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As you make the transition from high school to college, you may find the expectations are greater and that the study strategies you used in high school no longer guarantee your academic success. Engineering students can find academic support through the following programs (also see Tips for Academic Success). To view or print a PDF of spring fall 2014 schedule items, click here.

Peer Advocates - Engineering Peer Advocates are students in their junior or senior year who offer a variety of direct services — academic advising, help with choosing a major, engineering excellence seminars, training in study skills, and career services — as well as referrals to other campus services. Peer Advocates receive paraprofessional training from a variety of campus resources. The Peer Advocates hold walk-in office hours in the conference room outside of the Dean’s Office, ECAD 100A, and offer online chat services. First-year students can learn more about this program on the Peer Advocates page.

  • Fall 2014 Schedule:Monday thru Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Student Success Center - Drop-in tutoring is provided free of charge to all undergraduate students in the college. Students in need of one-on-one or small group tutoring for Calculus I, II, III, Differential Equations, Physics, General Chemistry for Engineers (CHEN 1211) and a variety of other courses should visit the Student Success Center website. 

  • Fall 2014 Schedule: Free tutoring for lower- and most upper-division engineering courses is offered in the BOLD Center (ECCE 100, ECES 109A), in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building in the breakout space next to room A226 and in Williams Village North. For complete hours, please visit the Student Success Center website or contact beverly.louie@colorado.edu.

Applied Math, Chemistry & Physics Help Rooms - Free tutoring providing support for Calculus 1 – Differential Equations, Chemistry for Engineers and all major physics courses. Chemistry support provided in the study area adjacent to the main BOLD Center entrance; the Physics Help Room is in Duane Physics, Room G2B90. Applied Mathematics support is provided in ECCR 244 (Calculus 1 & 2) STAD 262A-B (Calculus 3 & Differential Equations w/ Linear Algebra).

  • Fall Schedule:  Applied math hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Chemistry hours are listed at the entrance to the study area, and Physics hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Study Skills Assistance - Individual assistance in study strategies can be obtained from the First-Year Experience Coordinator, who also schedules seminars on topics such as time management, note taking, test preparation, reading strategies, motivation and procrastination, talking with your professors, homework assignments, and accessing resources. Emphasis is on first-year and transfer students. For more information, call 303-492-1146.

Quadrangle Living and Learning Community - Students who live in the Engineering Quad are eligible to receive a variety of academic support services, including directed tutoring, academic excellence workshops, a computing facility designed with engineering and science courses in mind, informal meetings and/or meals with faculty, and supportive counseling and advising through the engineering college. For more information, visit the Engineering Quad website or call the First-Year Experience Coordinator at 303-492-1146.

  • Fall 2014: Free computer lab assistance and tutoring for lower-division engineering courses offered in the Aden Computer Lab. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Contact amelia.finau@colorado.edu.
     

Additional Campus Resources

Housing Academic Support Assistance Program (ASAP) - Students living in the residence halls can get tutoring in specific courses free of charge through the Housing Department. Both drop-in and group sessions are available. Go to Housing ASAP for more information, or call 303-735-3303.

Student Academic Services (SASC) is located in Fleming Law 141.  Services include academic skills development, time management, and the identification of specific academic problems.  Eligibility for services is determined by academic need in combination with contributing factors such as financial need and academic background.  For more information, please call 303-492-1416.

Counseling and Psychological Services: A Community Action Center assists with a wide range of personal, psychological, and behavioral counseling.  For more information, please call 303-492-6766 or go to C4C, Room S440.

Career Services assists students with all aspects of their career planning including the search for internships, help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews, as well as the full-time post-graduate job search.  There is a career counselor dedicated to working with engineering students who works in the Engineering Center two days per week, but any career counselor can assist you with your needs.  To schedule an appointment with a career counselor, call 303-492-6541.

Disability Services Office assists students with disabilities in taking part in the academic, social, and cultural life of the University. Services are provided to students with documented disabilities and physical disabilities. For more information, go to C4C, Room N200 or call 303-492-8671.  Students must make an appointment for a screening interview to determine eligibility for assistance.

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