Academic Support

  • The Department of Developmental Studies offers a number of services through the Center for Learning Enhancement, including Supplemental Instruction, Walk-In Peer Tutoring, and a College Success Workshop Series.

    See a list of those academic support services below. For information about peer educator and peer adviser positions, see our Employment section.

  • Educational Advisement
    Provides students with both curricular and educational advisement.
    Freshman Year Experience
    A program of one-credit courses designed to help incoming Freshman adjust to college classes and study.
    Linked Courses Program
    Coordinates clusters of courses designed to form a learning community of students for whom course content may be linked by theme.
    Act 101 Program
    State-funded program which allocates funds to Pennsylvania schools that operate an Act 101 program at their institution.
    Supplemental Instruction SI
    SI provides small-group study/review sessions for sections of courses with difficult content or high levels of failure and withdrawal rates. Peer leaders guide students on how to learn course content.
    College Success Workshops
    These workshops, led by trained peer educators, address a variety of study strategies and other academic success topics in small group settings.
    First-Year Seminars
    Seminars to enhance the student experience and academic success at IUP
    Walk-In Peer Tutoring
    Trained paraprofessional peer educators provide individual and small group assistance with how to learn content for mathematics, natural sciences, and various Liberal Studies courses.