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Academic Resources

Partners in your success

Academic success means graduation. Washington State University has many programs and resources to help you reach your academic goals. From personalized academic advising to tutoring to learning assistance workshops, you have all the resources necessary to be successful while at WSU.

These departments work closely together to offer support to you as you hone your research and writing abilities and establish your academic and career goals—key components of a WSU education. From your freshman to your senior year, take advantage of all or some of these learning enrichment courses and services.


academic classes


Writing tutorial

Engl 102, 107, and 299 are one-credit courses designed to help you improve your writing ability. Each course is a group tutorial that provides focused instruction when taken concurrently with freshman writing courses.

Advanced writing tutorial

UColl 302 can be taken concurrently with a writing in the major (M) course or upper-division writing intensive course in your major. This tutorial is open to multi-lingual and native speakers of English.

First-year Success Seminar

This two-credit course (UNIV 104) is a class primarily for first-year students. You learn specific skills that apply in all of your classes and how to be academically successful at college.

Accessing information for research

Once you’ve reached sophomore standing or above, you can enroll in UNIV 300, a one-credit course to help you conduct academic research. Transfer students are also encouraged to enroll.

Academic Support Services

Academic Success and Career Center

This center serves students seeking information about academics and career planning. It hosts the Career Expo twice yearly. ASCC:

  • has drop-in hours
  • schedules appointments to meet with you
  • teaches courses on majors and careers, college success, and leadership

Services offered:

  • academic coaching
  • career advising and counseling
  • mock interviews
  • resume workshops

Access Center

The Access Center provides accommodations and services to students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit access to the educational environment. Examples include:

  • testing accommodations
  • alternative print media
  • time management
  • organizational skill development

Multicultural Student Services

This office provides culturally relevant services that promote successful transition, persistence, achievement, and graduation.  Services include:

  • mentoring
  • leadership development
  • student advocacy
  • cultural programming
  • student organizations involvement opportunities