Academic and Career Development Center

Pope John Paul II Center, Suites 207, 209 and 210
Phone: 260.399.8065
[email protected]

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

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

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

The Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC) creates a culture of success and advancement to support students in their pursuit of their academic, personal, and professional goals. The Center assists students to develop self-advocacy skills enabling them to persist and graduate from the University of Saint Francis.  The ACDC exists to provide opportunities for students to reflect on their own personal growth, enhance their academic skills, and prepare for a career of lifelong learning and service.  The ACDC hosts a variety of services which include:

  • Accessibility Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Development
  • Mentoring for Academic Progress (MAP)
  • Student Success
  • Tutoring Services
  • TRiO Student Support Services

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides accommodations and 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 or My Cougar Connection (MCC).

It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the test scheduling process and to arrive on time for their testing appointment.  To initiate the testing process, the student will go to Form Central on My Cougar Connection and complete the Test Proctoring Request form.  Once the form is submitted, the student will schedule their test using the online Booking link provided in the confirmation email.  Once the test is completed, tests will be returned as indicated by the instructor.  For more information, please see the Testing Services page on My Cougar Connection.

For additional information regarding accessibility services, visit

Career Development

Career Development equips student to develop career plans, understand the employment outlook in a student’s field, acquire the professional skills needed for success, and build a portfolio that represents students’ qualifications, abilities, and achievements. Come take advantage of everything the Career Development Center has to offer, including:

  • Career Coaching
  • Strong Assessment Inventory
  • Resume and Interview Preparation
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job/Internship Search Assistance
  • Cougar Ready Workshops
  • Career Fairs
  • Mentoring Assistance
  • Graduate School Interview and Resume/CV Prep

To meet with Career Development staff, students can schedule an appointment through Career Services platform called Handshake. Students can access their Handshake account at My Cougar Connection>Employment/>Student Internship and Job Hunting>Handshake or by visiting 

Follow us on Twitter (@USF_CareerHelp) and Instagram (usffw_acdc), for job, internship, and graduate school opportunities, career tips, and event information! 

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 by meeting with the Student Success Coordinator.

The University of Saint Francis is committed to the holistic success of our students. As such, USF has a robust referral system that was created to connect students with the campus resources that will be most beneficial to them, particularly when challenges arise. These challenges vary from class performance to destructive behavior. Students may be referred by faculty for any student success issue. Students will be contacted by an appropriate staff or faculty member to provide support and care.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring is available both in person and online through peer tutors and online tutoring available through My Cougar Connection. Subjects tutored and hours available vary by semester.

Check Academic Support and Tutoring on My Cougar Connection for more information and how to schedule an appointment.

Mentoring for Academic Progress

Mentoring for Academic Progress (MAP) is a student support program run through the Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC). The MAP program is designed to support students’ academic success in the face of potential academic challenges.  Students will be placed on MAP based on certain academic criteria.  This program is required and is designed to offer students the guidance, support, and peer camaraderie that will help them to be as successful as they want to be in college.

The primary goal for MAP students is to create and build up strong foundations for thriving in the academic setting.  As benchmarks toward that end, students are required to meet a minimum of 75% attendance through a combination of activities and have a goal to earn a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA.

All MAP students’ GPAs and MAP attendance records are reviewed at the end of the term to determine academic progress.

For more information about MAP, contact the Academic and Career Development Center.