First-year Academic Studies Program (FASP)for students with disabilities is affiliated with the college's Academic Skills Center, which coordinates a diverse network of academic services including a Tutoring Program, a Writing Center, Learning Strategies Workshop Program, a summer College Entry Program, and advocacy for special needs of students. Program Application here.
- guidance on transition to college
- support in using college accommodations
- college survival skills and use of college resources
- time management and organizational strategies
- memory, note taking, and test-taking strategies
- personal development skills
- self-esteem and self- advocacy
- stress and anxiety
Levels Of Support
This level offers the most comprehensive program for students who need intensive academic support. Students will meet three times per week with a learning specialist to foster development of meta-cognitive skills, independence, and to strengthen self-confidence and self-sufficiency. A fee is charged. (first-year students only)
This level offers less involved and less direct support services. Students meet with a learning specialist up to 20 sessions per semester to review overall progress, note improvements and needs, and discuss available resources. This tier is designed for students who are ready to take control of their educational goals and manage daily tasks, but who may need periodic support and encouragement. A fee is charged. (sophomores and transfer students)
Students applying for the First-year Academic Studies Program must complete the following process:
- Applicants must complete an application for admission to King's and a supplemental application for the First-year Academic Studies Program.
- Applicants must submit a current psycho-educational evaluation or re-evaluation, including a Wais-R (or other documentation that meet crieteria) and one Teacher Input Survey.
- Applicants must interview with the Learning Disabilities/ FASP Coordinator or theDirector of ASC/ Disability Services Coordinator
Application deadline is July 1.
You can mail, upload, email, or fax applications
King's College Academic Skills Center
133 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
For more information on how a student with a disability can make the most of his or her college years, contact: