Academic Support


  • Academic Resources Center (ARC): This center near McHenry Library supports student academic success and is a collaboration of UCSC Student Affairs units including the Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP), Disability Resource Center (DRC), Learning Support Services (LSS), Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS), and Student Media.
  • Tutoring Sign-Up System (OTSS): UCSC Learning Support Services offers tutoring in several courses across subjects such as Math, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and many more!
  • Modified Supplemental Instruction (MSI): Modified Supplemental Instruction gives students the opportunity to learn together in small groups led by advanced Student Learning Assistants. MSI is guaranteed study/learning time facilitated by someone who has already been successful in the class.
  • Drop-In Writing and Math Tutoring: Drop-in tutoring is available to all UCSC undergraduate students, allowing students to have 15-30 minutes of tutoring in writing and lower-division math courses.

Academic Support Organizations

  • Academic Excellence Program (ACE): Are you thinking about majoring in science, engineering, or math? Would you like to meet other UCSC students doing the same? Then ACE is the place for you!
  • Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE): WiSE is an organization run by graduate students, which welcomes the participation of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and professionals in the STEM fields. The overarching goal of WiSE is to advance women in the STEM fields both in percentage and position, in the face of historical, present, and future challenge.
  • MESA Engineering Program: The goal of the MESA Engineering Program, also known as the Multicultural Engineering Program, is to promote diversity and facilitate the retention and graduation of a diverse population of students, especially groups which continue to remain the most underrepresented in engineering studies.
  • STEM Diversity Programs, including CAMP, MARC, IMSD, and UC Leads: These programs aim to encourage the development of students in the STEM degrees.
Last modified: Nov 17, 2023