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  • Make sure you’re on the right track for your degree and discuss career and personal interests in your field.

    Find your advising center.

  • Brilliant Bobcats: College Success Workshop Series is focused on teaching students various strategies and skills for college success. The College Success Workshop Series is a collaboration between the division of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.

    Past presentations have included:

    • Breaking Bad Study Habits
    • Close Your Eyes and Count to Zen: Managing Stress in College
    • Driven to Succeed: Increasing Motivation
    • The Finals Countdown
    • Go For Your Goals
    • Making the Grade: Test-taking Strategies
    • Money Matters: Financial Fitness Strategies
    • Putting off Procrastination
    • Say What?!? Tips to Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety
    • Smart Start: Organizing Your Semester
    • Spending Plans
    • Surviving the In-class Essay
    • Take Note: Effective Note-taking
    • Up for the Challenge: Student Stories of Success
    • U-Turn
    • Where Does the Time Go: Time Management Strategies

    Learn more about the schedule of events on the Brilliant Bobcats homepage.

  • Undergraduate students from the H-LSAMP Scholars Program provide free walk-in tutoring covering basic and advanced courses in STEM: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, and physics.

    See the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) Tutoring Schedule

  • Texas State University Math CATS, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, provides free drop-in math tutoring in a personalized atmosphere.  Their goal is to provide students with academic support in a comfortable learning environment. Students can go in to receive individualized help, to form study groups and to build friendships. In addition to the tutoring service, they have computers available for individual mathematics work, general research and school use.

    The computers are connected to our university network and are accessible to all students, faculty and staff. The available software applications include but are not limited to: Microsoft Office, Firefox, Mathematica, Fathom, SPSS, MatLab, R/R Studio, Geometer's Sketchpad, and LaTeX.

    For more information, consult the Math Cats webpage. 


  • The Student Learning Assistance Center, better known around campus as SLAC, is a multi-faceted academic support program for all Texas State students. They provide tutoring services (individual, group, online), Supplemental Instruction (collaborative group study for specific courses), learning and study skills workshops, and learning specialist consultations free of charge.

    SLAC provides tutoring in the following subjects: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, CIS, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Geography, History, Math, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Select Modern Languages, and Statistics.

    Learn more about SLAC and their tutoring schedule by visiting their webpage.

  • SSS is FREE and assists eligible first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Student Support Services wants to provide you with what you need to reach your academic goals:

    • one-on-one tutoring and a personal college success coach
    • group study
    • peer mentoring
    • skill-building seminars and workshops
    • career trips
    • networking opportunities
    • calculator loan program
    • financial aid information
    • membership in the SSS Association... and more!

    Learn more about SSS and check to see if you are eligible to participate by visiting their website. 

  • Interested in pursuing a graduate degree? Wondering how graduate school is different from undergrad? Attend one of the graduate information sessions, hosted by The Graduate College, to learn more about graduate studies, the application process and timeline for applying to graduate school!


    Learn more about the schedule of events on the Graduate Information Events webpage.



  • The Writing Center provides 1:1 writing tutoring focusing on organization, clarity, style and grammar.

    To view their tutoring and academic workshop schedules, consult the Writing Center's website.

  • The Veteran Academic Success Center is a collaborative effort between the university and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer military-connected students* resources and a peer support program (Guides & Tutors) that provide transitional assistance, information about VA education benefits, social support, and academic services to support academic success.

    To see the full breadth of their resources, view the Veteran Academic Success Center's website.

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