Academic Support Programs

The College of Mount Saint Vincent offers academic support through Mount Pathways, a collection of programs that offer access to opportunity for every motivated student seeking a high-quality education. By opening doors to students who might otherwise be shut out, the Mount can boast of a cultural, racial, and economic diversity that is truly authentic.

Three distinctive programs collectively comprise Mount Pathways:

  • Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), a partnership between the College and the New York State Education Department that was launched in the fall of 2014. Its goal is to retain and graduate promising students with limited academic and financial resources, but whose aptitude and drive make them prime candidates for success.
  • Mount Access Program (MAP), designed for students who demonstrate the potential and motivation to succeed in college but whose test scores and high school grades need extra support.
  • TRIO Student Support Services, the College’s federally-funded program that provides first-generation, low-income students with academic and personal counseling, career advisement, tutoring, mentoring, and a wide range of educational enhancement activities. TRIO serves students who are at a disadvantage, either economically or culturally as the first in their families to attend college, or who have been diagnosed with a disability.