FAQ

Student Success Center

We are a hub of academic resources for student support, including key spaces such as:

  • 360 Advising Studio
  • Fulbright & CoEHP Advising Studios
  • Writing Studio
  • SI Classrooms
  • Learning Commons, hosting Tutoring, Peer Academic Coaching, and Mentoring
  • Career Studio
  • Teaching and Faculty Support and Fellows
  • Starbucks Coffee and The Drove Dining Area

Accelerated Student Achievement Program (ASAP) is a two-year program of peer mentoring, professional advising, and academic support for first-generation college students from eastern Arkansas communities.

The 360 Program is a centerpiece initiative of the Student Success Center that offers one-on-one support for students’ academic transition, financial planning, social engagement and wellness during their time at the U of A. The 360 Program is currently by invitation only and serves first-year students who are first-generation college students and Federal Pell Grant recipients. The 360 Program supports a successful transition to campus life and continues to serve as a resource throughout students’ time at the University of Arkansas.

The ASAP and 360 Programs are free for student participants. All costs associated with Academic Coaching, Tutoring, Writing Studio, and Supplemental Instruction are covered by student tuition. There is no additional cost for participation.

Appointments

In-Person Appointment Information

If you have scheduled an in-person tutoring, coaching, or writing appointment or plan to use in-person drop-in hours, please review the information below before you attend your appointment.

 

Our New Location: The CORD: Cordia Harrington Center for Excellence

Picture of the Student Success Center

In-person tutoring, coaching, and writing appointments and drop-in hours will be in the CORD, located next to Old Main in the heart of campus.

You can view floor maps below to help you navigate our new center.  Student Guides at the welcome desk can help if you need assistance.

 View CORD Floor Maps

 

Safety

We are following the University wide guidelines for masks and social distancing.

If you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, do not attend an in-person appointment or in-person drop-in hours. You can schedule online appointments throughout your quarantine.

If your tutor is ill or exposed to COVID-19, we will do our best to reschedule your appointment and notify you over email.

 

Go to Our Scheduler, log in with your UARK credentials, and follow the steps to set up an appointment.

 

Appointments are limited to three appointments per week for each program. Students can schedule appointments for different programs on the same day.

Go to Our Scheduler, click "View All" in the Upcoming Appointments section, and locate your appointment in the list. You can check the box next to the appointment and select "cancel" or hover over the appointment to find the cancel icon.

After ten minutes, your time may be given to another student.

We mark and count no-shows. If you no-show three times in a semester, your account may be locked.

There are a few reasons why you may not be able to find a tutor for your class:

  1. All of the appointments for your class are full. When an appointment is filled, it does not show up when you search for that class. Keep checking back as there may be cancellations.
  2. The course is tutored by request only. Review our current list of courses supported to see if your course is a By Request course.
  3. We currently do not have a tutor available to help with that class. Review our current list of courses supported to find out if we are supporting your course. If your course isn't listed, you can complete the Help Form to request tutoring. When we receive multiple requests for an unsupported course, we will work to identify a tutor. In the meantime, working with an Academic Coach may be helpful.

Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at University of Arkansas - Fayetteville can schedule appointments. For Writing Studio consultations, we have graduate and undergraduate consultants available. 

Please note: Tutoring only supports undergraduate courses. To view the list of courses we support each semester, please visit our Courses Supported List.

Career Studio

The Studio is an open-concept environment where all university students and alumni can drop in for general career-related services provided by highly trained Career Peer Mentors without an appointment.

We provide resume and cover letter reviews, interview tips, and mock interviews. We can also assist with LinkedIn profile reviews, job/internship resources, and career fair etiquette.

The Career Studio is a service provided by the larger Career Development Center (CDC). The Studio offers peer-to-peer services in a more informal setting. Students who need career counseling, higher level assistance with their resume, or have college/major specific career questions can still schedule an appointment with a CDC Career Counselor.

We are open Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The Career Studio is on the first floor of the Student Success Center. When entering through the front entrance (across from Old Main), we are in the back left lounge area.

The Career Studio is staffed by Career Peer Mentors, highly trained undergraduate and graduate students representing multiple academic programs on campus. These mentors provide one-on-one and group advising/coaching for all our services.

No appointment needed! Students can come anytime during our Studio hours. If you need remote services, these can be scheduled in Handshake.

If you want a specific document reviewed, you can email the document to cstudio@uark.edu beforehand or bring a copy of it.

You can drop in as many times as you need or want! However, if you have a career assignment for a class, we ask that you plan ahead and come before the due date.

Reach us via email at cstudio@uark.edu.

Courses

University Perspectives (UNIV 1001) is a course required for students in programs in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences; College of Education and Health Professions; Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences; and Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. The course introduces students to university life in interesting and compelling ways via academic- and interest-based topics. Learn more about UNIV 1001 on our Courses page.

Departmental consent is required to enroll. Email Danielle Dunn to request enrollment.

Supplemental Instruction

SI provides an opportunity to gather with a small group of your classmates and an SI leader so you can ask and answer questions, practice with course content, and hear advice from the SI leader who has excelled in the course previously.

Research indicates when students attend 10+ sessions in a semester, they earn higher grades in the course than their classmates who do not. SI gives you an opportunity to listen to a student who has earned an A in the course. So listen in and benefit from the SI leader’s experience.

SI is offered for select courses. Your faculty member will provide information about SI, or you can visit our SI page to see the list of supported courses.

Prior to the second week of the semester, students enrolled in the courses listed above will be sent a registration email. This email will provide all necessary information to complete SI registration.

Contact us for help changing, switching, or dropping a session.

Yes. You should have received an SI registration email in your UARK email account. If you need assistance, contact us.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from SI Admin with location and session information.

You will have the opportunity to review your scores at mid-semester and prior to finals week. If you need assistance, contact us.

In order to lead SI, a student must have earned an A in the course and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25. Visit our Employment Page to learn more about the SI Leader position.

Writing Studio

Students can bring any course paper, application document, or essay. We do not work on graduate candidacy exams or work you are required to complete alone.

Consultants will provide feedback on your paper multiple times as long as you revise your writing between appointments.

Consultants can cover about 5 pages in an hour. Long documents require multiple visits.

Log into Our Scheduler and click the link under your appointment.

The group leader makes appointment and notifies members of time and location.

Yes, consultants will help you understand assignment, brainstorm, plan, and outline.