USF Alert:

USF will conduct in-person, hybrid and online fall semester courses in Fort Wayne and Crown Point beginning Aug. 24.

Information about COVID-19 pandemic precautions are available at and https://covid.sf.edu and https://news.sf.edu/category/coronavirus.

Academic and Career Development Center

Pope John Paul II Center, Room 210
Phone: 260.399.8065
acdc@sf.edu

Office Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday-Friday, or by appointment

Online Resources: MCC, Handshake, GivePulse, Bookings, and many more virtual resources

Social Media:  Twitter (@USF_CareerHelp) and Instagram (usffw_careerhelp)

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services within the Academic and Career Development Center provides services for students with documented disabilities and/or documented accessibility needs.

Students who present appropriate documentation for a qualifying disability can receive reasonable accommodations to facilitate academic access. USF offers a variety of services and assistance at no cost to the student.

Accessibility services can include ordering textbooks of alternative format, priority class scheduling, interpreters, as well as other services as needed. Available assistive technology includes: Kurzweil text-to-speech reader, smart pens, and screen readers to assist students with reading and writing challenges. Testing accommodations include reading tests or directions, receiving extended time, providing an alternate exam site, providing exams written in large type, and exams in a distraction reduced environment. Also, Accessibility Services can provide accommodations on placement tests if the student presents appropriate documentation. Documentation must be sent to the Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services as soon as possible prior to arrange testing. Students may access testing services through Form Central on My Cougar Connection page.

Stop in or call for an appointment. Students may access additional information on sf.edu or My Cougar Connection (MCC).

Career Development

Career Development within the Academic and Career Development Center can help you develop your career plan, understand the employment outlook in your field, acquire the professional skills needed for success, and build a portfolio that represents your qualifications, abilities, and achievements. Come take advantage of everything the Career Development Center has to offer, including:

  • Career Coaching
  • Resume and Interview Preparation
  • Job/Internship Search Assistance
  • Cougar Ready Workshops
  • Mentoring Program
  • Graduate School Research

Stop by the Academic and Career Development Center at any time! You can also schedule an appointment through our Career Services platform called Handshake. You can access your Handshake account in My Cougar Connection/Employment/Handshake. Follow us on Twitter (@USF_CareerHelp) and Instagram (usffw_careerhelp), for job, internship, and graduate school opportunities; career tips; and event information!

Indiana 21st Century Scholar Grant

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars awards students whose families have met the income guidelines and enrolled in the program by June 30 of the eighth-grade year. Students must also meet additional program requirements, which include fulfilling the 21st Century Scholars Pledge.

All 21st Century Scholars must enroll as full-time, undergraduate students at an eligible institution within the state of Indiana and file the FAFSA by April 15. Scholars must complete the College Scholar Success Program each year of college. The details of this program can be found on the Learn More Indiana website, learnmoreindiana.org. Scholars also must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and the definition of SAP can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog in My Cougar Connection.

21st Century Scholars are required to complete 30 credit hours during an award year in order to renew their scholarship. If you do not complete this, you may be able to pull credits from your credit bank to get to 30 credits. You credit bank is populated by credits you earned in high school through dual credit or credits over 30 you earned in an award year. If you don’t have credits in your bank and don’t receive the 21st Century Scholarship in a particular year you can earn your way back into the Scholars program by completing 30 credit hours the following year and staying in good standing with all other requirements. For example, if you earn 28 credits your first year, but earn 30 credits your second year, you will be eligible to receive your full scholarship your third year if you’re in good standing otherwise.

The Academic & Career Development Center can answer any questions you may have about the 21st Century Scholar program, and the ACDC office provides many opportunities that will allow you to meet your College Scholar Success Program requirements.

Service Learning

Service Learning within the Academic and Career Development Center supports student registration for service learning assignments in courses which require service learning. The Center also helps to connect students to community engagement opportunities outside of the classroom. Students can use our GivePulse application to register for service opportunities and track/document their service on and off campus. You can access GivePulse in My Cougar Connection/Campus Life/Faith and Service/Service Learning, and can use your USF credentials to sign in. Tracking your individual and group service impacts can lead to awards and scholarships; you can also print off a community engagement summary of your service to the community.

Student Success

Student Success within the Academic and Career Development Center offers programs, resources, and assistance, at no cost to the student, to encourage academic success. Students receive an individualized approach to their academic support needs. Tutoring is available both in person and online through SmarThinking and virtual tutors. Subjects tutored and hours available vary by semester.

Testing Services are available to students. It is at the discretion of the instructor as to whether a student can make up a test for a course. Make up testing may be scheduled online through Form Central with at least 1 business day advanced notice. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the test scheduling process and to arrive on time for their testing appointment. Once completed, tests will be returned as indicated by the instructor. For more information, please see the Testing information page on My Cougar Connection.

Stop in or call for an appointment. Visit Academic Support for more information and online resources.