Academic Support

The mission of CSP is to continuously provide academic guidance for, and retain undergraduate students from diverse populations. The Program offers academic advising, smaller-sized classes, tutoring and study groups, and financial aid counseling. These resources are limited to CSP students; however, students can apply to become a CSP affiliate to gain access to these resources.

The Language Resource Center is a unit of LSA that supports faculty, staff and students involved in the study of languages, literature and culture at the U-M. The LRC is located on the first floor of North Quad, where students can access the media library and other diverse resources. There is also space for group and independent study, computer workstations and computer classrooms.

ONSP supports the continuous process of integrating and supporting students into the academic, cultural and social aspects of the University of Michigan. We sponsor a variety of programs to help new students engage in the U-M community.

The SLC offers free study groups and tutoring. They also hire around 300 undergrads each semester, with a special focus on underrepresented identity groups including first-generation students. Typical jobs include front desk monitor, computer assistant, peer study group facilitator and peer tutor. There are drop-in peer tutoring hours and appointment-based small-group tutoring for CSP students enrolled in biology, chemistry and physics courses.

Studyblue is a peer-driven “crowdsourcing” website that allows students to search for resources specific to U-M classes. It also offers study guides made by students and flashcards for various subjects.

Wolfram Alpha provides help with mathematical calculations and concepts, statistical and data analysis, hard sciences and more.

Sweetland offers comprehensive writing support through a variety of free programs, including in-person and web-based writing support, writing guides, support for international students and peer tutoring programs. There are satellite locations across campus, with walk-in availability as well as scheduled appointments.

UROP creates research partnerships between undergraduate students and University of Michigan researchers. The research ranges through multiple disciplines depending on the projects available (social science, humanities, biomedical, etc). The program is dedicated to providing advising support that helps in developing academic skills and research skills. The peer advisor component assists students with resume building, talking with faculty members and familiarizing students with resources across campus.


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