Program Details

The Academic Access Program Includes:

  • Two hours of individual tutoring weekly with a learning specialist to reinforce and develop skills and effective study strategies within content-area subjects. Students who have been admitted to the Program are required to demonstrate commitment to overcoming learning difficulties through regular attendance in tutoring.
  • Academic advisement/counseling to develop a program plan suited to individual needs.
  • Priority registration in college courses as well as workshops sponsored by the Program.
  • Academic coaching to articulate and work through social problems related to learning challenges and to develop executive functioning skills.
  • Students in the Academic Access Program are also eligible for basic accommodations, please see Eligible Accommodations. 

Criteria for Admission to the Academic Access Program is Based On:

  • A letter/email of acceptance from Marymount Manhattan College’s Admission Office.
  • A diagnosis of dyslexia, primary learning disability, or AD/HD.
  • Intellectual potential within the average to superior range.
  • A record that predicts a serious commitment in attitude and work habits to meeting the Program and college academic requirements.

Questions About Eligibility for Admission to the Program

If you are not sure your learning, intellectual and academic profile meets Program criteria for eligibility, please share these requirements with the professional who most recently tested and diagnosed you. You may also contact the Academic Access Program at 212-774-0724.

Student Testimonial

“The beautiful thing about the Program for Academic Access is that there is no set formula for each student. They have crafted a process that adapts to the individual students’ needs and weaknesses. Their system excelled so much so that a struggling student like myself was able to finish above a 3.2 and I would be remiss if I did not give credit to the learning specialists and the Program for Academic Access for assisting me in my GPA and
— Graduate of the Program for Academic Access ’16