Every student at Boise State is assigned an academic advisor. All first-term students are required to meet with their advisor. This required advising session gives your student the opportunity to create a four-year plan, ask questions about classes, and get help in areas where they may be struggling. Advisors use these sessions to check in with your student, refer them to resources that will help them succeed, and help establish a realistic academic plan for timely graduation.
If you feel your student is struggling, or if they have expressed interest in improving their academic skills, urge your student to consider participating in one of Boise State’s skill-building workshops.
These free 1-hour workshops are available to all Boise State students throughout the semester.
- Test Success
- Test Anxiety
- Note Taking
- Time Management
- Reading Success Strategies
- Mobile Study Tools
Specialized learning centers
For help with specific courses, Boise State offers specialized, drop-in learning centers and free online tutoring in many disciplines.
Additionally, some courses have a designated Learning Assistant, tutor, or a graduate assistant or teaching assistant to support student success.
- Computer Science
Academic courses for student success (ACAD)
If your student is ready to invest in their academic success, they should consider taking one of our Courses for Student Success. ACADEMIC (ACAD) classes help students focus and structure their academic efforts, and encourage students to use Boise State’s resources and involvement opportunities. ACAD courses are elective, worth 1-3 credits, and are offered in-person and online.