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Talk to your student about the following options on campus:

Supplemental Instruction

SI provides additional support for difficult courses through weekly study sessions and indivdual help via walk-in hours. SI Leaders are peers who have taken and done well in the course and help to make tough material easier to understand and provide course-specific study tips. SI is a free resource to all students. More about Supplemental Instruction.

Tutoring Database

The ASC provides a searchable database of nearly every tutoring resource available campus-wide. The database guides students to find help rooms, tutoring programs, and course-specific resources. Many support options are free to students. More about tutoring resources.

Encourage your student to utilize these resources:

Peer Success Coaching

The PSC program offers access to trained Peer Success Coaches who support students and help develop good study habits, test-taking skills, and other valuable skills for navigating college life. Students have the option to apply for a semester-long PSC or meet one-on-one with a PSC on an as-needed basis. The PSC program is a free resource for students. More about Peer Success Coaching.

Academic Consultation

ASC staff members are available to provide professional academic support through individual discussions about study strategies, time-management, test anxiesty, and more. Staff members hold weekly drop-in office hours or are available by appointment. More about academic consultations.

Academic Workshops

Each semester, the ASC provides a variety of workshops to help with the process of learning and cover topics such as time-management, procrastination, effective studying, and more. Students may even request workshops that cover an academic success topic. Workshops are free and no registration is required. More about academic workshops.

Handouts: Exams

The ASC offers a wide variety of online resources for student self-support. Students can browse and download a long list of printable handouts on exam-related topics like test-taking skills and improving concentration. Study planning guides are also available. More about exam-related handouts.

Refer your student to these resources:

Peer Success Coaching

The PSC program offers access to trained Peer Success Coaches who support students and help develop good study habits, test-taking skills, and other valuable skills for navigating college life. Students have the option to apply for a semester-long PSC or meet one-on-one with a PSC on an as-needed basis. The PSC program is a free resource for students. More about Peer Success Coaching.

Academic Consultation

ASC staff members are available to provide professional academic support through individual discussions about study strategies, time-management, test anxiesty, and more. Staff members hold weekly drop-in office hours or are available by appointment. More about academic consultations.

Academic Workshops

Each semester, the ASC provides a variety of workshops to help with the process of learning and cover topics such as time-management, procrastination, effective studying, and more. Students may even request workshops that cover an academic success topic. Workshops are free and no registration is required. More about academic workshops.

GS Study Skills Courses

The ASC offers classes for credit taught by staff members. Studies have shown that students who take these learning skills classes earn higher grades across the board. In fact, 58% of students who take a GS course see a rise in their cumulative GPA every semester thereafter. More about GS courses.

Handouts

The ASC offers a wide variety of online resources for student self-support. Students can browse and download a long list of printable handouts on topics from time-management and goal setting to problem solving and exam-taking. Students can browse handouts by topic or all together. More about printable handouts.

Academic Advisors

Your student’s academic advisor is a great resource! Encourage them to share any academic concerns with his/her advisor.

Registrar's Office

The Office of the Registrar is a great place to learn about Purdue's academic policies, requirements for good standing, the academic probation process, and more. Encourage your student to read through this information as well. Visit the Registrar's website.

Suggest your student try these options:

Peer Success Coaching

The PSC program offers access to trained Peer Success Coaches who support students and help develop good study habits, test-taking skills, and other valuable skills for navigating college life. Students have the option to apply for a semester-long PSC or meet one-on-one with a PSC on an as-needed basis. The PSC program is a free resource for students. More about Peer Success Coaching.

Academic Consultation

ASC staff members are available to provide professional academic support through individual discussions about study strategies, time-management, test anxiesty, and more. Staff members hold weekly drop-in office hours or are available by appointment. More about academic consultations.

Academic Workshops

Each semester, the ASC provides a variety of workshops to help with the process of learning and cover topics such as time-management, procrastination, effective studying, and more. Students may even request workshops that cover an academic success topic. Workshops are free and no registration is required. More about academic workshops.

Handouts: Time-management

The ASC offers a wide variety of online resources for student self-support. Students can browse and download a long list of printable handouts on developing time-management skills as well as printable calendars and planners. More about time-management-related handouts.

Let your student know that these support options are available:

Supplemental Instruction

SI provides additional support for difficult courses through weekly study sessions and indivdual help via walk-in hours. SI Leaders are peers who have taken and done well in the course and help to make tough material easier to understand and provide course-specific study tips. SI is a free resource to all students. More about Supplemental Instruction.

Peer Success Coaching

The PSC program offers access to trained Peer Success Coaches who support students and help develop good study habits, test-taking skills, and other valuable skills for navigating college life. Students have the option to apply for a semester-long PSC or meet one-on-one with a PSC on an as-needed basis. The PSC program is a free resource for students. More about Peer Success Coaching.

Academic Consultation

ASC staff members are available to provide professional academic support through individual discussions about study strategies, time-management, test anxiesty, and more. Staff members hold weekly drop-in office hours or are available by appointment. More about academic consultations.

Academic Workshops

Each semester, the ASC provides a variety of workshops to help with the process of learning and cover topics such as time-management, procrastination, effective studying, and more. Students may even request workshops that cover an academic success topic. Workshops are free and no registration is required. More about academic workshops.

Handouts

The ASC offers a wide variety of online resources for student self-support. Students can browse and download a long list of printable handouts on topics from time-management and goal setting to problem solving and exam-taking. Students can browse handouts by topic or all together. More about printable handouts.

Purdue Policies

Has your student reviewed the new academic standing policy (effective Fall 2015)? More about the policy change.

Spring 2015 Grades

Has your student checked their final grades for Spring 2015 (available 5/13/15)?

  • How did final exams go? Did your student prepare him/herself to take exams?
  • How might your student increase the effectiveness of their study habits?
  • Were there any grades that surprised them? Why?

Semester in Review

What went well for your student this semester?

  • What changes could they make for next semester?
  • What resources are available to assist with the academic challenges they faced?

Summer 2015

If your student is registered for summer courses, what course(s) are they most excited about? What challenges do they anticipate with their summer schedule?

Does your student need to contact their advisor to make changes to their Fall 2015 course schedule?


Facilitating Your Boilermaker’s Academic Success at College

Determine the ways in which your student is promoting academic success and in which areas they could improve.

  • Are they spending an ample amount of time studying and preparing for each class?
  • Are they getting enough sleep?
  • Are they finding it difficult to manage their time effectively?
  • In what activities do they participate to relax?
  • How can they modify their habits to maximize efficiency?

Ask your student about their expectations regarding effort applied to coursework.

  • How has the classroom experience matched their expectations?
  • Were their original expectations realistic?
  • How have their expectations changed since before coming to Purdue?

Talk about the results of your student’s effort.

  • Has their effort resulted in the expected results? Why or why not?

What challenges does your student foresee in their classes?

  • Are there going to be any short deadlines?
  • Will they have overlapping projects between classes?
  • Are there going to be any exam-heavy/study-heavy weeks?
  • Will they cover material that seems especially difficult?

What challenges can your student see in their semester schedule?

  • Do they have any difficult courses?
  • Are there any time conflicts between classes, commitments, exams, responsibilities, etc.?

How will your student’s living arrangements impact their academic success?

  • How does your student prefer their study environment? Alone and quiet? Group-style and engaging?
  • Do they prefer to study at home or on campus?
  • How do they plan to cope with potential distractions?
  • How will they manage differences in opinion with roommates?

Is your student aware of available resources to overcome possible challenges?

Ask you student how they see your role moving forward.

  • What support does your student need?
  • How can you as a parent provide that support?
  • How does your student think you can provide the support they need?
  • Did your opinions match?

For more information and resources on supporting your Boilermaker and engaging in the university community, contact Purdue Parent & Family Programs.


CAMPUS RESOURCES

Service or Help Room Location Phone
Academic Success Center KRCH 4th Floor 765-494-9328
Biology Resource Center LILY B-401 765-494-4747
Chemistry Resource Room WTHR 117 A&B 765-494-5200
Math Help Room MATH 205 765-494-1991
Physics Help Room PHYS 139 765-496-1738
Span Plan (nontraditional students) SCHL 207 765-494-1257
Writing Lab HEAV 226 765-494-3723
Center for Career Opportunities (CCO)  YONG 132 765-494-3981              
Advocacy & Support Center, Office of the Dean of Students SCHL 207

765-494-1747

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