One of the best attributes that UMBC students have is their willingness to seek out academic help.
It’s not just the students who are in danger of failing a course who take this initiative; students in our Scholars programs routinely look for assistance when they realize that they are not reaching their full academic potential.
Students can seek out academic assistance in a number of different ways:
- Asking questions about material during class
- Participating in online discussion boards and chats
- Joining formal (meaning, on a regularly scheduled basis) and informal study groups with other students
- Consulting their course syllabus and Blackboard site for resources that have been recommended by the course instructor
- Visiting Professors and Teaching Assistants (TAs) during their office hours
- Emailing Professors and TAs
- Utilizing the services of the following Departmental Tutorial Centers:
- Utilizing the services of the Learning Resources Center, including the Math Lab, the Writing Center, and the PASS_SI program
- Utilizing the services of Student Disability Services
- Visiting Academic Advisors during their office hours
Not sure where to find these resources on campus? Use CNMS Advising’s UMBC Campus Guide!