List Of Services
The Advisement and Counseling Service (ACS), a unit of the
Office of the Dean of Students at
Touro College provides many important
services to students. These services can be broken
down into six components:
- Assistance with personal and family problems and/or
- Educational counseling including choosing a major and
study skills (including time management, note-taking, and memory
- Help in vocational decision making including
appraisal of interest in various fields and
exploring options and requirements. This is done
both on a one-to-one basis and through the
administration of various tests.
- Assistance with adjustment to college life,
expectations, college rules and regulations.
- Academic counseling including information about
college academic requirements and changes in those requirements, choice of courses
and assistance at registration. Special support and monitoring is offered to students in
poor academic standing. Help is also offered to those students who are formulating
appeals to the Committee on Academic Standing. Students who are having difficulties
with specific courses are also urged to contact the Service.
- Referral to other sources of information and
assistance both internal and external.
External sources include immigration
assistance, social services and welfare agencies, drug and alcohol
counseling, and psychological counseling.
Perhaps the most important service that the Advisement and
Couneling Service provides is offering Touro students a place where someone will
sit and listen to them unburden themselves of their problems. The Service is
also a source of literature on various topics. Some of these handouts are
generated by the Service itself, while others come from other Touro offices and
Note that not all services are offered in all schools and at all sites and that
not all advisors are equipped or trained to offer all services. While some of
our counselors are generalists, others specialize in specific areas such as
career guidance. Many of our services are customized to meet the unique needs of
the different populations at our various locations.