I Need Academic Help

The Learning Commons offers peer tutoring, writing assistance, international studies, financial aid assistance, and immediate access to subject-specific librarians and more.

The Learning Resource Center provides tutoring, workshops on learning skills, supplemental instruction, assistance with research and taking notes, and other academic skills.

Academic Liaisons can connect you with library resources tailored to your degree program. The Digital Scholarship Center can assist with digital projects and accessing image databases.

Your school/college’s Academic Advising office can connect you with help in choosing a major, transitioning between majors, developing an academic plan, and staying on track to graduation. If you’re a first year student, your residence hall Peer Mentors can share studying strategies and give you advice on finding the right academic resources.

Your instructors want to see you succeed. Don’t be afraid to sign up for faculty office hours if you need help with class material. If you’re feeling shy, try bringing a list of your questions to your meeting. Check to see if your academic department has specialized tutoring.

Struggling with writing? The Writing Center helps undergrad graduate & postdoc, staff, and faculty writers on any academic genre at any point in the writing process. Consultations can be in person or online. Writers often bring just an idea or an assignment and work with a tutor on how to begin.

Free and discounted software, data recovery/destruction, malware removal, and other technology services and support are available through UMass Information Technology.

The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) offers specific technology training and support on specialized software.