Areas of Study


Student Success works in partnership with key offices across campus to provide students with academic, career, and psycho-social support.

We welcome and orient families and undergraduate students to a variety of changes they can expect as they transition into campus life.

Student Success also offers ongoing Student Academic and Career Success workshops and events offered throughout the academic year, hosted by the Success Coaches and Peer Leaders.


  • Welcome and orient families and undergraduate students to the requirements and expectations of university life.
  • Support students during their transition to the learning and teaching environment of Gallaudet University.
  • Provide ongoing academic and social support for students on their academic journey from enrollment to graduation.
  • Provide leadership skills and opportunities to upper-level students in a variety of peer leadership roles.


Academic Advising
Academic Advising supports students in their transition into college by creating educational plans consistent with their academic, career, and personal goals. Academic Advising Goals Guide students as they explore their values, interests, personality and skills. Ensure that students have access to knowledgeable and informed advisors...


Get a JumpStart on the immersive American Sign Language (ASL) and English experience you’ll encounter at Gallaudet before the start of your first semester. This four-week program is packed with Deaf Culture, ASL, and alike peers to get you comfortable and confident as a new...
Orientation Programs
Orientation programs are designed to welcome students and families to Gallaudet University. These programs detail a variety of changes students can expect as they transition into campus life and provide an overview of campus resources to support students' success. Students who are interested in science,...
Peer Mentorship
The Peer Mentorship program helps students acclimatize to Gallaudet socially, personally, and academically. New students must take the course GSR 101: First-Year Seminar (FYS), in which a peer mentor is assigned. Peer mentors help new students with the following services: Provide one-on-one peer mentorship Connect...
Tutorial Center
Our Tutorial Center provides free tutoring, coaching, and instructional support services for all undergraduate and graduate students at Gallaudet University. Our services are available online and on-campus. The tutorial centers provide an open and safe learning environment by overseeing the English Center, ASL Center, and...

Contact Us

Student Success

Jerri Lyn Dorminy

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(202) 448-7146

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