Academic Support Resources

University Learning CenterOpens in new window

The University Learning Center (ULC)Opens in new window is an important component of Student Academic Services, in the Division of Student Affairs at Cal State Fullerton. A major goal of higher education is to create lifelong learners - intentional, independent, self-directed learners who can acquire, retain and retrieve new knowledge on their own (American Association of Colleges and Universities (2007). Our goal is to provide currently enrolled and matriculated Cal State Fullerton students with the tools to become self-regulated learners. We believe that all learners need support that extends beyond the classroom to reinforce and amplify daily lessons. Research shows that students who engage in tutoring, attend study groups, and participate in skill building workshops achieve higher grades than those who do not.

The carefully selected and trained ULC student staff work with students from diverse backgrounds in most undergraduate general education courses including those in science and math; humanities and social sciences; as well as other subjects. We offer one-to-one peer tutoring and online writing review and many more services to help you reach your academic goals. You will find us on the second floor, north side of the library.

To Make an Appointment for Tutoring:

Visit the University Learning Center website and click on the 'make appointment' tab above left. Students can make appointments for the courses in which they are enrolled for a half-hour or hour, up to three times a week. Check the 'subjects' tab on their website for details.

Students registered with Disability Support Services and have a letter of accommodation on file can make up to six appointments a week. Appointments that are cancelled, or for which a student does not 'show' are part of this weekly count for all tutees.

 

No tutoring is available during fall recess/spring break, finals week, and summer/intersessions.

Questions? Contact the University Learning Center here: (657) 278-2738 or by email at ulc@fullerton.edu.

English Department Writing CenterOpens in new window

Cal State Fullerton's Writing CenterOpens in new window stands firm in one belief: writers are made, not born. At the Writing Center promotes a nurturing environment that cultivates the growth and creativity of all students, providing them with a place in which they can develop their skills as better writers and critical thinkers. The Writing Center recognizes that each student is an individual, so they tailor strategies to respond to his or her specific needs. Their methods emphasize collaboration as a means of enhancing each student's unique voice. They also believe in the value of writers helping writers. In fact, the Writing Center staff consists of graduate and undergraduate students thoroughly trained in writing and collaborative tutoring. Finally, the Writing Center strives to empower students from all academic levels and disciplines, and are committed to facilitating students' development as successful writers throughout their university experience.

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of Pollack Library North. To find us, walk past the research desk, turn left after the clusters of computers, and look for our sign near the northwest corner.

You may follow the steps below to schedule a 30-minute session with one of The Writing Center tutors:

  1. Go to the appointment websiteOpens in new window  (but first read the rest of the instructions below):
  2. If you have not yet registered with their system, click on the hyperlink that reads "Click here to register." You must complete this step before attempting to log in with your email address and password.
  3. Fill in the required information. Then, log in to the system with the password you just created.
  4. When you view the weekly schedule, please note that the WHITE boxes are open appointment times. Click on one that fits your schedule and then "save" it. Your appointment will be made, and a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you listed in your user profile. All appointments take place in the Writing Center, which is located on the first floor of Pollak Library North.

For further information, please call the Writing Center at (657) 278-3650. Schedule an appointmentOpens in new window now!

MCBE Tutoring CenterOpens in new window

The College Tutoring Center is operated by the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. The staff is committed to assist business students to become more successful at the University by offering tutoring assistance in a friendly and supportive learning environment.

The Center offers tutoring on the following courses:

  • Accounting: 201A, 201B, 301A, 301B, 302, 510, and 511
  • Business Writing: 201, 301, and 501
  • Economics: 201, 202, 310, 315, and 320
  • Finance: 320
  • Information Systems & Decision Sciences: 361A, 361B, and 514

OCSAMS (Opportunity Center for Science and Mathematics Students)Opens in new window :

OCSAMSOpens in new window provides FREE tutoring for students on a drop-in basis in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics. Tutoring is available for many lower division core courses, as well as in a number of upper division courses based on expertise of tutors. Go to Tutoring ScheduleOpens in new window .

OCSAMS is a welcoming community space that offers:

  • Tutors - endorsed by faculty and knowledgeable in multiple subjects
  • Group or individual study sessions
  • Computers
  • Listings of research opportunities, internships, graduate assistantships and careers
  • Study areas, including a quiet study room
  • Copy machine – pay to copy with your Titan Card
  • Printer – pay to print with your Titan Card
  • Interactive CDs to aid in the learning process
  • A welcoming community of scholars, peers and friends
  • Assistant Dean for Student Affairs available to help connect you with many valuable resources and opportunities in the College of NSM and campus-wide.

CASECS (Center for Academic Support in Engineering and Computer Science): 

The Center for Academic Support in Engineering and Computer Science (CASECS) Opens in new window is an academic support program designed to recruit, retain and graduate students. CASECS serves educationally disadvantage students, to the extent possible by law and emphasizes participation by students from groups with low eligibility rates for four-year colleges. CASECS is a program of Student Academic Services in the Division of Students Affairs with joint collaboration of the College of Engineering & Computer Science and Student Affairs.