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Academic Success Center

(979) 458-4900 9th floor Rudder Tower

Courses & Workshops

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We offer two credit-bearing courses:
  1. ASCC 101: Application of Learning Theories to College Studies (formerly STLC 101)
  2. ASCC 101: for Hullaballo U
  3. ASCC 289: Special Topics.
ASCC 101 uses the latest learning theory to help students improve their study strategies. The Hullaballoo U version is geared to freshmen; it provides a thorough introduction to college academics that set them up for academic success. You can register for ASCC courses through the regular registration process in Howdy. Some courses or seats in some course sections may be reserved for students in targeted programs.

If you have questions about an ASCC course, contact Dr. Joel McGee (  

Workshop Series

We offer four workshop series for students. Each is a multi-session series with a total of 6 hours of instruction. We recommend that you do not repeat a series without first consulting an academic coach or Academic Success Center instructor. If, at the end of the series, you have attended all six sessions and completed all activities, you will receive a certificate of completion. There is no cost for attending ASC workshops. See below for information on the schedule and registering.

Commit to Success

The Commit to Success workshops topics include learning theory and learning models, goal setting, motivation, learning and study strategies, and time management. Classes are structured so that you complete an activity designed to apply active learning strategies to your current classes. 

Motivation Matters

Motivation Matters focuses on motivation, mindsets, goal-setting, and overcoming difficulties. Motivation Matters will help you develop strong mental skills that are conducive to academic success and to success beyond your time at Texas A &M.


The GRIT workshop is organized around three major topics that include the fear of failing, mindsets that affect academic performance, and developing resilience to overcome previous failure. Classes are designed to include brief lectures, group thinking, videos, and tangible activities to understand and apply information being discussed in the workshop.

BTHO Procrastination

This workshop series focuses on willpower as it applies to academic success in college. Topics include the science behind willpower, becoming more aware of willpower challenges, and developing more willpower. Most examples will be in the context of procrastination as a willpower challenge, but the topic applies in a variety of areas for students. Classes are designed to include lecture, group discussion, and the application of concepts outside class. 

To register for workshops:

  1. Follow this link to the ERS: Event Registration System.  
  2. Login with your NetID and password.
  3. Click on the Academic Success Center link on the left.
  4. Choose your event and click on Register button.