Academic Support Programs

Academic Support Programs

Academic Support Programs offers free assistance to IU East students who wish to improve their academic performance. Programs available to students include Supplemental Instruction, Exam Jam, and Extreme Summer JUMPSTART.

Mission Statement of Academic Support Programs

To create a supportive environment by providing instruction and services that will enhance academic performance and develop self-confidence, thereby promoting independent life-long learning.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

What is Supplemental Instruction?                                         

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program offers free academic assistance to students enrolled in challenging entry-level courses. SI Leaders are students who have previously taken the course, been recommended by a faculty member, and trained by Academic Support Programs. SI Leaders attend class with the students and then conduct three to four regularly scheduled study sessions every week for the entire semester.

As a student, how you decide to prioritize your time to include all of your daily events and responsibilities is essential. By choosing to attend SI sessions, you will take an important step towards becoming a more successful student.

SI Schedule Spring 2019

Studies have shown that students who attend SI sessions average one full letter grade higher than students who do not attend.

Exam Jam

Exam Jam Spring 2019 is on Friday, April 19.

Exam Jam is an all-day campus event held the Friday before finals' week to help students prepare for their final exams. Students can attend review sessions and stop by the Graf Center for free food, drinks, games, and prizes.

Exam Jam Fall 2018

Exam Jam Poster Fall 2018

Exam Jam Schedule Fall 2018

Extreme Summer JUMPSTART

Summer 2018

Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17

9:00am - 1:00pm

Extreme Summer JUMPSTART welcomes all first-year students to a five-day college prep adventure. Students will get a head start for college before classes even begin. This August program offers students the opportunity to experience academic success as they explore IU East. Students will learn what to expect in college, brush up on academic skills, gain self-confidence, and discover what services are available on campus.

Extreme Summer JUMPSTART students will...

  • prepare for college courses.
  • meet other students and make friends early.
  • make connections with IU East faculty, staff, tutors, and current students.
  • experience college classes such as biology, art, and music.
  • have FUN!

Extreme Summer JUMPSTART 2018 Cohort

JUMPSTART 2018 Cohort