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Graduate Student Support Services

Office of Academic Services (OAS)
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 250

Academic services are available to all matriculated graduate students


  • The OAS has a flexible, student-centered approach – which allows students to determine the level of support that they need
  • Schedule one-on-one sessions – available virtually or in-person
  • You decide how they can help – if you are not sure what kind of help you need, they will help you figure it out
  • They have a commitment to understanding and assisting all students

Academic Coaching

  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Test-taking
  • Note-taking
  • Balancing work, school, and life

ESL (Multilingual – International or Domestic)

  • Culture
    • U.S. College structure (courses/assignments)
    • Higher Education expectations
  • Language & Communication
    • Reading, writing, speaking, listening
    • Academic English


Amori Washington
Academic Skills/ ESL Specialist

Katie Fernandes
Assistant Director for Student Success and Retention


To qualify for services, a student must have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990):

“A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.”

  • Individuals with disabilities have rights
  • The goal is to partner with students and faculty to make education accessible

Steps to request an accommodation:

  • Once you have been admitted, you must confirm that you will be attending PC on your application portal
  • Complete the Online Application for Academic Accommodations
    Students beginning in Fall: No sooner than June 1
    Students beginning in the Spring: No sooner than November 1
    Students beginning in the Summer: No sooner than March 1
  • Submit Documentation
  • Meet with staff to coordinate accommodations


Molly McKeon
Assistant Director for Disability Support Services

The Writing Center is available to ALL writers in the Providence College community – including graduate students.

  • The Center is available at any stage of the writing process
  • Each session lasts 60 minutes, so longer projects should be addressed in manageable pieces over multiple appointments
  • The Writing Center is not an editorial service; students are ultimately responsible for revising their own work

Schedule appointments online

Have questions? Reach out to Will directly to discuss how the Writing Center might be able to best support your needs.


Will Toner
Senior Associate Director

Two students work on assignments