Academic Support Services


The Academic Support Center (ASC), Located in Farrell 209, offers free tutoring in subjects across the disciplines.  All students are eligible for up to 90 minutes of free tutoring per course each week, and sessions may be scheduled for thirty minutes or one hour.  Walk-in sessions are available, and students may request sessions by-arrangement.  The ASC also offers walk-in tutoring in convenient locations across campus, as well as tutor-led study tables for select courses. 

The ASC promotes a judgment-free environment for students at every level.  Each year, roughly 95% of the freshman class utilizes tutoring services, including honors students. Seniors and graduate students frequently utilize services as well, particularly in writing. Taking advantage of services early and often is a great way to support a strong GPA!  

Students may register for an account and access tutors’ schedules and contact information by visiting and clicking “Register for an account.”  Appointment sign-ups can be made 24/7 and are easily accessible through students’ phones, tablets, and computers.  Students are welcome to stop by the front desk of Farrell Hall 209 for assistance. 

The ASC is always looking to hire peer tutors with strong academic backgrounds in their subject areas.  Students interested in becoming tutors should register for GE 215, which is offered each semester and can be taken for 0 or 1 credit hour.  Tutors select their own schedules and are paid bi-weekly. Students should keep this opportunity in mind as they progress in their academic career! 

For more information regarding tutoring offerings or online access, please contact the Associate Director of the Academic Support Center, Matt McLain at or 330-490-7239.


Accessibility Services

Walsh University is committed to fostering an institutional climate in which qualified students with disabilities have full access to the academic environment. Accessibility Services allows students the opportunity for full participation in the Walsh Experience by providing reasonable, appropriate accommodations, as directed by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.

Students with disabilities represent approximately 11% of the college student population. Accessibility Services assists students with a variety of physical, psychological, learning, sensory, and mobility disabilities at Walsh.

Examples of disabilities represented in the student population at Walsh include:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Loss
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairments 

The Accessibility Services office works with each student to determine appropriate accommodations. Common academic accommodations include extended test time, testing in a distraction-reduced space, note taking accommodations, attendance flexibility, audio books, and housing accommodations. 

Temporary accommodations for students with temporary medical conditions, including broken bones and concussions, are also available. 

Following are steps for registering with Accessibility Services:

  1. 1. Submit a completed Request for Accommodations Form
    • Forms can be obtained in the Academic Support Center, located in Farrell Hall 209, or by clicking the link above. • Parents are encouraged to complete this form with their student. This is a great time to talk about what the student needs and why he/she needs it! 

2. Submit current documentation of a disability completed by a qualified professional
• Students are encouraged to submit documentation to Accessibility Services prior to enrollment, but documentation can be submitted at any time.
• Submit documentation directly to the Director of Academic Support Services, Meredith Soduk. Documentation can include a most recent IEP/ETR, 504 plan, or diagnostic report and recommendations from a qualified professional. 

3. Schedule an intake meeting with the Director of Academic Support Services
During this meeting, the student will discuss:
• Eligible services based upon documentation and disability-related needs
• Policies and procedures for utilizing and coordinating accommodations
Parents are encouraged to attend this initial session as a support person.

Walsh University strives to create a culture where all students are included and feel valued. Students with disabilities are supported through efforts from a student-run organization, the Inclusion Council, through various campus programming, and through Disability Awareness Week in the spring. For more information regarding Accessibility Services and supporting students on campus, please contact Meredith Soduk, the Director of Academic Support Services, at 330-490-7529 or