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Academic Support

This page provides links to Academic Support options available from the ISSS team as well as other options across campus.  Please remember that our team is here to serve you, and will always try to connect with you the best resources available.  If you are unsure of what kind of support options are available to you, please come to East Hall 122, the International Student Lounge and speak to one of our Office Assistants or an International Student Life Advisor.

ISSS Support Programs:

ISSS Writing Support: The International Student Life Office is offering writing support in East Hall during Spring 2014! This year we have one writing coach, Heather Jacobs, an experienced English writing teacher and tutor. If you are an international student and you are interested in working with a coach to improve and develop your writing skills, please fill out our form to schedule an appointment. Your first two coaching sessions will be free, and after that you can pay Heather her hourly rate to continue coaching. 

Writing Coaching Sign Up Form There are a limited number of appointments available, so if you are interested in this great opportunity we recommend that you sign up as soon as you can. Starting the week of April 14th, Heather will be available on Mondays from 12-2pm and Wednesdays from 12-3pm. Please select the times you are available on the form and we will assign you a timeslot. When we assign you a timeslot, you will get an email from and from Heather to confirm your appointment and prepare you for the coaching process. If none of the coaching times work for your schedule, please email and we can connect you with Heather for a different time or another writing resource. 

PSU Support Programs:

The Learning Center: The Learning Center is located in Millar Library and houses PSU's tutoring center as well as an Academic Coaching program and other support options.  For more information, please click here to go to their website.

The Writing Center: The Writing Center is located in Cramer Hall and offers writing support for any type of project, both by appointment and on a drop-in basis.  For more information, please click here to go to their website. 

University Success: University Success is an in-hall academic support space, located in Ondine 204, that offers tutoring, academic advising and counseling, as well as academic coaching and a variety of other programming. For more information about University Success, please click here.