What is Academic Counseling?

The Counseling Center provides individual and group counseling for students at the College of Staten Island.  Students are given the opportunity to explore issues and develop effective strategies that will help them achieve academic and personal success.  No problem is too big or too small.  At the Counseling Center, students can talk with someone who will listen objectively and without criticism.  All counseling services are free and confidential.

Academic Counseling helps students achieve their full academic potential through assessment and individual counseling.  Students may experience academic difficulties for a variety of reasons including:

  • Adjustment to college
  • Attention and learning issues
  • Concentration
  • Issues with study skills
  • Motivation/Goal setting
  • Personal stressors
  • Test anxiety
  • Time management/Procrastination
  • Unrealistic expectations

Students are encouraged to seek counseling as soon as possible.

The Counseling Center also provides mental health counseling to help students cope with personal difficulties during their college years.