Additional Academic Resources Available for KU Students

Below you will find a variety of offices and resources designed to support and enhance your academic success at the University of Kansas:

Description:  The ALC offers peer-led small group tutoring and drop-in tutoring.  Our small groups have a maximum of five students in each group and meet twice weekly for 1.5 hours each meeting.  The groups are course-specific, meet on-campus, and are led by a peer tutor.  Drop-in tutoring is available in Daisy Hill Commons for students who live in a KU residence hall.  Tutors are available to tutor specific Math, Biology, and Chemistry classes. 

Eligibility:  All students are eligible to participate in tutor groups.  Drop-in tutoring is available to students living in KU residence halls. 

Cost:  Small group tutoring is $75 per course.  Fee waivers are available for students who qualify.  Drop-in tutoring is free.

Description:  Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides interactive study sessions and office hours for students to review course material outside of the classroom. Students learn—from the SI Leader—effective ways to study by preparing for exams, comparing notes, and reviewing course material.  The SI Leader is a student who has recently taken and successfully completed the class and now attends the lectures with the students in order to plan engaging sessions that complement classroom instruction.

Visit the Classes with SI webpage to see the current list of classes with Supplemental Instruction (SI).

Eligibility:  Any student enrolled in a class where SI is provided.

Cost:  Free

Description:  TRIO provides comprehensive, personalized support services for eligible students, helping them achieve academic success and graduate with a bachelor’s degree. TRIO also supports students as they prepare for graduate school and for success in a global environment.

Students may receive individual peer tutoring in up to two classes per semester.  Tutoring sessions are held regularly, usually twice a week per class for 50-minute sessions.  Students can also receive math tutoring on a drop-in basis from graduate or high achieving undergraduate students.

Eligibility:  Students must be registered with TRIO.

Cost:  Free

Description:  The Hawk Link program provides support for new Jayhawks as they navigate through their first two years at the University of Kansas.  The program is intentionally crafted to support students of color, queer students, and undocumented students.

Eligibility:  Participants can receive tutoring in a limited number of classes.

Cost:  Free

Description:  Peer-Led Undergraduate Supplement discussions are coupled with interactive exercises that reinforce lecture material in a small group setting. These sessions are specifically designed to bridge gaps between teaching and learning. 

Eligibility:  All students enrolled in a class where PLUS is provided.  

Cost:  Free

Description:  The McNair Scholars Program assists low-income, first-generation, and/or underrepresented minority students in preparing for doctoral study.  Students who participate in this program are provided with paid research opportunities, faculty mentors, a GRE preparation course, and tutoring.

Eligibility:  Low-income, first-generation, and/or underrepresented minority students.

Cost:  Free

Description:  Trained peer consultants are available to help at any point in the writing process, from brainstorming to drafting to revision.  A wide variety of appointments and services are offered to suit student needs:  Undergraduate and Graduate face-to-face appointments, eTutoring appointments, online video appointments, as well as drop-in consultations.  The consultants are educators, not editors, who are available to help with any genre of writing, whether it is for a class or not.

Eligibility:  All students may schedule an appointment with the KU Writing Center. 

Cost:  Free

Description:  The Kansas Algebra Program (KAP) coordinates Math 002 (Intermediate Algebra) and Math 101 (College Algebra) at the University of Kansas.  The KAP Help Room provides free drop-in homework help, tutor-led study groups, and exam review sessions at the end of each class unit.  The KAP Help Room is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, and Friday, 8:00 AM-5:30 PM.

Eligibility:  All KU students

Cost:  Free

Description:  The math department offers math help rooms for a variety of math courses. 

Eligibility:  All KU students

Cost:  Free


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