Resources to Support Academic Success

Maybe you need to build or refine skills in areas such as writing, research, or quantitative realms. Perhaps you would benefit from knowing more about how you approach learning more generally, and about strategies that could help you achieve greater success in your courses. Maybe you have a documented disability, qualify for an accommodation, and need help gaining access to the many academic support services offered by the College. Amherst provides support in all of these areas—and many more. The College offers an array of resources to support students’ academic success, providing access to faculty advisors, experts in particular skill areas and in the science of how we learn, and entire offices that provide academic-support services that are focused and personalized. 

A group of students in Johnson Chapel

Dean of New Students Monthly Messages

Visit an archive of messages sent out to new students by their class dean. This page will be updated each month as new messages are sent out to students by Dean Vigil.