Center for Student Development and Transitional Services

  • Academic Exploration Program
  • Academic Advisement
  • Orientation
  • First-Year Experience Courses
  • University Program

The Center for Student Development and Transitional Services is designed to provide opportunities and assistance to students for the realization of their personal and educational goals. Beginning with an appropriate introduction to the University environment, students are subsequently provided with advisement; and opportunities to investigate and explore new academic areas.

The Academic Exploration Program (AEP), one part of the University’s academic advisement program, provides direction to a large number of students. In addition to individual diagnostic evaluations and course sampling, special advisement services are provided to help students begin understanding the implications of their educational and career interests.

The Academic Exploration Program and other advisement services are offered through the Center for Orientation and Advisement. Orientation programs help new students and their parents adjust to the University and parents adjust to being the parent of a college student. During orientation, academic, career, and personal skills are assessed and enhanced, which ensures a foundation of support that helps students realize their educational goals.

The Center provides Bradley students with free test-based assistance with the identification of their interests, strengths and personality styles. Analytical information about student perceptions of the University, determined through survey results, are compiled and reported by the Center annually.