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Published on 10/06/2023 10:30 AM

By Sydnie Harrell ’24, Texas A&M University Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Academic Success Center and Office for Student Success are two resources at Texas A&M University dedicated to student success. Navigating the differences between these offices may be confusing, especially for new students. Knowing a few key things about how each office serves students can ease your academic journey and help you find the support you’re looking for.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center, also known as the ASC, is located on the ninth and 10th floors of Rudder Tower. ASC resources can help you thrive in your academics.
  • StudyHub StudyHub is an online, searchable database of ASC resources. The database—which is regularly updated—is a one-stop shop for finding on-campus tutoring, academic coaching, help sessions and more. Click here to search for academic support resources.
  • Tutoring – The ASC offers individual, small group and drop-in tutoring for select classes each semester at no cost to you. Tutoring sessions are held on the first floor of Evans Library, in the Zachry Engineering Education Complex and online. Click here for a list of courses available for fall 2023 tutoring and a tutorial on making appointments through Navigate.
  • Academic Coaching – Academic coaches are full-time professionals who will meet with you to help improve your academic performance. Through an individual appointment, academic coaches can help you develop learning strategies, study habits, time-management skills, organizational skills and more. Learn more about making an appointment with an academic coach here.
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) – SI sessions are peer-led, collaborative learning environments supported by the ASC and the Association of Former Students. These sessions—designed to be a semester-long supplement to your classes—can help you figure out what to learn and how to learn it. You can find fall 2023 SI sessions here.
  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) – The TSI is a state-mandated program designed to support incoming students’ reading, writing and math skills so they can succeed in college-level courses. You can learn more about the initiative and find out if you are exempt from the TSI Assessment here.

Office for Student Success

The Office for Student Success, also known as the OSS, is located in Hotard Hall. OSS resources and programming can help you achieve your goals as an Aggie.
  • Transfer Student Program (TSP) The TSP supports new and returning transfer students. The program facilitates the transition of transfer students to Texas A&M by offering academic and transitional programming, peer-to-peer mentoring, socio-academic activities and numerous opportunities for establishing connections within their new academic environment. Learn more about the TSP and its mentors here.
  • Routh First-Generation CenterThe Routh First-Generation Center is dedicated to advancing first-generation students’ success. The center—located on the first floor of Hotard Hall—has study spaces, a student lounge, a computer lab and more resources available for use. Find more information about the Routh First-Generation Center here.
  • Student Success Help Desk (SSHD) The SSHD is a resource for students who encounter barriers to staying on track for graduation. Advisors help explain general policies and procedures, talk through the situation and possible solutions with students, give students action items to work on and direct students to academic advisors or other appropriate campus resources. Find more information about the SSHD here.
  • First-Year Experience – The First-Year Experience team provides oversight for the university-wide Hullabaloo U program and collaborates with other university departments to provide a seamless first-year experience for new Aggies. Find more information about the First-Year Experience here.
  • NavigateNavigate is a student success management system that provides staff and students with tools to support student success while in progress to degree. Learn more about Navigate and the Navigate app here.

Follow the ASC and the OSS on social media to learn more about additional resources each office has to offer.