Center for Student Success

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 The Center for Student Success strives to enhance academic progress and student engagement at NJCU. While focusing on academic success and retention, CSS aims to help students accomplish their goals through collaborative efforts with various departments on campus.

The following offices are here to support your student success:

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University Advisement Center

The University Advisement Center seeks to enhance the experience and academic success of NJCU's undergraduate students.

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Office of Specialized Services and Supplemental Instruction

The OSS/SI assists students in securing reasonable accommodations supported by documentation.

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Opportunity Scholarship Program - EOF

The Opportunity Scholarship (OSP) is the name for the statewide Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) at New Jersey City University.

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Student Success Initiatives

At the core of NJCU’s mission is Student Success.



Military & Veterans Services

The Office of Military & Veterans Services provides assistance to Veterans, Services Members, and their Dependents in order to ensure a seamless transition into the academic arena.

Jersey City Youth Corps

Youth Corps

New Jersey Youth Corps-Jersey City is located on campus of New Jersey City University.

Please see below for other resources outside of CSS:

Sarah Vandermark. Ph.D.

Sarah Vandermark. Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for Student Success

As the Assistant Provost, Dr. Sarah Vandermark is responsible for creating, redesigning, and developing university wide student success initiatives, including a data-informed holistic advisement model. Prior to her time at NJCU, Dr. Vandermark served as the Executive Director of the Center for Student Success at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she restructured Academic Advisement, New Student Orientation, Disability Support Services, Testing, and The Learning Center. Throughout her career, Dr. Vandermark has incorporated strategic planning which has been driven by improving student retention, student achievement gap, and graduation rates. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology from Wilkes University, Master’s Degree in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and her PhD from Montclair State University in Counselor Education.