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Where to find academic help before finals | CU Boulder Today

With finals coming up soon, this is a great time to learn where to seek additional help if you need it. Here is a list of free places you can go to find academic help.

stressed out student bites pencil while looking at laptop computerAcademic Success and Achievement Program

The Academic Success and Achievement Program (ASAP) offers free peer-tutoring support to first-year students and any students living on campus including first-year Commuting Buffs, new transfer students and Bear Creek residents. Attend a one-on-one tutoring or small group session or learn about study tips to review your class material.

ASAP has in-person and virtual tutoring sessions. You can sign up for sessions by downloading the Penji app.

The Writing Center

Do you sometimes suffer from writer’s block? Do you know how to cite your sources? No matter your academic field or writing level, the Writing Center can help you:

  • Discover effective writing techniques.
  • Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination.
  • Strengthen revision and self-editing skills.
  • Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Use the Writing Center at any point in your writing process, from figuring out how to start through your final draft. Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, or attend a drop-in session at a Writers’ Lounge on campus to get feedback on your work.

University Libraries

University Libraries at CU Boulder offer a massive collection of academic resources. University Libraries services include:

Stay up to date on University Libraries services, as well as their official open hours during finals week.

Mathematics Academic Resource Center

The Mathematics Academic Resource Center (MARC) is a free service provided by the Department of Mathematics. MARC tutors are able to assist in all lower-division mathematics courses, as well as many upper-division courses.

Tutoring sessions will take place in person and virtually. Review the tutoring schedule to find a tutor and get the help you need.

Tutoring resources

No matter what you’re studying, you can find additional tutoring resources at CU Boulder to help prepare for finals. Some services are specific to certain classes, departments or groups of students and some may require a fee.

Faculty office hours

Faculty members make time during the week to be available for students outside of the classroom. Office hours allow you to meet one-on-one with your professor to ask questions or express concerns. Review your syllabus to find information about your professor’s office hours, or check with your instructors about virtual meeting options. 

Learn more about making the most of faculty office hours.

Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is a multicultural academic learning community, serving low-income and first-generation college students. SASC offers:

  • Academic skills development
  • Math and writing courses
  • Supplementary instruction
  • Graduate research opportunities

Peer-to-peer academic tutors through the Learning Mentors Program are available to students participating in SASC learning communities. 

Find more resources, tips and events to help you take a break and de-stress at colorado.edu/finals.