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Academic Advancement Center

Located within the Student Success Center, the Academic Advancement Center is home to the offices of Academic Advising, Learning Support Services, Retention and Student Success, Student Opportunities for Results (SOAR), and Testing Services.

At SIUE we are committed to student success. Each of these offices plays a role in supporting undergraduate and graduate students in their success.

The Office of Academic Advising helps undergraduate students understand general education requirements, select and pursue a course of study, and create a plan to graduation. At SIUE, academic advising is required for all degree-seeking students until graduation. The Office

Learning Support Services (LSS) provides free peer-to-peer course specific tutoring. In addition to tutoring, LSS provides assistance with other areas such as note taking, time management, test taking skills, etc. LSS is also the home of The Writing Center and the Speech Center. These Centers allow for students to work through papers and speeches to ensure they are maximizing their efforts in SIUE courses.

The Office of Retention and Student Success works with students to ensure they are successful at SIUE. Through collaboration with various offices and academic planning, students will work with an advocate who helps with persistence each semester all the way through to graduation. The Office of Retention and Student Success also provides the Student Academic Success Sessions (SASS) for all SIUE students.

Student Opportunities for Academic Results (SOAR) is an academic program dedicated to helping underrepresented students excel during their educational experiences at SIUE. Upon being admitted to the program, students will receive academic advising from SOAR advisors, free tutoring from knowledgeable and experienced tutors, in addition to other services such as mentoring and professional workshops.

Testing Services offers a variety of tests for SIUE students. From placement tests to proficiency exams, Testing Services will work with students to ensure they have a quiet work environment to take these crucial tests.

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