Academic Services

For Current Students
2017-18 Student-Athlete Handbook
CourseAvail Website
2016-17 Final Exam Schedule
2016-17 SCU Academic Calendar
2017 Spring Quarter Calendar
NCAA Academic Eligibility
SCU Class Time Template
Link to MLA Style Guide
Link to APA Style Guide

Information for Current Student-Athletes
Information for Prospective Student-Athletes

Sports Medicine

Bronco Bowl

Internship Program

Santa Clara University and Academic Services Mission

Santa Clara University will educate citizens and leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion and cultivate knowledge and faith to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

Santa Clara University  pursues its vision by creating an academic community that educates the whole person within the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, making student learning our central focus, continuously improving our curriculum and co-curriculum, strengthening our scholarship and creative work, and serving the communities of which we are a part in Silicon Valley and around the world.

The Santa Clara Athletic Department is dedicated to the personal growth of each student-athlete.   The Academic Services staff fosters this development by supporting each student-athlete’s individual academic path.  Academic Services staff works with coaches, administrators, and university staff to assist student-athletes with managing the responsibilities and demands of being both a student and an athlete. They instill values of honesty, integrity, and self-sufficiency through one-on-one advisement with student-athletes.  The Santa Clara Academic Services staff promotes academic growth and strives to continue the tradition of academic excellence at the university

Santa Clara’s Athletic Department and Academic Services continue to maintain high academic standards for its student-athletes. SCU student-athletes graduate at rates which make Santa Clara Athletics a leader within the Conference, the region, and among the nation.

Academic Services Staff

Name Office Location Phone Email

Dana Kuwahara

Assistant Athletic Director

Leavey Center 408-554-2264

Nick Combo

Academic Adviser

Leavey Center 408-554-4659

Josh Gray

Academic Adviser

Leavey Center 408-551-3532


Academic Excellence

Santa Clara University student-athlete

  • Graduate in 4 years.
  • Average 3.0 GPA (on par with the undergrad. student average)
  • Major in diverse academic disciplines across all three colleges (Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Leavey School of Business)
  • Have the opportunity to complete minors or second majors while competing

Our Broncos have claimed the following high honors

Advisement and Tutoring

The Academic Services staff offer advisement relating to specific degree requirements, NCAA academic eligibility, and collaborates with the Drahmann Advising Center to guide student-athletes through their academic career. Once student-athletes declare an academic major, the university provides each student with a faculty adviser.  Student-athletes are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor in addition to receiving advisement within Athletics.

Student-athletes who desire regular assistance in specific courses receive tutoring through the Drahmann Tutoring Center and the university’s writing Hub. Tutors are free of charge for all SCU undergraduates and are available for only lower division coursework.

Important Resources

The Academic Services staff works closely with university departments, particularly Disability Resources, Study Abroad, Multicultural Center, Campus Ministry, Ignatian Center, and Career Center, as well as SCU Sports Medicine, Compliance, and SAAC, to enhance the student-athlete experience. Refer to the links provided below for additional department information.

Disabilities Resources Housing
Study Abroad Bursar Office
Office of Multicultural Learning Information Technology
Campus Ministry Library
Ignatian Center Career Center
Registrar Admissions