FAQ Academic Assistance for CLJ Students

What on-campus services are available to me as a UIC student if I seek academic assistance?

There are many sources of assistance available for students as they pursue their academic objectives. Those sources include the following:nbsp;

    Academic Center for Excellence
    ACE offers full— and half—semester courses on such topics as critical reading and thinking, vocabulary enrichment, academic and professional writing. ACE also provides academic coaching, math and science tutoring, and ESL courses for both graduate and undergraduate students.

    African American Academic Network
    AAAN provides recruitment and admissions assistance, academic advising and student development services, and maintain a learning resource center for students.

    Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
    The AARCC offers individualized guidance for Asian American students in reaching their academic, personal, and professional potential, advising for organizations, presentations and workshops, and a peer mentoring program.

    Disability Resource Center
    The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment so that individuals with disabilities can fully access programs, services, and all activities at UIC. The DRC offers a wide range of servicesincluding eligibility documentation, assistive technology, deaf/hard of hearing services and classroom access to exam accommodations, note taking, computing resources and transportation.

    Latin American Recruitment and Educational Service Program (LARES)
    Lares is a recruitment and academic assistance program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It was established to recruit, advise and provide educational assistance to Latino students at both the high school and college levels. LARES was primarily designed to assist Latino students who are interested in pursuing higher education and who are in need of guidance and support.

    Native American Support Program
    The Native American Support Program (NASP) strives to increase the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of Native American students. NASP offers academic advising, financial aid assistance, student liaison services, recruitment and retention services, leadership and professional development, and genealogy assistance and tribal enrollment assistance.

    TRiO/Academic Support Program
    The goal of TRIO/ASP is to help increase the retention and graduation of low-income, first-generation college students and to foster an institutional climate supportive of their success. They seek to accomplish these goals through supportive services that foster academic achievement, personal growth and development, self-actualization, self-confidence, and leadership.

    Writing Center
    The Writing Center is committed to the campus-wide improvement of student writing through peer tutoring. The center offers a variety of writing support services such as: individualized tutoring, writing assistance to students who are native speakers, bilingual, and English learners.