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Academic Support

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 the International Student Life Office in East Hall 122 and speak to one of our Office Assistants or an International Student Life Advisor.

PSU Academic 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.

PSU Academic Support Services:

Advising and Career Services (ACS): Advising & Career Services is responsible for the career development needs of all PSU students and academic advising for students who are exploring or changing majors, experiencing academic difficulties, or planning to transfer to PSU. We provide advising referrals to academic departments or colleges/schools for transfer and current students who have chosen a major. To view the ACS website, please click here.

Office of Graduate Studies: The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) is committed to student success by serving as the principal resource for students, faculty, and staff regarding graduate certificate and degree requirements, degree status, petition procedures, thesis and dissertation preparation, final oral examinations, eligibility of graduate assistants, and academic standing. To view the Office of Graduate Studies website, please click here.

PSU Library:

As a student at Portland State University, you will probably find yourself spending a great deal of time at the library on campus. It's a great place to be! The library offers many services including databases and other tools to help with your research, computers to use, and quiet study spaces. Library staff are helpful for finding any book or article that you need for your class. During the last two weeks of the term, the library is open 24 hours a day. To learn more about library services, please click here.

Public Libraries:

Public libraries in Portland are operated by the local county. Once you have registered for a free library card you can check-out books, music, movies and more for 2-3 weeks at a time, depending on the item. There are three counties in the Portland Metro area, plus one in nearby Vancouver. You do not need to live in the same county as a library to use that library, but some resources may be limited to residents. 

Multnomah County Library: Comprised of 19 neighborhood libraries, Multnomah County Library system serves the city of Portland, OR, and beyond. Some of the resources and services are: 

Washington County Library: Comprise of six public library branches, Library Express in 3 locations, Washigton County Libraries work together in a spirit of cooperation that extends beyond local boundaries in order to provide excellent countrywide library services to everyone in the county. Some of the resources and services are:

Clackamas County Library: Comprise of 13 libraries, Clackamas Libraries share a single library computer system providing easy and accessible library's materials to everyone in the county. Some of the resources and services are:

Answerland: This cooperative service of all Oregon libraries allows you to chat with a librarian for help with research questions. Please, click here for more information.