Published: March 31, 2020

Classes can sometimes be more challenging than expected, especially when you're trying to learn in an unfamiliar setting. Find help with these free online 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. 

All tutoring sessions will now be hosted on Zoom. Students should still sign up for sessions by downloading the Penji app. 

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
  • Supplementary instruction
  • Graduate research opportunities

All Learning Mentors tutoring sessions will be held virtually on Canvas for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

Academic dishonesty

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. It provides quick resolution of reports of student academic misconduct. All CU Boulder students are subject to the Honor Code for academic matters. Students who violate the code may be subject to discipline.

Learn More About the Honor Code

The Writing Center

Do you sometimes suffer from writer’s block? Do you know how to cite your sources? The Writing Center has moved all sessions online until further notice and is here 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.

University Libraries

University Libraries at CU Boulder offer a massive collection of academic resources, with remote access to many collections.

University Libraries remote services:

Stay up to date on University Libraries services.

Mathematics Academic Resource Center

The Mathematics Academic Resource Center (MARC) is a free service provided by the Department of Mathematics. MARC tutors are able to assist in all lower-division Mathematics courses, as well as many upper-division courses.

The MARC has gone virtual! To access a tutor, log in to Zoom with your IdentiKey. Once you select an available tutor, you will be taken to their Zoom meeting waiting room and they should be with you shortly. If you are not taken to a waiting room, try a different tutor. All times are mountain time.

Office hours

Faculty members make time during the week to be available for students outside of the classroom. Office hours allow you to meet one-on-one with your professor to ask questions or express concerns. Talk to your instructors about virtual meeting options.