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Academic Support and Learning Advancement

Success is not a solo endeavor.

ASLA peer leader kudos

Congratulations to ASLA Peer Leader Umar Kamara for receiving Northwestern's 2024 Student Employee of the Year Award in Community Service! This award recognizes his outstanding contribution to his peers, ASLA, and Northwestern. Read more about Umar's recognition.

How does ASLA help?

Mistake-friendly environments.

"I really appreciated the environment of my study group, which allowed for anyone to ask a question about anything at any time."

— Aaron Klobnak '24

Supportive peer leaders.

"The tutors were so genuinely nice, and not condescending or arrogant about their severely-better-than-mine math skills!” 

— Lilian Avril '22

Emphasis on growth.

"The study group definitely helped me stay focused on the course, and it helped me figure out my weak points and then ask questions to solidify my understanding."

— Courtlyn Brown '25

Find a learning opportunity that works for you

If you're a Northwestern student, you're a skilled learner — but that doesn't mean you never need help. The best learners are the ones who seek (and give) support when it's needed.

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Explore your opportunities

Academic strategies programming provides undergrads with sustained small-group mentoring, individual coaching, and interactive workshops.

Course support offers undergrads weekly small study groups and drop-in study and tutoring help.

Make an appointment with one of our staff members to help you find the best resources and develop a plan to achieve your goals.

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Become a peer leader

Would you like to support other Northwestern students as they navigate their academic paths? Consider applying to be a peer academic leader! There are opportunities for students with a wide range of skill sets and interests. Recruitment takes place in winter/spring. Reach out if you'd like to learn more.

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