Academic Consultations

Student consultations with professional staff are available on an appointment or drop-in basis. Consultations cover academic skills and strategies related to time management, studying for exams, and reaching other academic goals. Consultations are not for course registration information, prospective and admitted student meetings, or CODO planning; please see your academic advisor to discuss those topics. This service is free to all Purdue University undergraduate students.

To schedule an appointment, please use the BoilerConnect system. For a same day drop-in consultation, visit the ASC in WILY C215. Additional questions about consultations can be directed to

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you arrive at the ASC, you will first check-in with a student assistant at the ASC desk. A staff member will come and meet you. Together, you and the academic consultant will discuss the strategies you currently utilize and your goals. The academic consultant will coach you through creating an action plan to help you reach your goals and be more successful. You'll receive information, referrals, and relevant handout(s). A follow-up consultation may be scheduled with the staff member or a Peer Success Coach.
To make an appointment, visit BoilerConnect and click on the blue "Get Advising" button. Select "Academic Success Center" as the location then choose "ASC - Academic Consultations" as the reason. Select a time that works for your schedule and include a brief overview of what you'd like to discuss during the consultation in the comments section.
To optimize the time in your academic consultation, be sure to bring any questions you may have about your academic success and any other items that may be relevant to setting up a plan for your success. This may include your syllabus for each class, a planner, calendar, or other planning system that you may be using, recent notes or study sheets you've made, or other materials from your courses.
The ASC is located in Wiley Residence Hall to the right of the hall main desk in the lobby area.
While scheduling an appointment is the best way to guarantee you can meet with an academic consultant, students can drop-in to the ASC during our regular business hours. If no one is available for an immediate drop-in consultation, our student assistants will help you schedule an appointment for the next available time that works for you. Students coming for an academic consultation as required for the ECE Academic Probation Initiative (API) process must schedule an appointment and cannot drop-in to fulfill the requirement.
The ASC does not offer tutoring; however we have an online database of all of the campus academic support resources. We can work with you to identify which resource(s) might work best for you and your needs. In consultations, we do use example concepts in your content area to illustrate a strategy. Some students find that utilizing both the ASC for process knowledge and academic support resources for content-specific knowledge is a great way to improve in your classes.
If you are wanting to meet with a peer leader, then the Peer Success Coaching program is a great resource. Similar to academic consultations, a Peer Success Coach (PSC) will help you create action plans and develop skills to support your academic success. A PSC can also help you work toward personal and social goals in addition to academic goals.
Not at this time. Our services and support focuses around undergraduate students.
Academic Success Center
Wiley Hall C215

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