Academic Resources for Students

Assistant Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Sciences

Location: Administration Building, AD05
Hours: M-F 8:30 – 5:00 pm
Phone: 216-397-4211

The Assistant Deans office assists graduating seniors, processes transient and academic petitions, and initiates academic progress checks for students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Center for Career Services

Location: 2563 Belvoir Blvd. (house next to the tennis courts)
Hours: M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ; T till 7:00pm
Phone: 216-397-4237

The Center for Career Services is available for all students needing assistance choosing a major or career field through individual appointments and online resources.  Assessments are also available for students wishing to learn more about how interests, personality, values, and skills may impact major and career choices.  Career Connection is JCU’s own online job search engine available only to current JCU students and alumni.  Many other areas of assistance are also available (internship, job, and graduate school searching; resume and cover letter writing; interviewing; etc.).  Services are available to all students regardless of class standing or field of study.

Dean’s Office, Boler College of Business

Location: Administration Building, SB117
Hours: M-F 8:30 -5:00 pm
Phone: 216-397-4391

The Boler College of Business Dean’s office assists graduating seniors, processes transient and academic petitions, and declaration procedures for students entering in Boler College of Business.

Grasselli Library Reference Desk

Location: just inside the main door to the Grasselli Library (the curved desk in front of you as you enter)
Phone: 216-397-4234

Much of your coursework will require you to locate significant quantities of specific, reputable information. The Reference Librarians are here to help you in this endeavor. A stop by the Reference Desk, as you begin your research, will help you to identify relevant electronic and print materials more quickly—and to locate the best sources for your particular needs. Be sure to take your assignment guidelines with you, as these will help the Reference Librarians to better assist you.

The Language Learning Center

Location: O’Malley Center 101
Phone: 216-397-1686 (lab) or 216-397-4729 (coordinator: Dr. Jeffrey La Favre)

The Language Learning Center (LLC) is part of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures. It provides facilities and instructional materials designed to assist students in the study of foreign languages and cultures.  Students can listen to CDs, view videocassettes and DVDs (coded for any region), and view over 30 channels of satellite TV (the LLC web site contains a list of channels and languages covered). The Center has 32 computers containing software that supports languages taught in the Department, including: Chinese, French, German, Classical Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Slovak, and Spanish.  The Center also houses a media library containing more than 140 music CDs and 700 videos (VHS and DVD) on topics relevant to the study of language and culture.

Math Tutoring

The Mathematics Department has a formal tutoring lab, which is staffed by graduate and advanced undergraduate students in mathematics.  For tutoring center hours, call 397-4351, or visit:

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Location: D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Suite 202
Phone: 216.397.4185

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion fully engages in the holistic development of all John Carroll students, but primarily supports students who identify as students of color, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer), first-generation (first in the family to attend college), and/or low-socio economic backgrounds.

We strive to empower students so that as confident individuals they attain their goals of academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation and cultural development.

Student Accessibility Services

Location: AD 07 (the ground floor of the Administration Building near the Mailroom)
Phone: 216-397-4967

If you have a documented medical, learning, or psychological disability—or suspect that you might—you should visit Student Accessibility Services to discuss ways that their office can help you in your academic endeavors at John Carroll. Student Accessibility Services can provide you with referrals to specialists in the Cleveland area. They can assist eligible students in developing and requesting accommodations from instructors and staff; some examples include: note takers, extra time for exams, testing in a quiet room, priority registration, and residence hall modifications, moving classes to minimize travel, assistive listening devices, and large print.

Student Service Center

Location: Administration Building, Ground Floor, Room 37 (next to the Garden Café)
Hours: M-Th 8:30 am – 8:00 pm, F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: Registration: 216-397-4495,     Cashier: 216-397-4494

The Student Service Center is the place to go when you have questions about course registration and bills received from John Carroll University. Students can register for classes on the computer terminals in the office or with the help of a staff member (JCU picture ID required.) Also, course withdrawals must be completed in this office. The staff can answer questions about bills and money owed to John Carroll. If you are in need of spending money, checks of up to $25.00 can be cashed here (JCU picture ID required.)

University Counseling Center

Location: 2567 South Belvoir Blvd. (second house from the tennis courts)Phone: 216-397-4283

Counselors at the University Counseling Center are trained to provide academic as well as personal support for students.  They can help students address academic anxiety, time management, and learning strategies.   Traditional short-term counseling for a variety of stressors including adjustment to college life, depression, and relationship issues is also available.

The Writing Center

Location: O’Malley Center 207
Phone: 216-397-4592

The Writing Center is staffed by undergraduate and graduate Writing Consultants. They are trained to help you improve your abilities as a writer. The Writing Center is a useful resource for writers of all skill levels, writers working in any discipline and on any kind of text, and for assistance at any stage in the writing process and on any aspect of writing. Though Writing Consultants are available on a drop-in basis (first come, first served), you are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 397-4529.  Visit the web site for current hours.