Academic Support

Although science courses at Valpo are demanding, the University wants every student to succeed. In addition to professor office hours and department-sponsored help sessions, students can take advantage of free resources through Valpo’s Academic Success Center.

Supplemental Instruction

Several times a week, experienced science students lead group review sessions for all students enrolled in courses, including:

  • BIO 171, Unity of Life
  • BIO 172, Diversity of Life
  • CHEM 121, General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 221, General Chemistry II
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Geomorphology and Earth Systems Science

The Academic Success Center maintains a calendar of all supplemental instruction sessions.

Peer Tutoring

Students who have attended supplemental instruction sessions and find that they need more focused help can apply for the peer tutoring program. This student-tutor match program provides weekly tutoring sessions in a small-group setting. Interested students apply through the Academic Success Center.