Engineering students can find academic support through the following programs (also see Tips for Academic Success). All of these resources have been updated to offer virtual academic support to students.
Alphabetical list of academic support services
- Academic Success in CEAS Workshops
- Academic Coaching
- APPM 1235 and 1350 Practice Sessions
- Academic Success and Achievement Program (ASAP)
- Applied Mathematics
- Arts & Sciences Chemistry
- ATLAS Institute
- The BOLD Center Tutoring Services
- CEAS Chemical & Biological Resources
- Computer Science
- CU Boulder Campus Tutoring and Academic Support
- Engineering Fellows
- Exam Archives
- International Student Academic Support
- Mathematics Academic Resource Center (MARC)
- Peer Academic Coaching
- The Writing Center
We have many workshops hosted by the CEAS Academic Success Team for all engineering students which cover topics such as test taking, success in math, finals prep and more!
Please visit Academic Success in CEAS Workshops for more information.
CEAS offers Professional Academic Coaching and Peer Academic Coaching to students in the college. Academic coaching is an individualized and ongoing student support service that enhances students’ academic performance through a collaborative and iterative process.
Academic coaches are dedicated to supporting the academic, personal, and career success of students in CEAS. They strive to develop a trusting relationship with students while encouraging them to expand their self-awareness, develop academic skills and habits, and create well-designed action plans to embrace their potential with confidence.
- This is a free service.
- It includes a series of individual meetings with a professional staff member or peer coach to help students reach their goals.
- Coaching sessions provide students an opportunity to talk about both academic and non-academic topics.
- Coaching sessions are provided in-person and remotely.
In addition to one-on-one professional academic coaching, the CEAS Academic Coaching Program provides coaching-related academic success programming and classroom and instructor collaboration and support. It also oversees supplemental programs such as the CEAS Peer Academic Coaches and Fresh Start course.
Please visit CEAS Academic Coaching for more information.
Schedule your Academic Coaching Intake Appointment by filling out our Coaching Appointment Form.
Practice Exams Sessions for APPM 1235 and 1350 offered on the following dates for Fall 2023:
All practice exams take place in Engineering Connections Williams Village North classroom N181A-181B and begin at 6pm
Exam 1: Wednesday September 13th
Exam 2: Wednesday October 11th
Exam 3: Wednesday November 8th
- Proctored and timed
- Takes place in the classroom
- Solutions provided once finished
The Academic Success and Achievement Program (ASAP) offers free peer tutoring to all first-year students and any student living on campus, including Commuting Buffs, new transfer students and Bear Creek residents*.
- One time or recurring sessions
- One-on-one or group sessions
- Trained peer mentors who tutor students taking similar courses and provide ongoing support
- Study tips, effective exam preparation and support in transitioning to university-level academics
- In-person or virtual options
*If you aren't eligible for the ASAP Tutoring service and are looking for tutoring help, learn more about these tutoring academic resources available across campus.
The Department of Applied Mathematics provides the following resources for students enrolled in APPM courses:
The Applied Mathematics Learning Centers are not open tutoring spaces for any subject, but are designated specifically for office hours for specific APPM courses.
The APPM department maintains a paid Applied Math tutor list for those who are interested in private tutoring.
The ATLAS Institute now offers a full spectrum of interdisciplinary academic programs through the CEAS.
Academic Support for all ATLAS classes is available in-person and online.
The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center is part of the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s commitment to creating a diverse environment where all engineering students are welcome, and where students who are traditionally underrepresented in engineering are empowered to achieve their dreams.
Our tutoring services are part of the larger Academic Services offered in The BOLD Center and are free and available to all BOLD and CU Engineering students! We offer in-person drop-in tutoring and appointment-based tutoring for a variety of engineering courses and in multiple locations. Our virtual tutoring options are offered on the weekends with limited subjects.
Tutoring at The BOLD Center are free and available to all engineering students and include:
- drop-in and appointment-based tutoring in-person and online for a variety of engineering courses at multiple locations such as The BOLD Center, Smead Aerospace Building on East Campus, and virtually on Zoom.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering provides the following resources for students enrolled in these courses:
- LearnChemE: Links to an external site.a self-paced online learning platform created for engineering students and includes simulations, screencasts, exam review, virtual labs, student and instructor resources.
- A Peer Mentoring Program which partners seniors with first and second-year students to support students in a variety areas to apply both in and out of the classroom.
The Computer Science department provides this list of students and alumni who are offering private tutoring for a fee. Students can pick their tutor and focus for the sessions. This list is provided as a reference and will be updated every semester.
In addition, these Computing Resources are provided by Computer Science IT Services for students.
- The Computer Science IT Services group consists of CS systems engineers who work with the CS Education Technology committee and the CS Computing committee to support the technology needs of faculty, staff, and students.
The Office of Undergraduate Education at CU Boulder offers a wide variety of Academic Enrichment & Support services and include the following:
- Tutoring and Learning Resources: Some are specific to certain classes or departments or groups of students. Most are free while some require a fee. The most up-to-date resource is your professor - so check your syllabus and ask your professor or course assistant for help and referrals.
- Student Academic Success Center (SASC): supports low income and first generation college students with academic skills development, math and writing courses, and supplementary instruction in gateway courses.
The Engineering Fellows of CEAS are an honorary service organization of a select group of academically successful, service-oriented students. Each Fellow serves as a subject matter mentor in one or more areas in which they have a comprehensive understanding of the material.
Activities of the Fellows include organized tutorials and review sessions for large courses.
For more information, please visit CU Engineering Fellows.
The Academic Success Team in CEAS is working on creating an Exam Archive of previous course exams for students to use as practice. The methods with which your engineering professors want you to demonstrate your understanding of the material in college is often radically different than high school and taking practice exams is one of the most effective ways to test your knowledge for this level of assessment.
Please visit Tips for Success - Test-taking Strategies for more information.
The International Student Tutoring Program (ISTP) offers individual and group tutoring for international students at CU Boulder.
- a free service
- available to all international students
- offer tutoring in English as a Second Language
- offer tutoring and support in acclimating to U.S. academic culture
The Mathematics Academic Resource Center (MARC) is a free service provided by the Department of Mathematics that offers students additional support for their CU Mathematics courses.
The MARC is staffed by graduate students (G), undergraduates (U), and Learning Assistants (respective course number). Tutors are trained to help assist with specific questions.
Meet with a current engineering student to learn a new organizational tool or learning strategy!
Peer Academic Coaches are current engineering students trained by the Academic Success Team of Professional Academic Coaches to help in areas of learning and priority management. Peer Academic Coaches can also help to understand how these tools apply to engineering assignments, projects, and preparing for exams.
- Peer Academic Coaching is offered for all students both remotely and in-person at the following locations:
- Engineering Connections (First-year students in Williams Village)
- Engineering Center
The Department of Physics provides resources for General Physics and include the following:
- Physics Help Room: open, free and no appointment is needed, for all students in PHYS 1110, 1120, 2010, 2020.
- Staffed by the professors, TAs, and LAs that are teaching these courses.
- View the Physics Help Room site to find staff hours, which are a mixture of in-person (Duane G2B90) and remote (Zoom).
- Private fee-based Tutoring: an updated list of physics juniors, seniors, grad students, and alumni who are offering private tutoring for a fee.
Located in the Norlin Library, Norlin E111, near the east entrance, the CU-Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision.
Services are free to students. For more information and to make an appointment, please visit The Writing Center.