Fred Gertz Center for Academic Success

The mission of the Center for Academic Success (CAS) is to support all Alfred University students in becoming engaged with and empowered by the learning process. Through academic consultation, tutoring and the provision of other resources and accommodations, our staff assists students in developing the mindset and skills that they need to be successful learners - in college and throughout their lives.

CAS Services


Student with an advisor

The Center for Academic Success provides tutoring support to Alfred University students in a wide variety of disciplines. Tutors are typically undergraduate or graduate students who have been recommended by faculty members and who have done well in the target course or discipline.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) consists of regularly scheduled, informal, peer-led review sessions for traditionally difficult foundational courses such as chemistry, physics, and biology. SI study sessions focus on skill-development and review of difficult concepts and are open to anyone in the course.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free writing assistance to all Alfred University students, faculty and staff. Whatever your need - whether it's a quick grammar brush-up or long-term assistance with a research paper - we can help you improve your writing abilities and gain confidence as a writer.

Academic Consultation

Academic Consultants are advanced graduate students in the Alfred University school psychology program who assist students with developing and improving the skills necessary to be successful - in college and beyond.

Accessibility Service Accommodations

Disability Services

Alfred University is dedicated to providing all students with full access to its facilities, student programs, activities and services, as well as providing academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Services are intended to maximize independence and encourage the integration of students with disabilities into all areas of college life.

Housing Accommodations

Alfred University is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities. All housing accommodation requests are determined on a case-by-case basis, with the Center for Academic Success serving as a liaison between individuals with documented disabilities and the Office of Residential Communities.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


The CAS office space is located on the 2nd floor of Herrick Library.

Contact Information

Email CAS
1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802