Drew University offers lots of support for students who are struggling academically. College may be very different academically from your high school. You often have just as much, or more, work, but almost all your time is unstructured. Learning to manage your time is critical. For some, there is a dramatic difference in the type of academic thinking required.

Do not hesitate to get help. View tutoring and academic coaching like athletic coaching – as a valuable resource to help you learn and improve.

  • The Undergraduate Office of Academic Services would be a good place to start.
  • Talk to your peer mentor, they are there to help!
  • The Center for Academic Excellence has subject tutors, writing help, and special resources in science and mathematics.
  • It might be helpful to get a consultation through the Academic Coaching program.
  • Don’t hesitate to visit your professor during office hours. The opportunity to interact intellectually with faculty is one of the principle benefits of attending a school like Drew. Most professors view the intellectual growth of their students as something they gain great satisfaction from.
  • Students with documented disabilities can schedule a confidential meeting with the Office of Accessibility Resources  to discuss their disability,  the ways in which it impacts their academic performance/social interaction and  their previous  assistance.  There is no obligation to continue working with this office, should the decision be made to access assistance from other Academic Services.
  • Life at college can be complicated. Sometimes you just need the right apps to keep you organized. Use technology as an academic support, not just a distraction.

Many people find that any kind of stress can negatively impact their studies. Counseling, psychotherapy, or medication may help, but you should also use as much academic support as you need. That little bit of extra help can keep you on track and make the semester more successful.