The team in Student Academic Success Programs provides comprehensive support through credit-bearing courses and individual advising meetings. Services are available to all students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Conservatory of Music.

group photo of Student Academic Programs staff
Student Academic Programs staff includes (clockwise from top) Chris Donaldson, Monique Burgdorf, Brook Escobedo, Donna Allen, and Anna Brandt. Photo credit: Bryan Rubin ’19

Academic services coordinated by Student Academic Success Programs include workshops, credit-bearing courses, tutoring, and individual advising sessions as well as the long-term loaner laptop program.

Workshop topics may include, but are not limited, to:

  • Developing Active Reading Strategies
  • How to Succeed in the Sciences
  • Navigating Imposter Phenomenon
  • Home: Neither Here Nor There (for first-generation college students)

We offer credit-bearing courses on a range of topics, including:

  • Learning strategies
  • Reading strategies
  • Mindfulness 
  • Peer-helping skills
  • Leadership development
  • Career exploration
  • Wellness strategies

Detailed course descriptions are in the “Learning Enhancement Across the Disciplines” section of the course catalog .

Tutoring is available in nearly all subjects at no cost to students.

Long-Term Loaner Laptop Program

What happens if my computer breaks during the semester?

Since 2018, staff at Student Academic Success Programs (SASP) in the Center for Student Success have collaborated with staff at the Mary Church Terrell Main Library to provide our students with access to a long-term loaner laptop that can be checked out for a full semester. SASP staff would also like to provide you with support to work through repair/replacement budgeting questions you may have.

Please fill out this google form if you are in need of a long-term loaner laptop.