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Academic Success

Reach Your Goals Through UT Tyler PASS

The University of Texas at Tyler's Office of Academic Support offers Patriot Academic Success Services (PASS) to help you thrive as a student.

PASS programs are designed to improve individual performance and academic achievement through peer tutoring programs and communities of learners grouped together by majors or interests.

The programs exist primarily to provide academic support and social integration to undergraduate students in core curriculum courses. PASS programs include:

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center works to provide excellence in advising while building relationships with students and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. To that end, the center is committed to creating a supportive and student friendly atmosphere; encouraging students to set academic and career goals; empowering students to reach their goals; and providing individual academic support through quality advisement and confidentiality, while maintaining and honoring the dignity and potential of each student.

For additional information contact the Academic Advising Center at 903.565.5718.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are voluntary, regularly scheduled study groups that support some of UT Tyler's more difficult courses. These courses are identified in the course schedule each semester.

Study sessions are led by faculty-identified students who have previously completed the courses successfully and are trained to facilitate sessions. Information on successful note taking, study strategies and test preparation along with course content are emphasized within the SI sessions.

UT Tyler students who have participated in SI sessions have consistently demonstrated improved grades and course completion success. For more information about Supplemental Instruction please contact us as 903.565.5567.

Student Learning Communities (SLC)

Student Learning Communities (SLCs) are available in the fall semester for first-time freshmen. SLCs are composed of small groups of students with a common major or interest, who take courses and a Freshman Year Experience class together. The supportive environment created in these learning communities brings students, faculty, staff and peer mentors together to promote academic and social success.

Freshmen may register for learning communities while registering for fall classes with Academic Advising.

For more information about Student Learning Communities please call 903.565.5676.

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More Information

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    Visit the Academic Advising Center to find your advisor. Read more

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    The SI department will begin accepting applications in November for Spring 2012 SI leader positions.Read more

  • Why join a student learning community?

    Participants in the SLC programs increase academic success, develop close relationships with university faculty and staff and become involved in a small, learning environment. Read more