Academic Success Center

student studying on laptop with professor

Academic Success Center

Located on the second floor of the Swedenborg Library.

Opening for the Spring Term on March 11th, 2019.

Don’t miss the next late night study event: TBA

Monday 12 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday 12 pm to 8 pm
Wednesday 12 pm to 8 pm
Thursday 12 pm to 8 pm

Contact us at: or phone 267-502-2449

The Academic Success Center, “Success Center” for short, is located on the second floor of the Swedenborg Library. The Success Center is where to go for academic support at Bryn Athyn College. Often an instructor can answer questions after class in their office hours, but sometimes a student may need more extended support. If students contact the Center (see contact information above), they will be set up to meet with a one-on-one tutor OR set up in a small group led by a tutor to get help with classes. The Success Center (formerly known as ACE) employs a range of trained student tutors, as well as some faculty tutors and graduate tutors.

This service is for any student enrolled in the College and is free of charge. To make an appointment click on the calendar icon or phone the Center at 267-502-2449. Students are also welcome to stop by the Center any time we are open and set up an appointment in person. Our hours are M, T, W, Th from 12pm to 8pm. (When the Swedenborg Library is closed due to a holiday or weather conditions, we are also closed.)

Our tutors are trained to be a support to students, to guide them and listen to their concerns, but they are careful to avoid doing the work for the student. In this way we hope to enhance learning and strengthen the student, often by helping them to see that they already know more than they realize. Students should come expecting to work hard but can also expect to walk away with a clearer idea of what they need to do.

Every term we offer help in Math, Writing, Science, and Research, which are the most common areas of need. Every term we also have tutors standing by to help for most of the other course offerings. We can also find tutors for any subjects we do not usually cover, but this has to be set up and takes approximately a week.

Whenever the Center is open it is always a place where students can come to work on their own and enjoy a quiet study space. In addition, we offer two glassed-in rooms in which small groups can work together without disturbing the others studying.

Student athletes can come to the Center during its scheduled times and have their study hours monitored and recorded by the Center in order to meet the study requirements set by their coaches. The Center does not set these requirements but provides a quiet place to work and will try to answer any questions athletes have about their work. All time spent in any tutoring session is recorded by the tutor and can also serve to fulfill study requirements set by coaches and the Athletic Department.


head shot of Ann Buss

Ann Buss
Director of Academic Success Center