Academic Access Program

Dowling College Academic Access Program
An individualized program that provides academic strategies, support, and guidance to students with disabilities

Lucianna Basilice, Ed.D.
Phone:  631-244-1185

About our program
Are you a student with disabilities who:

  • Is fascinated by learning and wants to be academically successful?
  • Is looking for an individualized college program that offers success to the student who is willing to work hard to achieve specific goals?
  • Is interested in the academic equality and in social justice for all?

If so, our Academic Access Program may be for you.
We offer:

  • One-on-One tutoring two to three hours per week
  • Priority registration
  • Academic advisement and counseling
  • Stress and time management skills
  • Assurance that all academic accommodations are met
  • Support services with subject matter specialists
  • Word processing assistance
  • Liaison between individual students and professors
  • Academic support utilizing the latest advanced software
  • Weekly writing workshops
  • Counseling services
  • Internship guidance
  • Scholarship opportunities

Did you know?

  • Our program monitors each student’s success, informing professors of the student’s involvement in the program and asking for midterm evaluations.
  • More than half of the students graduate from our program with 3.0 grade-point average or higher.
  • Many of our graduates are highly successful in their professional fields of endeavor.
  • The program is available to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The program focuses on addressing the academic needs of students and their individual learning styles, specifically autism spectrum and learning disabilities.
  • All tutors affiliated with the program have a Masters degree in education and are thoroughly trained and experienced in dealing with the needs of our students.

How to apply:

  • Submit an Undergraduate Application for Admission to Dowling College.
  • When you are accepted, please contact our Office of Admissions at 1.800.369.5464 requesting that you be considered for the Academic Access Program.
  • Meet with the Coordinator and fill out Program for Academic Access Program paperwork
  • Our Office of Admissions will forward a letter of your acceptance to the Coordinator.