Don’t wait till you’re stuck. Ask for help. Ask early and often. Get to know your resources and the folks who are here to support you before you ever feel like you need that help. Ask questions and consider new ways of learning.
OSU is filled with people and places to support your academic growth and learning. Use the provided list as a starting point to access services across campus.
Even with a lot of preparation, sometimes things don’t go as planned. For any number of reasons, you may find yourself struggling with a course or grades. You’re not alone, and you have support and options.
You already have your own go-to study strategies and tools, but it can also be useful to adapt or change strategies so you can continue to learn effectively and efficiently in each of your courses.
So much of the work and learning you do in college relies on technology: the devices, software and online platforms used to access, engage with and submit work.
So much can impact your academic success, and we know that financial barriers can be particularly challenging. If you’re experiencing financial difficulty, know that the Basic Needs Center has a textbook lending program, can facilitate access to course materials and needed devices (laptops, calculators) and helps students who are experiencing food and/or housing insecurity. Access for some course materials is also available through the library’s course reserves. If you have any questions, ask a librarian.
Often, when we think of resources, we focus more on offices or programs than on the people around us. But people are some of the best resources you have. Consider adding some of the following personal connections to your resources toolbox:
There are several offices and units at OSU that provide in-depth resources and support to students. Here are a few you should know about: