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Academic Support at Saint Louis University
SLU's Student Success Center provides assistance in the pursuit of academic success. From peer-tutoring and writing consultations to disability services, the department offers a wide variety of services and resources to support all SLU students.
In recognition that people learn in a variety of ways and that learning is influenced by multiple factors (e.g., prior experience, study skills, learning disability), resources to support student success are available on campus. The Student Success Center, a one-stop shop, which assists students with academic and career related services, is located in the Busch Student Center (Suite, 331) and the School of Nursing (Suite, 114).
Students who think they might benefit from these resources can find out more about:
- Course-level support (e.g., faculty member, departmental resources, etc.) by asking your course instructor.
- University-level support (e.g., tutoring services, university writing services, disability services, academic coaching, career services, and/or facets of curriculum planning) by visiting the Student Success Center.
Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction Services provides students with one-to-one tutoring in mathematics, history, biology, psychology, philosophy and other disciplines. Upperclass and graduate students are trained as peer tutors and work by appointment with students. Tutoring also is available to all undergraduate students in the Busch Marketplace and Griesedieck Hall.
We encourage you to take advantage of university writing services in the Student Success Center; getting feedback benefits writers at all skill levels. Trained writing consultants can help with writing projects, multimedia projects, and oral presentations. University Writing Services offers one-on-one consultations that address everything from brainstorming and developing ideas to crafting strong sentences and documenting sources. For more information, call 314-977-3484 or visit the Writing Center's page.
Online Writing Consultations are also available to SPS students, allowing you to submit your paper and receive feedback completely online.
Our faculty have also put together a special website with student resources for writing & research.
Online Study Skills Workshops & Resources
Developing effective study skills is a life-long process. You will find that you must adapt your study skills based upon the courses you are taking. As a starting point, look over the videos, workshops, polls, and quizzes available on the Online Study Skills Workshops & Resources page.
Students with a documented disability who wish to request academic accommodations are encouraged to contact Disability Services to discuss accommodation requests and eligibility requirements. Please contact Disability Services, located within the Student Success Center, at Disability_services@slu.edu or 314.977.3484 to schedule an appointment. Confidentiality will be observed in all inquiries. Once approved, information about academic accommodations will be shared with course instructors via email from Disability Services and viewed within Banner via the instructor's course roster. Visit SLU's Disability Services for more information.
SESC also provides convenient opportunities for students to take essential standardized qualifying examinations. Saint Louis University is a national test center for the following computer-based tests: GRE, TOEFL, CLEP and MAT. The Testing Center also provides opportunities to take a number of standardized tests in conventional paper format, including the GED, CBASE, SAT, ACT, PRAXIS, MCAT and LSAT. For more information, please call (314) 977-2963.