APU has a number of resources to help you be successful. Whether your needs are academic, physical, emotional, spiritual, or vocational, APU believes in supporting you reach your potential in all areas of your life.
Academic needs are addressed in various offices on campus. You can always start with your department academic advisor or the Office of Academic Advising and Retention for general studies information. Below are details about where to find more specific guidance.
For questions regarding transcripts, petitions, and other needs related to your academic records, please contact One Stop: Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center at (888) 788-6090.
The Office of Academic Advising and Retention is the primary resource for information on General Studies requirements for all students. For more information, please call (626) 815-3886, or visit the General Studies Requirements page or General Studies Requirements Webshop (Google Docs).
However, the General Studies Office is responsible for creating and maintaining General Studies policies, and making decisions related to petitions of those policies. If you wish to petition any General Studies matters, you'll need to begin with a petition in the General Studies Office. Call (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2408 for more information.
Tutoring and Academic Assistance
Do you want to learn how to study effectively? It is all too common that students spend hours studying and then forget a significant amount of what they studied. Read Tips for Study Habits (PDF) to learn how to make the most of the study process, and Tips for Avoiding Procrastination (PDF) to help avoid those stressful all-nighters. Students that need additional help may use resources such as the Writing Center, the Math Center, and the Learning Enrichment Center. Tapping into these support systems early in the semester will contribute to an academically successful semester.
The Learning Enrichment Center
The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) offers group tutoring, placement testing, CLEP exams, student disability accommodations, examination proctoring services, and individualized study strategies among other supportive services. The center will also work with students with specific academic requests.
The Math Center
The Department of Mathematics and Physics sponsors a Math Center for assistance with mathematics course materials. The Math Center provides an out-of-classroom setting to learn and reinforce skills. It is staffed by skilled student tutors and is open for tutoring Monday through Thursday. For more information, please contact the Math Center at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6470.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center, located in the William V. Marshburn Memorial Library, provides one-on-one consulting services, student-led discussion groups, workshops for research papers, and resources for publishing.
The Office of Career Services specializes in identifying and cultivating your strengths, as defined through the StrengthFinders Assessment. Visiting their offices will help you decide which vocation would be best for you. Your academic advisor is also a resource in helping you consider options for your life's vocation.
For more information about other resources on campus, visit www.apu.edu/resources/.