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Academic and Disability Services

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Welcome to the Academic and Disability Services Office!
We're glad you're here.

ADS is a place for ALL students.  We can help you enhance and enrich the way you learn and approach classes and also have resources if you have a learning, physical, or mental health need that impacts academics or campus life.

Services Offered

Through one-on-one strategic meetings and academic workshops/seminars you have the opportunity to develop new strategies, build existing skills, and figure out how you are uniquely wired in order to maximize your learning experience.

A series of workshops are offered each year that cover topics that are relevant to you- like time management, strategies for reading and note-taking, paper-writing and research, how to get the most out of your test preparation, overcoming procrastination and perfectionism and more!

You can make an individual appointment to identify your learning preferences/styles, best ways to study, receive academic support if you're struggling, and discuss campus accessibility and accommodations coordination.

 We offer:

  • Academic counseling for all students
  • Accommodation approval and services for students with documented learning, physical, or mental health needs.Screening assessment for potential learning challenges (ADHD, dyslexia etc.)
  • Learning preference/style assessment
  • Academic coaching and accountability
  • Strategic learning improvement information

Additional Campus Support Services Available:

All of these services are available to students free of charge.

Appointments: Individual appointments are available with the Director or Graduate Student Assistants by calling 630.752.5022

Jennie Nicodem

Director of Academic and Disability Services

B.S., Taylor University, 2005
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University, in progress

Jennie has experienced firsthand the transformational influence of Christ-centered higher education in her own life.  She is dedicated to walking alongside and holistically caring for students in their journey to become lifelong learners and faithful followers of Jesus Christ by helping them identify and utilize their God-given gifts and abilities and apply them to learning and life.  She is also committed to promoting the creation of environments and opportunities that are as inclusive and accessible as possible.   

Jennie is a committed member of College Church in Wheaton where she serves in children’s ministry, an avid runner, a devoted aunt, a coffee connoisseur, and an eager traveler.

jennifer.nicodem@wheaton.edu
630.752.5022
Student Services Building Suite 218