Academic Support

Within the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Division of Instructional Support offers many programs aimed at enhancing student learning and increasing graduation and retention rates by providing effective academic support and student development programs for the University’s diverse student body.  Listed below are just a few of these programs and services.  To learn more about the programs and services in Instructional Support, click here

  • Disability Services is committed to providing equal educational access for individuals with disabilities through student-centered and student-inclusive programming.  Disability accommodations and services are intended to level the playing field for students with disabilities, and exemplify the University's commitment to a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Educational Opportunity Fund programs provide access to higher education and financial assistance for highly-motivated New Jersey students who come from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Learning Centers are here to ensure your academic success at the university. Our professionally trained peer tutors, study group leaders, writing assistants, and academic coaches are successful students themselves, eager to share their understanding and insight in helping you to excel in your courses and become a better learner.  Our services are free and available on each of the campuses. Peer tutoring is offered on a walk-in basis. Study groups target particularly demanding courses at designated times with a group facilitator, a student who has mastered the course material and comes highly recommended by the faculty.  Academic coaches meet one-on-one to assist students with self-management and study strategies. Writing assistance is also provided by-appointment for both graduate and undergraduate students to help them improve their writing.
  • Our STEM programs, aimed at enhancing students’ engagement and success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, include a specialized Math and Science Learning Center, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and RU-STEPed Up for Success, a series of programs that strive to increase the number of underrepresented students in STEM disciplines. 
  • The federal TRIO programs aim to provide underrepresented, low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities with a myriad of services that help them to gain admission to college and graduate school and to complete baccalaureate and graduate degrees.  Rutgers-New Brunswick hosts three TRIO programs:  Upward Bound, Student Support Services, and the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.