Meet the programs that make up the Office of Academic Support.

Academic Coaching, Plainsmen’s Prep, Study Partners, Study Smart, and Supplemental Instruction are here to help the students of Auburn University.

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Academic Coaching at Auburn University is a personalized partnership designed to support each student in meeting their academic goals. You and your coach work together to identify your academic habits, interests, skills, concerns and intentions. Through this interactive process you will develop realistic and workable plans to achieve your vision of success in college.

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In collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Office of Academic Support offers Plainsmen’s Prep: A Bridge to Calculus. This exclusive opportunity provides incoming first-year students the chance to review pre-calculus topics needed to be successful in their courses at Auburn University. In addition, Plainsmen’s Prep: A Bridge to Calculus acclimates you to the rigors of the Auburn University environment. You will interact with Auburn faculty, staff, and current undergraduate students to aid in your transition, give you a head start on your success at Auburn, and build a learning community with fellow first-year students.

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Study Partners offers free peer tutoring to undergraduate students at Auburn University.  Our goal is to promote academic excellence through peer-to-peer assistance by helping students develop the study skills necessary to succeed in their core courses and encourage them to grow as confident, self-directed learners.

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Study Smart is a non-credit, 10-week program for suspended students that aims to provide strategies to enculturate into the collegiate environment. It also helps students learn what they must do in order to be academically successful. The course guides students through an exploration of their responsibilities, motivation, self-awareness, and tools to maintain success. By using activities, didactic discussions, group work, writing exercises, and a variety of projects linking students to Auburn University, Study Smart seeks to reconnect students to the collegiate climate more prepared and skilled to meet their personal goals.

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Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic program designed to help students succeed in historically difficult courses at Auburn University. The program provides relaxed, peer-assisted study sessions led by students who have successfully completed the course in a previous semester and want to help other students excel. SI is a non-remedial approach that provides regularly scheduled sessions outside of class during which students work collaboratively to improve retention, discuss complex topics, and prepare for tests.

Last modified: April 9, 2018