Academic Support

At Exeter, you’ll find yourself learning around a Harkness table, with a small group of classmates. Your teacher will guide you – both as a group of learners, and as an individual.

Sometimes students need a bit of extra help in an academic subject. Teachers are always available to answer questions and provide help related to specific courses. Many students seek assistance from peers – often tutors in the Academic Support Center or friends who have already taken the subject.

From day one, you’ll work closely with your adviser. You’ll meet regularly – at least weekly, but often more frequently – to discuss everything from coursework to social life and personal concerns. Faculty members live in housing on campus or nearby, making it easy to check in with advisers and other faculty as often as you want. For some students, that’s daily. Advisers connect with parents, providing an essential link between family and school.

I love my adviser. She’s amazing. I can stop by for 10 minutes every night and have a quick chat one-on-one. She’s someone I can trust with anything."
Nick, prep

Academic Support Center

Open days, evenings and some weekend hours, the Academic Support Center provides individualized help to all interested students. The academic counselor works with students in select content areas and in study skills development, including memory, note taking, test taking, reading and time management.

Peer tutors offer help in math, science, languages and paper writing. There is no charge for these services, and you can come as often as you want.

Our peer tutors have what I call the teacher gene."
Pam Parris, academic support counselor
Peer tutoring saved my life in Physics. I was struggling at first. By the end I got an A."
student

Writing Center

Open day and evening hours, the Writing Center gives students an easy way to get extra individualized help with writing assignments from teachers. You can go as often as you want, and there is no charge.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who are otherwise qualified for admission to Exeter will be supported with documented accommodations that are consid­ered reasonable in this educational setting. Requests for accommodations should be made to Karen Lassey, dean of academic affairs. See the Ebook for more information on applying for accommodations.

Right-Fit College Counseling

A team of counselors help you zero in on the best schools for your interests.

Go to the page titled Right-Fit College Counseling

Health Care

On-campus health center with friendly medical and counseling staff is available to all students, with 24/7 on-call care.

Go to the page titled Health Care

Focus on Well-being

We promote healthy development in all aspects of students’ lives. Learn about our programming.

Go to the page titled Focus on Well-being