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Student Success

Build Success and Launch Your Dreams

Whether you're a new student making the jump from high school to college, or a continuing student taking your next academic step, the Center for Student Success is here to help you succeed at SFC and beyond. We provide support and mentoring to all current, incoming and transfer students.

Launch Your Dreams

How we can help

The Center for Student Success can assign you to a professional academic advisor, an expert in your field of study, who will guide you throughout your college experience and offer tools for self-advocacy, empowerment, academic success, personal growth and more. Your advisor can assist with:

Academic Planning

Personalized academic planning and advisement, including course registration.

Major Selection

Guidance on exploring and choosing the right major and career.

Study Skills

Building academic success skills, such as time management and study strategies.

Community Resources

Connecting you with SFC resources such as tutoring, student life and more.

Make an Appointment

Ready to get started? Appointments with center advisors are made through the SFC Navigate app. More information on how to get the app is available below.

Get Connected

SFC Navigate App

SFC Navigate is a digital tool that puts success in the palm of your hands. Download the app to make an appointment with an academic advisor, see helpful campus information and access other essential resources.
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Learn more about our success

Our work is nationally recognized. Industry magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured SFC in an article on how city colleges help students stay in school.
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Online Success Workshops

The Center for Student Success also offers online workshops for academic and career success. Workshop topics include time management, study strategies, goal setting, career exploration and more. These sessions are sponsored by StudentLingo and are available 24/7 for FREE to all SFC students. If you have any questions please speak with an advisor in the Center for Student Success.

Important Resources

First Year Seminar (SFC 1001)

SFC 1001 is a student success course designed for your first semester at St. Francis. This one credit course, part of the College's General Education Program, teaches the important practical tools you need to be successful during your academic career.

Taught by academic advisors in the Center for Student Success and other members of the SFC community, the course will help you develop academic and study skills and teach you how to organize a successful academic plan as you work toward your degree. SFC 1001 also offers information on campus resources, assists in laying the groundwork for choosing your major and planning your career, eases the transition from high school to college and generally helps you build a connection to the College, campus and fellow students.

First Year Seminar course topics include:

  • College-Level Study Skills (note-taking, test-taking, textbook reading, memory, etc.)
  • Career Exploration
  • Academic Planning (including choosing a major)
  • Time Management
  • Goal-Setting
  • Opportunities & Resources Available at St. Francis
  • Communication Skills
  • Stress Management

Academic Success Resources

To help students who are struggling academically or on academic probation, St. Francis College has developed a program called Removing Obstacles to Success (ROS). This program provides students with a comprehensive support system of student success workshops, strength-based individual advisement and peer counseling. Students who fall into this vulnerable category are targeted to participate in the program in an effort to help build their academic skills and improve their GPAs.

The program has significantly assisted students in recognizing obstacles and has proven successful in helping them achieve academic progress.

ROS Workshops are required for students on academic probation, as well as students interested in getting the upper hand on their academic success.

What does the Removing Obstacles to Success program consists of?
1. Academic Success workshops on a variety of topics tailored to student needs (students must attend at least 2 sessions).

Workshops include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Preparing for the start of a semester (getting organized)
  • Learning new study habits and strategies
  • Identifying your strengths and using those strengths to achieve success
  • Tips to manage time and limit distractions
  • Strategies on balancing school, work and other stressors
  • Choosing a major that suits you academically
2. One-on-one meetings with an academic advisor specializing in assisting students who want to improve their GPAs.
3. Connecting students to the following resources as needed:
  • Academic Enhancement
  • Career Center
  • Wellness Center
  • Academic department

Parent Information

We understand that sometimes it may be difficult for a family to know what they can do to help their new college student succeed. We aim to help families, as well as students, through this transition process. Although student records are confidential, advisors in the Center for Student Success are happy to answer family questions about procedures, policies and programs. Please contact us at (718) 489-3443 and ask to speak with an advisor.


Center for Student Success Contact Information

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Christine Davis
Director, Center for Student Success
718.489.5338
Room 3000
Nicolas Sulicki

Assistant Director, Center for Student Success

Divisional Coordinator for the Humanities, Education, & Exploring Majors/Academic Advisor
718.489.5389
Room 3000
Noemi Rivera
Divisional Coordinator for the Sciences & Management Sciences/Academic Advisor
718.489.3475
Room 3000

Roberto Hernandez

Divisional Coordinator for the Social Sciences

Gabriella Dominguez
Assistant Director for Student Athlete Support
718.489.5422
Room 3000

Miko Delacruz

Academic Advisor


Lizeth Barbosa
Academic Advisor
718.489.5456
Room 3000


Arielle Jurado
Academic Advisor
718.489.5456
Room 3000


Samantha Scott
Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Student Success
718.489.3443
Room 3000