About University College

The University College is a student-centered unit charged with providing the structure and support needed to enable all first-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 semester hours to successfully transition first into Central State, and then into the college of their declared major.  It offers learning and living experiences for all first-time students regardless of their academic preparation when entering Central State.It is designed to assist students in developing positive relationships with faculty, staff, and other students that will foster a strong academic and co-curricular foundation at CSU and provides programs for students to learn the skills, habits, and dispositions they need to achieve academic success.

The University College houses the following offices:

Office of Academic Advising and Assistance
The Office of Academic Advising and Assistance (OAAA) uses a comprehensive and integrative approach to ensuring student success. Academic advising is an integral component of the educational process at CSU.

Norman E. Ward Sr. Center, First Floor
(937) 376-6110

Learning Skills Center
The Learning Skills Center Skills provides development and tutorial services, courses in both group and individual sessions, to help students complete their courses. The staff also provides advising services to new freshmen who need additional academic support.

Hallie Q. Brown Library, Lower Level
(937) 376-6110


Comprehensive Early Alert Referral System

Click here for the Online EARF PDF.

A comprehensive Early Alert Referral (EAR) System has been designed to identify students who may be at risk of Academic difficulty and to provide intervention strategies to reduce challenges that impede their academic success.

The Early Alert System will be used to assist instructors in alerting students, their advisors, professional advisor and staff of University College of students who are exhibiting “at risk” academic behaviors. Furthermore, the EAR system will focus primarily on students who are in the first 30 credit hours and are generally identified as freshmen. The EAR system requires the cooperative participation of faculty, staff and administration for timely interventions to be impactful.

Process of Referral

You should have received the Early Alert Referral form (EARF) recently from the University College as an Online Form.

The Online EARF is to be completed by the faculty of record when the faculty determines that the student is in academic jeopardy. Academic jeopardy might consist of frequent class absences, poor quality class performance, class distractions or inattentiveness, unacceptable assignments, etc.

When faculty documents the academic difficulties students are having via the EARF, the University College is alerted to the issues and a plan of action will be developed to assist the student. The plan may include consultation with the student, referrals, study skills support, consultation with the referring faculty member, counseling center or other appropriate strategies. Periodic follow-up regarding student performance will occur between the referring faculty member and staff of the University College.

The goals of the system are to improve every student’s chances for success, improve the quality of academic work, increase student retention and persistence to degree completion, create a greater awareness and utilization of support services, enhance  the advising experience, and increase effective engagement between the student and his/her classes.

I urge you to complete a form on each student who you designate as being in academic jeopardy. The form should be forwarded directly to fye@centralstate.edu.

Thanks for your support and cooperation.

Dr. Pedro Martinez
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

(937) 376-6237
(937) 376-6445 (fax)