Academic Support Center

Direct instructional assistance is provided to Florida Tech students by the Academic Support Center (ASC). The ASC provides free one-on-one tutoring in all required first year courses and many other undergraduate courses. The ASC also offers small weekly study groups and a library of self-help materials.

Our current activities include the following:

  • One-to-one, one-hour tutoring sessions in most undergraduate courses, particularly chemistry, computer science, and physics.
  • One-to-one assistance in English, writing, and speech courses from English instructors who will aid the student in improving communication skills by suggesting exercises, answering questions, and reviewing written work.
  • Study groups of three or more students who meet weekly with one tutor for group help and support in a single subject.
  • Supplemental viewing of videotapes as arranged by the instructor.
  • Disability services.
  • Programmed self-help materials in chemistry, statistics, English grammar, speed reading, and study skills.

The FRESH Program

The objective of the FRESH (Freshman Retention by Evaluation and Systematic Help) Program is to do everything possible to assure that our students are successful in their studies at Florida Tech. With its primary focus on academic concerns, the program designs activities to promote the students' academic development.

Our current activities include the following:

  • Placement and advanced standing examinations.
  • Counseling students when they need help with their studies or with campus life as it relates to their studies.
  • Student success courses (ASC 1000 University Experience and ASC 1005 Strategies For Success).
  • Midterm progress reports.
  • Liaison between students and academic units.
  • Student opinion survey of both academic and support services offered by the university.
  • FRESH newsletter that keeps students informed about timely academic advising activities and about the services available to them.
  • Student retention initiatives.
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.