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What CASA Does

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

  • Choosing and changing advisors
  • Course selection
  • Finding chairs and members for work at all divisional levels
  • What Division I, Division II, and Division III are all about
  • 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
  • Going on leave, field study, or exchange
  • Withdrawing or transferring to another institution
  • 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 ECheckIn has been blocked because of insufficient academic progress
  • Verification of graduation for students taking the bar exam


Stay In Touch
Snail Mail
Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA)
Mail Code AC
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone + Email
Fax: 413.559.6098