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Academic Support

Academic Support

Get support for challenging courses, subjects, and projects. Whether in a group setting, through one-on-one assistance, or independently, these resources will help you develop effective learning and problem-solving strategies.

Tutoring and Group Study

On-campus tutoring services are available at UC San Diego through several UC San Diego departments, including:

Teaching + Learning Commons

The Teaching + Learning Commons offers individual tutoring, small-group tutoring, and online tutoring by appointment as well as during drop-in hours. To learn more, visit 


OASIS offers individual tutoring, group study sessions, workshops and learning communities. To learn more, visit

Academic Departments 

Academic Departments Several departments on campus also have tutor programs available to students. Ask the department staff or your college advisor for more information.

Learning Strategies Workshops & Consultations

Learning Strategies Workshops & Consultations can help students learn better and get the most out of studying through research-based metacognitive learning techniques.

Online Resources

These How to Get the Most Out of Studying videos are based on what is currently known about how the human brain learns. They can help change how to prepare for learning, make your learning easier and more effective, and how to successfully recall new material. Topics include

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Peer-assisted study sessions to improve student success in traditionally difficult academic courses. Learn more about Supplemental Instruction

View the current Supplemental Instruction schedule.

Writing Support

Writing HubThe Writing + Critical Expression Hub supports all writers on campus—every writer, any project—and promotes writing as a tool for learning. Undergraduate and graduate students can make one-on-one appointments with writing mentors or visit our weekday drop-in hours in the Teaching + Learning Commons @ Geisel. We also offer writing workshops and dissertation writing retreats during the academic year. 

OASIS Language and Writing Program: offers individual tutoring and workshops to students for whom English is a second language in any class where writing is required, and to students taking beginning or advanced classes in Spanish, regardless of their first language.

Summer Success Programs

Summer Success Programs are offered to enhance and bolster UC San Diego students' success.

Academic Resources

Academic Integrity Office

Whether you are faculty or student, we all share the responsibility of upholding academic integrity. The Academic Integrity Office offers help to students and faculty who witnessed an academic integrity violation as well as assists students who need to respond to an accusation. So if you are involved in or witnessed cheating, contact UC San Diego's Academic Integrity Office for guidance.

Computing and Digital Media Resources

Digital Media Lab in Geisel Library provides a space for media creation and editing. Capabilities include 3D printing, video & sound editing, media-rich website creation, etc. 

Educational Technology Services (ETS) offers several services to UC San Diego students, which include: managing your email, Google apps, course podcasts, P2P file-sharing software resources for students, and locating campus virtual computing labs, and more.

Online Courses UC San Diego offers multiple opportunities for online learning through the Teaching + Learning Commons' Digital Learning Hub, using a variety of platforms and tools, including Coursera and edX

Podcasts of UCSD Lectures Podcasts can be a great study tool to learn lecture material. Listen to podcasts of your UC San Diego courses.

Library Services

In addition to being a great place to study, the UCSD Library has a wealth of academic resources for students! Here are just a few many helpful options available to students:

You can also find the Teaching + Learning Commons located on the lower level of Geisel Library.