CU Boulder has a great ecosystem of campus resources, offices, and support centers students can utilize. But, students have told us that it can be hard to join. The Leeds Advising office is trying to make it easier! This website is meant to help you learn how to be a successful student in the Leeds School of Business. It is your one stop shop for all the skills you will need to do well. Please scan through the options below.

There are a ton of arts and sciences course options for business students. 

Whether you need help with understanding your learning style, taking a test,  or time management, the Student Academic Success Center in the Fleming offers workshops throughout the semester. Check out their website for more information or Contact:

Karen Wyatt at, 303-492-8761, FLMG 191

If you earn a low grade on a test, don't assume you will do better next time or that you can bring it up on the final exam. Don't wait to figure out what you are missing. Discuss the exam with your instructor/professor/TA as soon as possible. Review what you missed and assume this material will show up on another exam. Make sure you are very clear about how the curve and grading scale work for the course. Visit your academic advisor for assistance with finding the right resources. Get a tutor, form a study group, or attend a test preparation workshop.

"According to results from the National College Health Assessment of CU Boulder students, sleep, stress, and colds and flu are the most prevalent health issues that impact students’ academics. Other health issues affect fewer students but have very significant impacts on participation and success in school." Eating right, getting enough sleep and regular exercise are key to your academic performance. The Wardenburg Health Center is a great place for when you are feeling sick, but they have tons of great information on staying healthy.   Take a look at the CU Community Health website for more information.

Ways to contact Community Health

M - F: 9AM - 5PM

Phone: 303-492-2937

Office: UMC 411

Sign up for the Student Health 101 magazine

Learning with a disability is challenging. Part of academic success or being a "good student" is knowing your limits and when to ask for help.  Many students who used services in high school feel like they want to make a change and do everything on their own in College. That sense of personal responsibility is commendable but PLEASE consider working with Disability Services.  There are highly trained learning specialists who are dedicated to helping all students with learning differences be successful at CU Boulder.

Disability Services

Location: Center for Community (C4C) N200

Main Office: (303)-492-8671

Fax: 303-492-5601


 There are a ton of free online resources students can access to improve study skills. Here is a short list of our favorites: 

Standing up in front of a crowd and giving a presentation can be very tough, nerve racking and down right intimidating. Our friends in the Center for Excellence in Communication at the University of Colorado--Colorado Springs campus, have created some great resources for public speaking. Below are some key things to remember when giving a presentation or speaking before large groups.
Managing Speech Anxiety
Are your butterflies uncontrollable during a speech?
Give these tips a try!
A Quick Guide to Managing Anxiety
Using Technology  Effectively
General Tips for using presentation technology
Keynote for Apple Mac-- A 12 min video giving a brief overview of Keynote
Power Point Tips-- PDF 
Prezi Tips -- If you are not familiar with Prezi, give it a try next time. The fluid zooming feature can give your presentation a little something extra.
Avoiding Bad Habits
8 Bad Habits
Common Rookie Mistakes
Dress to Impress
Non-verbal techniques

It can be stressful trying to finalize your schedule, especially for those Arts and Sciences Core classes.  So here is a guide that will help narrow down your choices. A senior in the Leeds School shares a few tips and says:  "These are the most popular classes that you can take to fulfill core credits!"

Historical Context

Not a history person? Try out a topics course. Arguably, one of the most interesting classes that is offered is called Inside Nazi Germany: Politics, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Third Reich or GRMN 2301.  This class focuses on the role of propaganda in the media and entertainment industries, Anti-Semitism, the suppression of minorities, the role of education and much more.  If you’re interested at all in Germany during World War II, this is a perfect class for you!

Other popular classes include, HIST 1010 (Western Civilization 1: From Antiquity to the 16th Century) and SCAN 2202 (The Vikings).

Human Diversity

One of my favorite classes that I have taken outside of the business school is Sex, Gender, and Society!  It fulfills a Human Diversity credit and there is never a dull moment in class.  My professor, Sanyu Mojola, was incredible and always managed to engage the students.  The class covers anything from gender roles to gender at the institutional level.  If you’re as interested as I was, sign up for SOCY 1016!

Looking for something a little different? Try MUEL 2772 (World Music), COMM 2400 (Discourse, Culture, and Identities), or ANTH 1115 (The Caribbean in Post-Colonial Perspective).

Ideals & Values

Ethics is a popular class across the board! When talking to a friend, Hank Hammond, who is currently enrolled in the class, said “I am able to analyze and compare the theories to see where I stand personally, and how I can increase the quality of my life from the advice of renowned thinkers through the ages.” He’s always talking about the interesting discussions that took place during PHIL 1100!

If ethics isn’t something you’re interested in, look into classes such as SOCY 1004 (Deviance in U.S. Society), SOCY 1010 (Disabilities in Contemporary American Society), PHIL 1000 (Introduction to Philosophy), and SOCY 2031 (Social Problems).

Literature & Arts (LD)

Looking to fulfill one of the Lower Division Literature and Arts Credits?  Appreciation of Music may be the class for you, especially if you love music.  In this class, you learn a lot about the history of music and will even go to a few performances.  Plus, you cover a long list of genres (you won’t only learn about classical styles).

However, if you’re looking for something a little different, try ARTH 1300 (History of World Art 1), DNCE 1013 (Dance and Popular Culture), MUEL 2852 (History of the Rock Era), and THTR 1009 (Introduction to Theatre).

Natural Science

First off, not many Leeds students know this, but it is NOT a requirement to take a sequence or lab to fulfill your science credits.  One of the more popular classes that gets these science credits out of the way is Creative Technology or CHEN 1000.  It is a class that discusses energy and biotechnology.  What I love about this class is that it was easy to follow and kept science interesting.

Also look into classes such as ATOC 1050 (Weather & the Atmosphere), PHYS 1230 (Light and Color for Nonscientists), ENVS 1000 (Introduction to Environmental Studies), and IPHY 2420 (Nutrition for Health and Performance).

US Context

In the market for an interesting history class? HIST 1015, History of the United States to 1865 might be the class for you. The title of this class is pretty self-explanatory and it proves to be a simple way to fulfill this US Context credit.  If you’re not interested in our history up until 1865, you can take HIST 1025, History of the United States since 1865!

Other options may include LING 1000 (Language in US Society), MUEL 2752 (Music in American Culture), PSCI 1101 (The American Political System), or SOCY 1021 (United States Race and Ethnic Relations).
For a complete listing of courses that fulfill each area of Arts and Sciences Core, take a look here.

If you live in the residence halls, tutoring is available through your hall at no charge. The Academic Support Assistance Program (ASAP) offers Free tutoring for students living in a residence hall Call Ph: (303) 735-3303.

Some departments also offer tutoring and/or study labs.

The Department of Economics provides a free drop-in tutorial lab for undergraduates enrolled in Economics courses at CU-Boulder. The Free drop-in tutorial lab for undergraduates is located in ECON 12A, contact Billy Mertens – Take a look at the schedule here.

Paid Economics Tutor List

There is a Mathematics Help Lab which offers free drop-in tutoring lab for undergraduates in MATH 175.Times: M-Thur: 9AM-5PM, Fri: 9AM-2PM

Paid Math Tutor list

​If you can't find a tutor through SASC or the residence halls, try asking your professors during office hours if they know any students who are interested in tutoring other students.

Having trouble writing that paper? Did you earn a lower grade on your first college paper? Head over to the Writing Center which offers free assistance throughout the writing process. They are located in Norlin library, E-111   Ph: (303) 735-6906