Academy for Academic Excellence and Student Success

Group of NYCC students posing in the AAESS office

Welcome to AAESS (pronounced ACE)! We support NYCC's mission by assisting and empowering students to reach their highest educational potential and personal development by:

  • meeting the learner at their current level of achievement and helping them progress;
  • fostering an attitude of lifelong learning and resourcefulness;
  • collaborating with faculty and other campus services; and
  • providing quality assistance in the areas of advising, disability services, tutoring, and counseling services.

Learning Strategies & Resources

Empirically based learning consultations are offered to all students via individual, group, and class sessions to help improve cognitive learning and memory, study and test-taking strategies, and non-cognitive learning factors such as self-regulation, motivation, time management, and resiliency. Contact the AAESS office or visit the AAESS page on the Student Portal for information and resources.


Tutoring is a common form of learning support and academic assistance available to NYCC students. The programs are designed to positively impact student learning outcomes and their coursework. Several options are available in specific subject areas based on the student's needs, including small group tutoring, ESL tutoring, open study/large-group tutoring, and individual tutoring.

All tutors meet strict qualifications, and receive the approval of the lead instructor(s) in the course(s) they are requesting to tutor. Contact the AAESS office or visit the AAESS page on the Student Portal for information and resources.

Accessibility Services

NYCC is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs for all otherwise qualified individuals without regard to handicap or disability, in accordance with the Americans with Disability Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Reasonable accommodations are provided to students with disabilities, at their request, upon review and approval of their formal documentation and the requirements of the program. Contact the AAESS office for information on obtaining accessibility services and documentation guidelines.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an important support resource available to all NYCC students. The AAESS office coordinates the faculty advising for the students enrolled in the Doctor or Chiropractic program, based on student requests, faculty recommendation, admission information, or academic needs. Faculty advising for other academic programs is coordinated by the respective program dean or directors.

Counseling Services

Counseling services facilitate and promote the well-being, personal growth, academic success, and professional excellence of students, faculty, and staff within a safe, confidential environment. Services include outreach, education, consultation, and psychological support for a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, stress, family issues, relationship concerns, grief and loss, body image and substance abuse. Contact our counselors or visit the counseling page for additional information.

How to Contact Us

AAESS is located on the lower level of the Library building, near the Anatomy Lab.

Phone: 315-568-3064

Fax: 315-568-3881