Powerful Student Resources

Students who come to BYU are very intelligent and academically prepared.  However, BYU is a new environment and some students may not do as well academically as they would like.  Here are some resources that BYU students find helpful:

Adapting to college: 
Office of First Year Experience: Peer mentors work with each freshman to help them adjust and succeed at BYU.

Academic Success: 
Academic Success Center: Provides study skills workshops and one-on-one meetings with student learning mentors to facilitate student learning. 

Accommodations for Disabilities:
University Accessibility Center: Counselors approve accommodations for students with diagnosed disabilities.

Service and Learning Center: Provides free volunteer peer-to-peer tutoring for classes taught on campus. All tutors have achieved a B grade or higher in classes they tutor and have been oriented on essential tutoring skills.  They also have career assessment tools to get information about how their interests and personalities mesh with various occupations.

Class Labs: Provide free tutoring for specific classes

Choosing Classes or a Major: 
University Advisement Center: Advisors help students select classes, choose majors and careers, and refer them to appropriate resources.

College Advisement Centers: Advisors help students select classes, learn major requirements, and refer them to applicable resources.

Student Development Classes: 
Helpful Classes:  These are one or two credit classes designed to assist students with relevant college related concerns in a class setting with the goal of helping students fulfill the AIMS of a BYU education, thus experiencing success and happiness while attending BYU.  

Personal Counseling:
Counseling and Psychological Services: Counselors offer individual therapy at no cost for full-time students. Some of the issues they can help with include: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship, marital problems, family issues, and many others.

Stress Management & Biofeedback Services: Counseling and Psychological Services offers stress management, biofeedback, and relaxation training.  Services are available in-person or online.

Writing Labs
The Writing Center: Staff works with all student writers, free of charge, from any discipline and on any writing task, whether academic assignments, creative writing work, employment, or graduate school application materials.

Withdrawal deadline:  
Students can withdraw from classes through the 50th day of the semester (Nov. 13).  A “W” will show on their transcript, but it does not affect their GPA.  However, it may affect their financial aid or scholarship.  Students can seek advisement from financial aid counselors.

Karen Evans is the Director of the University Advisement Center.  She has a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed psychologist.