The Student Academic Success Center (SAS), a unit within Student Support Services, provides a comprehensive array of academic support services, including placement testing courses, workshops, tutoring and individual consultations. The goal of the Student Academic Success Center is to assist students in becoming more independent and efficient learners so that they are able to meet the University's academic standards and to attain their personal educational goals.
During Orientation, all new undergraduate and transfer students are assessed for competence in writing and mathematics. Placement scores, SAT scores and a review of each incoming student's previous coursework are considered.
Those students who do not meet the University's predetermined criteria are placed into an appropriate developmental mathematics course, Writing Tutorial Course (SAS 010), or both. SAS courses are subject to the academic policies and procedures set forth by CAS and CHP. SAS courses, however, do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements.
Based on placement testing results, students are assigned one of five levels in Mathematics.
L2: Introduction to Algebra and Problem Solving (SAS 021)
L3: Advanced Algebra and Problem Solving (SAS 022), Quantitative Reasoning (MAT 110), or Statistics (MAT 120)
L4: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (MAT 130), Statistics for the Life Sciences (MAT 150), or Precalculus (MAT 180)
L5: Calculus I (MAT 190) or Geometry (MAT 240)
L6 Calculus II (MAT 195), Linear Algebra (MAT 220), or Foundations of Mathematics (MAT 230).
Based on the placement process, students are assigned one of two levels of Writing.
UWT: Developmental level Writing Tutorial (SAS 010)
UEC: English Composition (ENG 110)
The Student Academic Success Center offers professional and peer tutoring to support a variety of undergraduate courses. Peer tutors complete a training program by the College Reading and Learning Association. Peer and professional writing support services are also available. Tutors' regularly scheduled hours are posted in the Student Academic Success Center on each campus
A learning specialist is available (by appointment) to meet with students seeking assistance with their specific course demands. Consultation regarding learning styles, note-taking skills, active reading skills, time management skills, test-taking skills and preparation for professional boards is available.