College classes can sometimes be more challenging than expected. Finding help early can have a huge effect on how your academic career begins.
Take advantage of these free on-campus resources to develop study skills, find help and set yourself up for success.
Academic Success and Achievement Program
The Academic Success and Achievement Program (ASAP) offers free peer-tutoring support to students living on campus and first-year commuting students. ASAP provides tutoring support in small groups that meet weekly throughout the semester. They also can organize 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 multicultural academic learning community, serving low income and first generation college students. SASC offers:
Academic skills development
Math and writing courses
Graduate research opportunities.
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. The Writing Center helps students:
Discover effective writing techniques
Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination
Strengthen revision and self-editing skills
Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism.
Use the Writing Center at any point in your writing process, from figuring out how to start through your final draft.
The library is more than just a quiet place to study. University Libraries at CU Boulder offer a massive collection of academic resources. Through University Libraries, students can:
Request personal research consultations to help refine research topics
Develop successful search strategies
Identify sources for academic research projects and assignments.
Office hours and help labs
Faculty members make time during the week to be available for students outside of the classroom. This is known as ‘office hours’. Office hours allow you to meet one-on-one with your professor to ask questions or express concerns.
It can be helpful to attend your instructor’s office hours regularly. They can provide help or guidance if you’re struggling. They may also be aware of other academic resources in your program, like help labs.