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Academic Success

Academic Success Programs (formerly EPASS) are comprised of academic coaching, learning assistance, and peer tutoring. The mission of Emory’s academic success programs is to provide resources, services, and workshops that support all undergraduate student achievements.

We do this by:

  • Collaborating with faculty and university departments to coordinate a campus-wide network of academic support;
  • Supporting students as they transition to college-level learning
  • Cultivating the lifelong skill of learning how to learn
  • Proactively identify and support academically at-risk students to increase retention and graduation.
  • Creating opportunities for student leadership development in service to the Emory community.

Academic Success Programs


Academic Coaching

Coaches work collaboratively with students to identify next steps, solutions, build academic skills, or resource opportunities. Topic areas that may be covered in individual sessions or workshops can include: time management, study skills, goal setting, procrastination and academic stress.

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Learning Assistance

Learning Assistants offer weekly collaborative group learning sessions to explore concepts, review class notes, discuss reading assignments, practice test-taking strategies, and review for quizzes and exams.

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Peer Tutoring

Peer tutors work one-on-one with students to help them improve their understanding of course-specific content and develop effective learning strategies.

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Academic Success Resources

For Faculty

Academic Success Programs partners with faculty and departments to offer support for students in our gateway courses and beyond. We welcome input and encourage faculty to connect and refer students to our services.

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Student Perspectives

Why should you connect with Academic Success Programs?

Academic coaching changed the way I approach my semester. Now I feel like I have a plan and someone to help me with accountability from week to week.

Catherine Smith

My tutor was friendly and approachable. It didn't matter that I didn't understand anything about the concept. They were patient and helped me work through the problems until I could walk them through the steps.

Teddy Yuhui

Attending Learning Assistance sessions helped me to not only pass my Chemistry class, but to get an A. It was helpful to have another place to ask questions outside of class. I am planning to be an LA next year.