Academic Support Office of the Provost

About Study Smart

About the Program:

Study Smart aims to provide tools and strategies that foster academic success at Auburn University. Students will meet once or twice per week, over a 10-week (7-week for summer) period, for 90-minute online class sessions. Using the On course: Study skills plus edition (3rd edition) as a guide, Study Smart covers a variety of topics related to academic and personal achievement such as:

  • Getting On Course to Your Success
  • Accepting Personal Responsibility
  • Discovering Self-Motivation
  • Mastering Self-Management
  • Employing Interdependence
  • Gaining Self-Awareness
  • Adopting Lifelong Learning
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Staying On Course to Your Success

Cost: Students must pay $150.00 for registration fees. Instructions for paying this fee will be given during the registration appointment. Additional materials are also required for the course such as the textbook and an organization system (binder, notebook, folder) to keep up with class session notes and course documents. Instructions for purchasing these materials will be sent out to students once their registration has been processed.

Grading: Study Smart is a non-credit, Pass/Fail course. Students must earn 80% of the total points available to pass. All course assignments must be completed for a student to be eligible to receive a passing grade. Additionally, students may not miss more than two of the scheduled class sessions.

Student Eligibility:

Study Smart is designed for students on suspension at Auburn University. Enrolled students and students who have previously taken Study Smart are not eligible.

Students must complete a one-on-one virtual appointment with the instructor and pay the one-time program fee during the published registration dates in order to join Study Smart. Appointment requests and/or fee submissions after the registration dates will not be accepted.

Students who have been suspended for the second time at the end of the Spring semester must wait until the Fall semester to participate in the program.

Student Experiences:

“The class structure and reading material offered many genuinely useful study skills and proactive uses for creating good habits outside of just academic aspects.”

“I have gained more confidence in myself and my ability to get back on the right track.”

“I think it taught me new skills such as self-awareness, self-discipline, and even new ways to communicate with others.”

“I think I didn’t expect to improve much but I actually put effort into projects and tried to open up and it made me see things differently.”

Meet Your Instructor:

Headshot of Allison Stadler

Allison Stadler, M.Ed.


Coordinator, Course Support