Academic Services

Each student-athlete is assigned to a Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) Athletics Academic Counselor located in the Student-Athlete Development Center (SADC). In conjunction with the student-athlete's specified Dean's Office Advisor, SASS Counselors monitor course registration and long-range academic planning. SASS Counselors provide direction for student-athletes, preparing them to better comply with Auburn University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures.

Student-athletes should make an appointment to see their assigned Dean's Office Advisor, as well as their SASS Counselor prior to registration each semester. SASS Counselors provide guidance in choosing a major, progression toward a degree, and dropping, adding, and withdrawing from courses. Since all changes in coursework must be in compliance with the rules and regulations of Auburn University and the NCAA, student-athletes must meet with their assigned SASS Counselors before making any changes to their schedules.

The SASS Counselors monitor and forecast the academic progress of student-athletes. Information regarding grades, attendance, and overall effort is requested periodically from professors. Tutoring and additional assessment of skills will be provided for student-athletes as deemed appropriate.

The Tiger Tutor Program is designed to provide ongoing academic support, study skills development, and encouragement for academic success. It enhances student-athletes’ educational experience through proactive preparation, continuous engagement, and reinforcement with course materials. In order to be successful in class, staying ahead of coursework is essential. Classes become more challenging as the semester goes on, workloads increase, and class work builds upon earlier material. Using tutor appointments to review and discuss material before it is covered in lecture, is extremely beneficial. Possessing a familiarity with the course content prior to attending class allows student athletes to focus on asking additional questions and gaining mastery when in class with the instructor.

The goal of the Study Table Program is to ensure a professional environment that is conducive to an effective and efficient studying experience. The Study Table environment should be beneficial to independent studying, in addition to meetings with mentors and tutors. Student Athletes have very busy schedules and we want to ensure that time spent in SADC is productive. Study Table time should lead to effective learning and should enhance overall academic success.

Study Table is a means to complete academic objectives in a structured or semi-structured environment. This year, we have introduced a Virtual Study Table option along with the in-person Study Table Program. Students should be prepared to attend study table with a daily academic work plan or specific tasks to be completed. Study Table is required for all incoming freshmen and other upperclassmen, dependent upon GPA and each Counselor's decision. Academic Counselors notify student athletes as to how many hours/objectives are required each week.

The Tiger Academic Strategist Program is designed for any student-athlete who has a history of academic challenges or who needs academic assistance in the  transition from high school to Auburn University.

A major tenet of the program is to meet each student where they are academically, and to provide each individual student with what he or she needs to be successful. The Tiger Academic Strategist Program supports students who have education impacting disabilities, as well as those who benefit from individualized academic support, such as identified freshmen and those experiencing academic difficulties. Students in the program are assigned an Academic Strategist to work with them individually as needed. The Academic Strategist will assist the student with study and learning skills, including but not limited to time management, organization, memorization techniques, reading and comprehension, note taking, test taking, and other appropriate study methods as needed. All members of the Academic Team, including the Learning Specialist, Academic Counselor, Tutors, and Academic Strategists work together to monitor and encourage success in the classroom.

The Tiger Academic Strategist Program is managed by the SASS Learning Specialist who is involved in hiring, training, and supervising the Academic Strategists and assists students by serving as a liaison between Auburn’s Office of Accessibility and the student’s academic team. If you have questions about The Tiger Academic Strategist Program or need academic assistance, contact an Academic Counselor or the SASS Learning Specialist.

The Miller Writing Center (MWC; http://auburn.edu/mwc.) provides tutoring for English courses and any other course in which writing is required. The MWC is available to all Auburn students and is located in the RBD Library.  If a student needs help organizing or outlining thoughts, polishing a paper before turning in it in, or any stage in between the MWC is a great resource.
The MWC is open

  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday 4 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: RBD Library or Online via WCONLINE

Appointments can now be made through AU Access. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to schedule your appointment.

MWC Support: For immediate questions and support, please contact the MWC Zoom Helpline. Front desk representatives are available whenever the MWC is open.

  • Online: https://aub.ie/MWCHelp, passcode is 3436
  • Phone: (346) 248-7799, meeting number 95362163341, passcode 3436

For general questions, please feel free to contact us at universitywriting@auburn.edu or tel:(334) 844-7475.

The mission of the Loyd Math Learning Lab is to enhance mathematics education for Auburn’s student athletes. Highly qualified Tutors are available for individual or small group sessions. If you have a math question, just schedule a drop-in appointment through Advise Assist. Once you confirm your appointment, you will receive an email with the Zoom location to meet with one of our math lab monitors. You can join immediately to get the assistance you need.

The Computer Laboratory is open to student athletes on weekdays and every night of Study Table.  It is also open during the final examination period.  The Athletic Department Help Desk is available to assist student-athletes with IT issues (334-844-9477).

The SADC is wireless-capable (AU_WiFi) for any student-owned devices, and there are many thin clients available for student-athlete, strategist, and tutor use.  All computers are linked to a high-volume printer for school assignment use.  In addition to the lab and study computers, laptops are available for student-athletes to check on a first-come, first-served basis. A laptop request should be obtained from an Academic Counselor 48 hours prior to the travel date.

All computers in the laboratory are equipped with the standard suite of software made available to all students.  The lab environment is also available remotely by accessing wde.auburn.edu from any web-capable device.  When appropriate and within rules and guidelines, SASS may purchase required software for a student.