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Academic Challenges

University life presents students with academic challenges. If these challenges are handled well, they will help you develop valuable skills for future success.

On the other hand, academic difficulties may occur because a person lacks specific skills, knowledge base, or just needs some problem-solving help. If you believe your difficulties lie here, you should make use of the following services provided through University College:


Developmental Mathematics

The Developmental Mathematics unit of University College offers courses in Beginning Algebra,  Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra. Instructors are student-centered and and the atmosphere is friendly and conducive to learning.

Julia N. Visor Academic Center

The Julia N. Visor Academic Center offers help with general study skills, test taking and tutorial help with many specific courses.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-AMP) is one of several alliances funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the number of undergraduate students of African American, Latino, Alaskan Native, Native Pacific Islanders, or American Indian ancestry who are pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering, technology, and teacher education in these fields.

University College

University College is there to help students at Illinois State succeed.  Through comprehensive academic support programs – tutoring, mentoring, teaching, advising – University College succeeds when students succeed.

TRiO/Student Support Services

TRiO/Student Support Services at Illinois State University is a student-oriented program that provides support services to individuals who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education

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