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Academic Success

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center works to provide excellence in advising while building relationships with students and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. To that end, the center is committed to creating a supportive and student friendly atmosphere; encouraging students to set academic and career goals; empowering students to reach their goals; and providing individual academic support through quality advisement and confidentiality, while maintaining and honoring the dignity and potential of each student.

For additional information contact the Academic Advising Center at 903.565.5718.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are voluntary, regularly scheduled study groups that support some of UT Tyler's more difficult courses. These courses are identified in the course schedule each semester.

Study sessions are led by faculty-identified students who have previously completed the courses successfully and are trained to facilitate sessions. Information on successful note taking, study strategies and test preparation along with course content are emphasized within the SI sessions.

UT Tyler students who have participated in SI sessions have consistently demonstrated improved grades and course completion success.

For more information about Supplemental Instruction please call 903.565.5567 or email

Student Learning Communities (SLC)

Student Learning Communities (SLCs) are available in the fall semester for first-time freshmen. SLCs are composed of small groups of students with a common major or interest, who take courses and a Freshman Year Experience class together. The supportive environment created in these learning communities brings students, faculty, staff and peer mentors together to promote academic and social success.

Freshmen may register for learning communities while registering for fall classes with Academic Advising.

For more information about Student Learning Communities please call 903.565.5676 or email

PASS Tutoring Center

The PASS (Patriot Academic Success Services) Tutoring Center is a free walk-in tutoring center, with an individual appointment option, for current UT Tyler students. Support for 28 courses is being offered in a variety of subjects. Those chosen for coverage are selected because of their historically high failure and withdrawal rates at UT Tyler.

The Free Tutoring Schedule can be accessed by following this link.

For more information please call 903-565-5964 or email

More Information

  • Who is my advisor?

    Visit the Academic Advising Center to find your advisor. Read more

  • Interested in becoming a Supplemental Instruction leader?

    The SI department begins accepting applications in November for spring SI leader positions and in March for fall SI leader positions. Read more

  • Why join a student learning community?

    Participants in the SLC programs increase academic success, develop close relationships with university faculty and staff and become involved in a small, learning environment. Read more