College is hard. That’s a known fact amongst all college students in one way or another. Whether you’re a freshman who’s transitioning from high school education to an even higher level education, or just a senior struggling to get to graduation, sometimes the path can get a little bumpy. Fortunately, at CU Boulder, there are tons of resources that are free for students. Here are the 5 best resource centers to visit on Boulder’s campus for academic help.

1. The Student Academic Success Center

Any questions you could possibly have about your college path can be answered quickly and easily at the SASC. They offer a multitude of programs, tutoring sessions, workshops, and even classes that cover a wide range of topics. Student employment is seen as an integral part of this community, so it’s very likely that you’ll be getting help from people around your age that were in the same situation you’re in. It’s free for all students, so take advantage of what the SASC can give you.


2. The Center for Student Involvement

Looking to organize something huge with your fellow buffs? The CSI’s got you covered. Any and all paper, printing, and craft supplies you could need for any student-run organization can be found here, and there are friendly employees ready to answer any questions you have. CU Boulder is a huge advocate for student organizations, which means these resources are available to any student from any major. Visit their website to learn more about how you can get involved on campus, and where to start.


3. The Undergraduate Mathematics Resource Center

If you’re struggling with your math homework, you aren’t alone. Visit the Undergraduate Math Resource Center on the first floor of the Math building, and there you’ll find a help lab with tutors assigned to different math classes. This means there will be people there that are familiar with the material specific to your course, which will help them give you the most help possible. There’s also a study area designated specifically for students in upper division math classes so they have a quiet place to work on their assignments and seek help if needed.


4. The Writing Center

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. There are professionally trained writing consultants stationed at the writing center to help students of all levels and majors with their writing skills. Whether you have a problem with a citation and want to avoid unintentional plagiarism (don’t we all), or you just want some help on formatting that pesky essay, there are people here to help you. The writing center takes place in the Norlin Commons area all week from 9 am to 6 pm – but it’s only open until 3 pm on Fridays, so don’t procrastinate.


5.  The Academic Success and Achievement Program

Otherwise known as ASAP, this program provides tutoring that’s already been included in your room and board fee, which means it’s completely free for on-campus residents. Unlike the other programs that may have specialized in a certain area of academics, ASAP is a one-on-one tutoring program with tutors that can help with a variety of subjects. If you’re somebody that thrives under small group sessions or alone time with a teacher, this tutoring service will be perfect for helping you with any academic trouble.


CU Boulder‘s academic scene can sometimes be hard to keep up with. No matter how many credit hours you may be taking, each class can require a huge amount of time and dedication to its course material. It’s easy to see why so many students pull all-nighters and struggle through their class work. However, that doesn’t have to be you. Visit any of these resource centers to find out how you can get your grades for the semester right where you want them.


Madi Sinsel

Hello OneClass! My name is Madi and I'm a freshman at CU Boulder (sko buffs). I'm exploring various majors in the art field right now, and I'm specifically interested in graphic design and journalism. My hobbies include making lots of art, watching Netflix in copious amounts, and saying hi to every dog I see.

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