excuse Forms that students are to fill out when missing class due to a competition. Forms must be filled out a week prior to the missed class date. Varsity Excuse Forms are to be submitted to professors before the student-athlete misses the class.

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How do I contact my mentor?

All incoming freshmen student-athletes are assigned a mentor their freshman year. There will be an introductory mentoring meeting at the start of school where you will have an opportunity to meet your mentor for the first time. At the introductory meeting you are to sign up for a meeting time with your mentor. Your mentors information will also be available in a student-athlete planner you will receive in August.

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How often do I meet with my mentor?

Mentors and mentees are required to meet once a week.

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What if I have a scheduling question? Or want to drop/add a course?

If you have a question about your schedule, please come to the Office of Academic Support located in Jake Nevin Field House and speak with Jenn Brophy or Krista Chmielewski. The Office of Academic Support staff will be able to help you with scheduling, adding or dropping a course, withdrawing from a course, requesting a tutor and much more. NOTE: Do not drop a course without consulting Jenn or Krista in the Office of Academic Support.

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Contact Us

Villanova University
Academic Support for Athletics

Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center
Offices 161-164
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.7719
Fax: 610.519.6884

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