Academic Support Services

College Success Course

The College Success Course is a one-credit interdisciplinary course open to all students.

The first class covers strategies for success and critical thinking. Students in this class get to know campus resources, and explore personal learning styles and goals. Topics include time management techniques, test-taking strategies, money management, memorization strategies, health and wellness issues, note-taking methods and other essential strategies to facilitate success. Students will also develop analytical skills and learn to think at a higher level about textbooks, lectures, contemporary issues, and the media.

In the other class, "Exploring Majors and Careers," students examine interests, skills, values, and goals and explore major and career options. They will learn how to use this information to begin to chart a personal career path.

The College Success Course is cross-listed in the course schedule under the College of Arts and Sciences (department of interdisciplinary studies), the School of Nursing and Health Professions, and the School of Management; the course numbers 50, 52 and 53 are the same in each school or college. If you have questions about the College Success course, please contact First Year Student Services at (415) 422-6841.

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services strives to promote a fully integrated University experience for students with disabilities by ensuring that students have equal access to all areas of University life. Student Disability Services provides academic accommodations.

Common examples of reasonable accommodations may include but are not limited to provision of materials in alternative format, exam accommodations, note-taking services, reader services, sign-language interpreting and real-time captioning as supported by documentation of disability.

Contacts with Student Disability Services are private and confidential. Disability-related information will not be released without written consent of the student except on a need-to-know basis. For more information about Student Disability Services and other services available to students with disabilities, please contact:

Student Disability Services, Gleeson Lower Level Room 20, (415) 422-2613, (415) 422-5834 (v/tdd), (415) 422-5906 (fax)

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.

The Learning and Writing Center

The Learning Center provides individual and group tutoring for USF students free of charge during the Fall and Spring semesters. Limited services are available during Intersession and Summer session. Learning Center staff members help students solve academic challenges, assist students interested in forming study groups, and facilitate workshops in study skills, time management, and other topics.

The Writing Center is staffed by faculty members who work with students to help them improve their writing skills. Writing Center staff members provide feedback on students' writing and can tailor a program of instruction to meet individual needs. The Learning and Writing Center is located in Cowell 227. The Learning Center phone number is (415) 422-6713. The Writing Center phone number is (415) 422-6715.