Academic Support System

In the College of Arts & Sciences at Pacific University, we go to great lengths to make sure that each student has every opportunity to succeed.

Students who are experiencing academic difficulty should be proactive in seeking help. They should meet with their professors to clarify course goals and expectations, monitor their progress in courses, and receive information about campus academic support services. Students should meet with their faculty academic advisors to discuss challenges and the means by which they may best navigate them.

We also have an Advising Center as well as Tutoring and Learning Center to assist our undergraduate students in their academic pursuits.

Workshops are offered free to students on note-taking skills, test preparation and time management. Some academic departments also offer tutoring services—students should ask their professors if a particular department offers such tutoring. The Office of Accessibility & Accomodation (OAA) Services provides services to students with documented disabilities.

Students who live on campus are encouraged to ask for assistance from their Resident Assistants and Resident Directors and transfer students are encouraged to work with the Office of Transfer Student Services for advice and counsel.

Students who take advantage of the excellent help available can usually overcome their academic difficulties.

If students require additional information or help, they should contact the Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences at 503-352-2717. We are here to help and eager to work with students who are willing to do what it takes to succeed.