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Academic Support

Student Academic Support

Undergraduate student success at UC San Diego is defined as maintaining or exceeding good academic standing; making steady progress toward degree completion; actively engaging in research, co-curricular opportunities and the campus and local community; and utilizing resources to intentionally develop the competencies to lead in a global society. The Teaching + Learning Commons addresses the first two components of this definition through our student academic support services. 

With the Teaching + Learning Commons, students can get support for challenging courses, subjects, and projects. Whether in a group setting or through one-on-one assistance, these support services and resources will help students develop effective learning and problem-solving strategies to be successful at UC San Diego and beyond.

Content Tutoring

One-on-one and small-group drop-in tutoring in STEM fields offered at the Teaching + Learning Commons in Geisel Library.

Tutor Services

Learning Strategies

Learning strategies workshops and one-to-one consultations can help students learn better and get the most out of studying.

Learning Strategies Info

Supplemental Instruction

Peer-assisted group study sessions improve student success in traditionally difficult academic courses. Students who attend regularly earn, on average, a half-letter grade higher than they would on their own.

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Writing Support

The Writing + Critical Expression Hub supports all writers on campus—every writer, any project—and promotes writing as a tool for learning.

Writing Hub

Academic Resources

Did you know UC San Diego has a Digital Media Lab, online courses, class lecture podcasts, a 24/7 ask-a-librarian chat service, subject-specialist librarians that help students with research? Learn about these and other helpful academic resources.

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Summer Success Programs

Incoming Freshmen Students

Summer Session is committed to helping new UC San Diego students achieve academic excellence in their undergraduate education.

Freshman Summer Programs

Incoming Transfer Students

UC San Diego offers several Summer Success Programs to assist incoming transfer students in making the transition to UC San Diego's intensive quarter system.

Summer Programs for Transfer Students

Continuing Students

Triton Sophomore Scholars is a summer program designed to support rising sophomores achieve success as they pursue their four-year plan to degree at UC San Diego.

Sophomore Scholars Summer Program