About the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Our office is here to guide you during your time as a student at Arcadia, as you navigate academic requirements, policies, and procedures. We also offer academic advising and other services to help you reach your academic goals.

Academic Procedures

The Dean's Office:

For more information on academic procedures for undergraduate students, contact Nancy Rosoff or Lindsay McGann.

Academic Procedures for Graduate Students

Mary Kate McNulty oversees all academic procedures for graduate students, including:

  • Academic standing (dismissal, probation, failing grade, and honors)
  • Admission to degree candidacy (for students in part-time graduate programs)
  • Petitions
  • Grade reviews
  • Exception to policy
  • Degree completion/conferral
  • Program verification to outside agencies
  • Testing requirements for teacher preparation programs

Education Programs Certification

Mary Kate McNulty ​serves as the Certification Officer—or, liaison to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for Teacher Preparation Programs at Arcadia University. The Certification Officer: 

  • Verifies completion of program requirements for undergrad and grad students in Teacher Certification Programs and recommends them to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Monitors academic programs for compliance with Pa. state requirements.
  • Updates the School of Education on any changes to teacher certification programs and/or test requirements.

Gateway to Success / Act 101

Gateway to Success/Act 101 prepares new students for the transition to college, builds upon their academic skills, and provides mentor and support resources throughout their tenure at Arcadia.​

Honors Program

Students in the Honors Program at Arcadia have the opportunity to complete interdisciplinary work outside of the regular course schedule with a concentration in leadership development and project management. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.35 to remain in good standing.

The Learning Resouce Network

The Learning Resource Network provides academic support for all students, including tutoring, study groups, and study skill assistance. It is a student space with learning resources and networked computers with printing and scanning capabilities.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services provides direct services to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities, and supports faculty who have students with disabilities in their classes. We also serve as a resource regarding ADA issues for the campus community.