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Academic Advising Center

The mission of the Academic Advising Center is to provide excellence in advising while building relationships with students and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. To that end, we are committed to creating a supportive and student friendly atmosphere; to encouraging students to set academic and career goals; to empowering students to reach their goals; and to 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.

Academic Support Programs

The mission of the Office of Academic Support is to provide support programs for students that will improve individual performance and academic achievement through a variety of peer tutoring programs as well as communities of learners who are grouped together by major of interests. These programs exist primarily to provide academic support and social integration to undergraduate students in core curriculum courses.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are voluntary, regularly scheduled study groups that support some of UT Tyler's more difficult courses. Courses are identified in the course schedule each semester and 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, 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 as well as course completion success. For more information about Supplemental Instruction please contact us as 903.565.5567.

Student Learning Communities (SLC)

Student Learning Communities (SLCs) are available in the fall semester for first-time freshman and are composed of small groups of students with a common major or interest who take classes 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. Freshman 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.