Published: Sept. 17, 2018

The transition to college classes can sometimes be more challenging than expected, and finding help early can have a huge impact on how your academic career begins. Take advantage of these free, on-campus academic resources to develop new study skills, find help and set yourself up for a successful semester.

Academic dishonesty and the Honor Code

Academic dishonesty is any act in which a student gains or attempts to gain an unfair academic advantage over other students. Examples of this include plagiarism and cheating. Any form of academic dishonesty is a violation of the Honor Code.

The Honor Code was designed to uphold CU Boulder's standards of academic integrity and intellectual honesty and to provide quick resolution of reports of student academic misconduct. All CU Boulder students are subject to the Honor Code for academic matters, and students who violate the code may be subject to discipline.

Learn More About the Honor Code

Academic Success and Achievement Program

The Academic Success and Achievement Program (ASAP) offers free peer-tutoring support to any student living on campus and first-year commuting students. ASAP provides tutoring support in small groups that meet weekly throughout the semester and organizes tutoring for any course taught at CU Boulder. Visit the ASAP website for additional information.

Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is a multi-cultural academic learning community, serving low-income and first-generation college students with academic skills development, math and writing courses, supplementary instruction, tutoring and graduate research opportunities.

SASC also offers workshops open to all students to help develop academic skills, such as time management and test taking.

The Writing Center

Do you sometimes suffer from writer’s block? Do you know how to cite your sources? The Writing Center is for students from all academic fields and skill levels and provides the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants.

The Writing Center helps students learn effective writing techniques, eliminate writer’s block and procrastination, strengthen revision and self-editing skills and learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism. You can use the Writing Center at any point of your writing process, from “I don’t know where to start” to “here’s my final draft.”

University Libraries

The library is more than just a quiet place to study. University Libraries at CU Boulder offer a massive collection of academic resources and engaging learning experiences. Students can request personal research consultations to help refine and focus research topics, develop successful search strategies and identify sources for academic research projects and assignments.

Office hours and help labs

Faculty members are required to make time during the week to be available for students outside of the classroom, and this is referred to as office hours. Office hours are an opportunity to meet one-on-one with your professor to get to know them and ask questions.