Academic Advising & Assistance

The Student Success Center offers a variety of academic support services, including:

Academic Advising

As the director of the Student Success Center, Sean Mulcahy, Ed.D., works with any student in need of academic advising, course recommendations, choosing a major, as well as study, time management and test taking skills. Dr. Mulcahy also works closely with students admitted on academic probation, those on academic probation and students re-admitted on academic probation.

In addition, any student with an unavoidable absence should contact Dr. Mulcahy, who will notify the appropriate professors and/or administrative offices.

Sean Mulcahy, Ed.D.
Student Success Center 101

Sheila Gartenmayer helps undecided majors determine their academic path. This includes creating a course schedule, discussing major and minor options and making sure general education requirements are being met. Confused about what a Western Perspective is, or how many Philosophy classes you need to take? Worried that the plans you made freshman year are no longer a good fit for you? Please contact Mrs. Gartenmayer.

Sheila Gartenmayer
Student Success Center 103
Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 1:00-6:00 p.m.


The Student Success Center has tutors in multiple subjects, as well as trained writing tutors who can assist in assignments for any discipline. Check the scheduled hours or call them to set up an appointment. Tutoring services are free for all students!

Student Success Center tutors are located in the Student Success Center. Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, and Physics have their own tutors located in Westerman Hall. Music tutoring is located in Bishop Fink Library.

Tutor Schedule

You will need to schedule a time for tutoring. If you’ve never scheduled a tutoring appointment, you will need to go to:

  1. Click First Visit? Register for an Account
  2. Use your Benedictine College email and fill out the information
  3. You’re registered!

To sign up for tutoring or to use the art studio/lab space:

  1. Login
  2. Search either the tutoring center, writing tutoring, or art studio/lab schedule in the drop-down area
  3. Click on a time that works for you
  4. Fill out the online form
  5. Click Create Appointment to create your appointment

When it is time for your appointment, you will meet your tutor in the Student Success Room or go to the art studio/lab space you selected.

Test Proctoring

To have an exam proctored in the Student Success Center students must contact their professor for a purple test proctor form. The professor will complete this electronic form and submit it to the Student Success Center.

Prior to the test date, Students must come to the SSC and schedule their exam. Bring your Student ID to The SSC when you are ready to take your test. Tests are proctored in the Student Success Center room 106. Proctoring is done at the discretion of the professor, so it is important to discuss it with your instructor first.

Testing Times:

  • Sunday: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday: 2:00-5:00 p.m., 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00-2:00 p.m.