Succeed academically

We offer a variety of free services to help you get the most out of your university experience. We can also refer you to helpful resources on campus or online.

Study skills and resources

We can help you implement strategies to ensure your academic success.

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Talk to one of our staff members for help with skill-building in:

  • reading
  • note-taking
  • research and project planning
  • test preparation
  • test-taking strategies

You can also learn to:


We offer individualized tutoring designed to help you thrive in an academic environment.

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Our tutors can help you work on:

  • study strategies
  • test preparation
  • specific subjects

You can also access the Student Learning Center’s Master Schedule Tutoring program, which provides regular tutoring appointments throughout the semester.

More tutoring at the university

You may also be interested in checking out the Student Learning Centers. They provide free services, such as:

  • content-specific drop-in tutoring
  • computer labs and literacy training
  • specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities
  • academic success workshops
  • online tutoring

Academic advising

Our staff is well trained and can provide you with numerous benefits.

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Let our staff help you with:

  • academic planning and course selection
  • negotiating university systems, including:
  • understanding transcripts
  • calculating GPAs
  • avoiding and recovering from academic probation and suspension
  • talking to faculty

More advising at the university

The Gateway Student Success Center offers advising for:

  • first-year students
  • undeclared majors
  • pre-medical students
  • pre-law students

If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior, and have declared a major, you will meet with an adviser in your college. Find your college’s academic advising unit.

Disability resources

Disability Resources (DR) works toward the inclusion of people with disabilities in the university community. If you have a disability, register with DR as soon as possible to see if you qualify for services and accommodations.

Graduate school

Are you interested in graduate school? The websites below can help guide you through the process.

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Choosing a graduate school

Preparing for standardized tests (GRE)

Funding graduate school

Laptop loan program

Is your computer broken? Have a desktop computer, but need a laptop for a presentation or travel? Active Student Support Services participants are eligible to stop by our office and check out a laptop at no cost.