Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is the Academic Success Center?

The Academic Success Center offers academic assistance to students. In addition to tutoring and supplemental instruction, students can also receive study skills counseling from one of our Learning Specialists.

2. What services do you offer?

We offer these main services: tutoring, supplemental instruction, study skills counseling, and customized workshops. We have a learning video library where you can reserve a room to view self-help learning videos. Customized workshops include managing your time, salvaging the semester, handling test anxiety and a host of other workshops.

We also coordinate the Comerica Scholars Learning Community which serves Detroit Compact and Wade McCree Scholarship recipients.


3. Can you help me prepare for tests?


Yes. If you would like to work on test taking strategies or test anxiety, please submit a Request for Study Skills Counseling form.  A staff member will contact you within three business days. Otherwise, consult our workshop calendar for test related topics.

4. What type of workshops do you offer?

Popular workshop topics include Textbook Reading, Making the Most of Your Lecture, Research Papers, Success in the Sciences, Test Taking Skills/Anxiety Reduction, Concentration, Memory Improvement, and Stress Management. Our workshop calendar changes each semester, so please check our workshop schedule frequently.

5. What is Study Skills Counseling?

Students work on improving up to three study skill areas with a learning specialist. Through Study Skills Counseling, you will learn how you learn best and receive tips aimed at improving other acadamic areas that you identify. To request services, please complete and submit our request form.

6. Which classes do you tutor?

The classes supported in any given semester are subject to change. Please refer to our appointment tutoring schedule for current information.
7. Do I have to meet with the same Tutor each week?

No, you do not have to meet with the same Tutor. Consult the appointment tutoring schedule for available Tutors and courses supported.

8. What about SI sessions? What are they?

SI sessions are informal group study sessions focused on helping students learn to be successful in select courses at no cost. Students engage in discussions about relevant subject matter. Students may attend SI sessions and participate on a voluntary basis.

9. How much are these services?

All ASC services are free to Wayne State University students.