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Services We Provide

CASA, the Center for Academic Support and Advising, provides a variety of services to students and faculty including:

  • Recording change of advisor
  • Certification of academic good standing for other institutions, potential employers, and auto insurance firms
  • Copies of materials submitted by a student during the admissions process other than examples of work that are returned by the admissions office
  • Meetings with students whose registration has been blocked because of insufficient academic progress
  • Consultation with faculty advisors in the course of preparing academic planning and probation contracts for students making insufficient academic progress
  • Coordination of readers, proofreaders, etc. for students with documented learning disabilities
  • Liaison work with Hampshire and Five College faculty regarding classroom accommodations for students with learning and/or psychological disabilities
  • Verification of graduation for students taking the bar exam

Conversations We Have:

  • Choosing and changing advisors
  • Course selection
  • Finding appropriate faculty for work at all divisional levels
  • Finding chairs and members for committees
  • What Division I, Division II, and Division III are all about
  • Students' concerns about academic progress
  • Staying on course for graduation in four years
  • Concerns about academic preparation and support
  • Referral to other academic support services including the Writing Center, global education office, and the Career Options Resource Center
  • Staying on course to meet academic goals and remain in good academic standing. Sometimes advisors and committee chairs are part of these conversations.
  • Interpreting and translating Hampshire's academic structure for others
  • Concerns and questions of first-year students
  • Concerns and questions of Division II students
  • Concerns and questions of Division III students
  • Distributional requirement placement for first-years students with AP or international baccalaureate credit
  • Transfer student concerns such as Division I/Division II placement and timelines for graduation
  • Parent concerns: telephone and in-person conversations when appropriate
  • Strategies for identifying options, setting goals, managing time
  • Learning and psychological disabilities
  • Going on leave, field study, or exchange
  • Withdrawing or transferring to another institution

Contact Us

Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA)
Lemelson Building
Mail Code AC
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.6098

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