Academic Information for Students | Christendom College


Academic Information for Students

A little help on your road to greatness.

Christendom’s liberal arts education is the best in the land and offers a challenging curriculum. At other colleges, students often find themselves in need of some extra help or direction in their studies, and they are not sure where to turn. But not at Christendom. From day one of your time here, we have your back and will help you every step of the way to achieve greatness.

As Christendom’s Student Academic Success Coach, I am here to help students achieve success and stay on track in their studies. There are a number of great resources that students can take advantage of while here, and it’s my job to help the students get the most out of their studies while at Christendom.

I work closely with the Academic Dean, Dean of Students, and VP for Enrollment to make sure that I am aware of the various academic needs and resources on campus. If there is anything I can ever do to help along the way, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime. I am here for you, and I want to help you be successful in your academic pursuits.

God bless,
Maribeth Kelly
Student Academic Success Coach


maribethMaribeth Kelly is Christendom College’s Student Academic Success Coach. She is a 2014 graduate of Christendom, where she majored in Philosophy and was the salutatorian of her class.

Contact Maribeth with your questions:
800.877.5456 ext. 1316

Download the Academic Resources Flyer.

  • Free Tutoring
    Students needing help with Latin, Calculus, or Statistics can take advantage of the peer-run tutoring, available every week in the St. John the Evangelist Library. There is no cost to students, so there should be nothing keeping students from taking full advantage of these offerings.
  • Personalized Mentor Program
    This program, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Stanford and with the assistance of Maribeth Kelly, pairs a student with an upperclassman who has excelled in his or her academic career at Christendom College. The upperclassman meets with the student in need on a regular basis to study together and to discuss strategies to help ensure academic success.
  • The Writing Center
    All students can bring their class papers to the Writing Center staff, open five nights a week in the St. John the Evangelist Library, for review. The students working in the Writing Center are hand-picked by English professor Dr. Lisa Marciano, and they are the “best of the best” at writing papers. They will work with students on paper topics, structure outlines, proofreading, and editing.  Their offerings are invaluable!
  • Easy Access to Professors
    Christendom professors are very approachable, and are more than willing to sit down with their students to discuss any problems they are having in class, or to give them deeper insights into the subject matter previously taught.  Each professor has office hours, and students who are struggling in a class are encouraged to meet with their professors to find out what they need to do in order to be successful in their class.
  • Study groups and sessions
    Before each quiz and test, normally students get together in small groups to study together and to learn from each other how they can achieve their best on the upcoming quiz or test.  Sometimes, even the professors hold study sessions for the students, working with them to be successful in their academic pursuits.
  • Academic Success Coach
    Christendom hired 2014’s salutatorian, Maribeth Kelly, to be the Academic Success Coach.  She works with students who are having problems in their classes, and encourages them to take advantage of the many academic aids on campus.  She will meet individually with students on a weekly basis, and can help the students to succeed when they are struggling.