PLUS Program Additional Services
Muskingum University and the PLUS Program provide numerous services to foster student success
Early Connection Program
Designed for new first-year students, the PLUS Early Connection Program (ECP) supports students with learning differences in transitioning to college and Muskingum University. Held two weeks before the fall semester begins, ECP provides new students with the opportunity to experience a 3-credit college course which fulfills a general education requirement, connect with other new students, and learn skills which will support success in college.
Students benefit from participation in ECP by:
- Developing skills and connections which carry over to the fall semester
- Learning to navigate a class using a variety of technology resources
- Receiving intensive self-advocacy and study skills instruction
- Making social connections with other new students
- Connecting with an upper-class peer mentor for advice
- Developing an individual study plan
- Beginning to build a partnership with a PLUS Learning Consultant
- Moving into their room on campus early
Technology requirements for ECP are:
- Computer or tablet with a built-in or connected web camera, microphone, and speakers
- Internet connection capable of video conferencing
- Knowledge of sending and receiving emails with attachments
Participation in ECP is limited, so students should register via their MU admissions portal by May 1. To confirm participation, a $100 deposit is due June 1 by calling 740-826-8111 with a credit/debit card or mailing a check to MU Student Accounts, 10 College Drive, PO Box 1837, New Concord, OH 43762.
Since summer courses are scheduled in an accelerated format of 4-, 5-, or 10-week sessions, Summer PLUS provides executive functioning support for students with learning differences who are enrolled in Muskingum University’s summer courses. To request Summer PLUS support, students should contact the PLUS Program.
Students benefit for participation in Summer PLUS by receiving:
- Support for time management and organization
- Accountability for completion of tasks and following course due dates
- Assistance with navigating the variety of technology used by online courses
- Support for establishing a healthy routine during an accelerated course term
Additional MU Support Services
Muskingum University Provides numerous services to foster student success.
Assistive Technology – The Disability Education Office provides training on assistive technology options provided by this office.
Disability Education Office – Provides federally mandated reasonable accommodations to qualified students with permanent and temporary disabilities to support participation in all aspects of college life in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Counseling Services – Supports students with overcoming personal, emotional, and psychological issues that may negatively impact their ability to reach their academic goals.
Study Center – Provides free peer tutoring to all students.
Writing Center – Assists students with grammar, punctuation, citing sources, and organization of a paper.
Wellness Center – Focuses on minimizing health-related issues.