The Academic Success Center’s (ASC) is a hub of Student Success at Purdue’s academic enhancement initiatives. Through partnership with the Purdue community, the mission is to provide students at various stages of their academic journey with both credit and noncredit opportunities to enhance learning, increase retention, and improve overall student success.
The Academic Success Center, a component of Student Success at Purdue, uses research-based learning strategies to develop students’ transferable academic skills enabling them to be lifelong learners.
SI offers free, weekly study sessions for some of the toughest courses on campus. SI Leaders are students who have taken and done well in the selected courses. Leaders help make difficult material easier to understand and provided additional support.
Consultation & Coaching
Students have the ability to drop by the 4th floor of Krach for help from a professional staff member to talk about learning strategies, test anxiety, and more. As another support option, the PSC program provides students with walk-in hours and/or semester-long options to talk with a trained Peer Success Coach.
The ASC provides resources for students to use on their own. Students can download dozens of printable handouts, view video clips, browse suggested smartphone apps, and even calculate GPA scenarios.
The BoilerGuide gives students the lowdown on many campus resources like SI sessions, success workshops, help rooms, and more. Students can download the app on the App Store or Google Play, or they can use the web app online.
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.
GS Study Strategy 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.
The ASC provides a searchable database of nearly every tutoring resource available campus-wide. This centralized source allows students to search for help rooms and tutoring programs, as well as course-specific resources. Many support options are free to students.