Refer a Student
How Do I Refer Students to the ASC?
There are several ways we can help students reach their academic potential each semester. Review our list of programs and services as a starting point OR download a printable "cheat sheet" as a quick reference guide.
Below is a blurb about the ASC that you can paste into your syllabus:
Academic Success Center (ASC)
The ASC (http://asc.tamu.edu) provides comprehensive resources that help all Aggies achieve their academic goals and realize their academic potential. Academic Coaches help students overcome barriers to academic success, whether that’s difficulty with reading, test-taking, time management, motivation or something else. Transfer peer mentors help transfer students navigate their new campus. The ASC is located on the 9th floor of Rudder Tower, Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm. You can find academic help on campus, including study and learning materials, ASC Supplemental Instruction sessions and TutorHubs, by visiting http://studyhub.tamu.edu.
Referring Students to Tutoring
Since our tutoring service is a drop-in style model, students are welcome to search our database of available tutoring
on campus and show up when they need help. Tutoring usually takes place in an open area and is not considered private. There might be multiple tutors in one location. Our tutors can work with multiple students at a time to accommodate the demand. We encourage students to come prepared with questions and practice work as the direction of tutoring is guided by the students' needs. Students are also encouraged to study in TutorHub areas, so they can access help as needed.
Referring Students to Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Since SI is tied to a specific course, enrolled students will receive communication directly from the SI leader assigned to their class or from the professor about the details of their SI session. Learn more about what to expect from our SI sessions.
Referring Individual Students to Academic Coaching
Academic advisors, faculty, and staff are invited to refer students to academic coaching by having them follow instructions to make an appointment on Navigate.
Coaches conduct initial appointments and follow-up appointments with students to implement success plans. Coaches monitor and track the progress of students they are working with and record session notes in Navigate, where they are visible for advisors, faculty, and staff with access privileges.
Referring Student Veterans
We offer academic coaching each semester at the Veteran Resource & Support Center for student veterans that wish to meet there. We also co-facilitate the Veteran Academic Academy, a one-day workshop geared towards incoming student veterans. The workshop provides instruction and activities to address both academic and cultural/social transition skills.
Referring Groups to Our Certificate Program
You may have identified a group (or groups) of students who need academic support, such as students on academic probation or warning. In some cases, it may be appropriate to require or recommend that students complete a certificate program. The Academic Success Center can monitor and track the progress of referred students and provide periodic reporting to departments or colleges. Referral agreements should be arranged by contacting Dr. Joel McGee, Director at the Academic Success Center.
Referring Transfer Students
If you work with a transfer student who wants to get more involved in the A&M community or to connect with other transfer students, we recommend having them make an appointment with one of our transfer peer mentors. Our peer mentors are transfer students themselves who can talk with transfer students about their unique experiences and point them to useful resources on-campus. Students can also join our TSP listserv to stay in touch with social events, newsletters, giveaways, and more.