The Center for Student Success exists to provide students with concrete strategies that will facilitate success across the educational span through to the baccalaureate degree. Working in consultation with trained and caring professionals, students will be able to meet challenges faced when adjusting to college, plan and track academic persistence, receive personal support which fosters academic and social involvement in challenging courses, develop critical thinking skills, gain appropriate post-secondary academic habits, and experience positive peer support with academic and social integration.
“The Keys to Success” is the motto for the Center for Student Success with its corresponding Chinese Proverb:
“The keys to success aren’t much good until one discovers the right locks in which to insert them.”
All students who have been accepted to TCNJ have “The Keys to Success.” The mission of our office is to help students to find which are their “right locks” and subsequently achieve their fullest potential.
CSS Advising Philosophy and Approach
Caring Counselors take a holistic approach to serving students by exploring multiple aspects of service for the same student over a period of time. CSS uses a Developmental Advising approach to assist students with educational and academic advisement as well as other challenges which could impede their success.