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Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is dedicated to addressing the needs of a diverse and unique nontraditional student body. The goal of the Academic Resource Center is to enable students to maximize their educational experiences at Columbia University. The ARC provides an extensive range of academic support services free of charge to GS undergraduate and Postbac Premed students.

Tutoring is available, year-round, in a wide variety of academic subjects. Learning strategy workshops are conducted at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Individual, customized consultations are available to assist students with various academic concerns. The ARC will also provide referrals to other support services throughout Columbia University on an as-needed basis. In addition, the ARC administers the Postbac and International Student Coaching Program, the Academic Success Program, and University Studies Program.

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring Terms
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Summer Term
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Leslie Limardo

Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Support Services

Dean Leslie Limardo oversees Academic Support Services, which includes programs such as University Studies, tutorial services and learning strategy workshops. Dean Limardo also oversees the Dean of Students operations administration.

Prior to coming to GS in 2002, Dean Limardo served as Assistant Director of the HEOP Program at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University.


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Angela McKay
Administrative Coordinator

Angela McKay manages the daily administration of the ARC. She is a graduate of Rutgers University. Prior to coming to GS, she worked at Duke University as a project coordinator.

Please contact her for questions regarding obtaining tutoring, becoming a tutor, placement exams, or scheduling an appointment with Dean Limardo.

Sara Remedios
Assistant Dean of Students and Coordinator for Academic Success Programs

Sara Remedios is an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Contact Us

Academic Resource Center
308B Lewisohn Hall, MC 4106
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-4097