The services provided by the EOF Program include academic skill development; personal, social and financial aid counseling; tutoring; career development; academic advisement and financial aid assistance. This core of services is mandated and funded by the State of New Jersey to safeguard the participants' college success. Therefore, the EOF student's participation in prescribed activities is mandatory. EOF activities are comprehensive and meet students' needs in a multitude of areas. Therefore, all students who expect to maintain affiliation with the Program must do as follows:
- Enroll and maintain full-time status throughout their academic career.
- Allow priority to EOF developmental activities over alternate extracurricular activities.
- Show consistent success in meeting program requirements.
Although requirements are specifically outlined in the Student Agreement, there are other rules that must be observed by each EOF participant. The EOF student must do as follows:
- Read and respond to all correspondence from the EOF office.
- Maintain an above-average grade point average.
- Exhibit behavior that exemplifies the high standards of EOF and Kean University.
- Correspond with your counselor/advisor for change of address or telephone number, withdrawal from the University, or taking a medical leave of absence.
Each student who expects to participate in the Program should read the Student Agreement carefully before signing it. Your signature acknowledges your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in the Agreement. After signing, give the Agreement to your counselor who will review with you the terms and conditions cited in the Agreement and explain the Program's responsibilities in helping you achieve your academic goals.
Mandatory Support Services provided by the EOF Program include:
1. Academic Advisement Sessions: Counselors assist students in selecting appropriate courses in both the General Education and major field of study. The combinations of courses recommended by the counselors are based on the student's performance history, professional goals, and his or her academic strengths and weaknesses.
2. Counseling Conferences: Counseling conferences provide the student with the opportunity to discuss, identify and make choices for the solution of problems of personal concern. Any matters the student feels inhibits or relates to his or her effective functioning in the academic area may be discussed. These individualized sessions may take place through scheduled conferences, on-the-spot visitations or telephone contacts.
3. Academic-Year-Level Programming: Programming addresses the needs of students by expanding their perspective and awareness through activities that motivate students to align their studies and career goals toward graduating in four years. These activities are integrated within the EOF counselor services, faculty major advisement and Kean University student service programs.
4. Individual Tutoring: Tutoring services are designed for students in need of academic support beyond the classroom. The individualized coaching of specific academic skills is aimed at enhancing the student's grades and in-class performance. Students may request tutoring services or be referred to tutoring by a professor or his or her counselor.
5. Supervised Group Tutoring Sessions: Developmental Studies students who are on probation are required to attend weekly, small-group tutoring sessions where tutors work with students in clarifying difficult concepts so that students will be successful in completing their developmental courses.
6. Financial Aid Exit Interview: When student loan borrowers are no longer attending school at least half time, they are required to complete exit counseling. This can be done online at https://studentloans.gov. Students who do not comply with this requirement will be placed on a financial aid hold, restricting the student from receiving grades, transcripts and/or diplomas. Perkins Loan Exit Interview needs to be done at the Student Accounting Office.
7. EOF Exit Interview Form: Prior to graduation, each senior must meet with his or her EOF counselor to discuss post-graduation plans and remove the Exit Interview hold. The EOF program needs to report whether graduates are going directly into employment, graduate programs or professional schools.