Columbia students have a remarkable support network to help them achieve their full academic potential: advisers, tutors, librarians, writing coaches, and professional staff. Our most successful students don’t wait until they need help – they form relationships with these experts early on to learn how to study smarter, plan ahead, and fully utilize the many opportunities the University provides.
Berick Center for Student Advising
Tutoring & Academic Skill Development
Help Rooms serve CC and SEAS students seeking extra academic help with subjects such as chemistry, physics, statistics, mathematics, and more. Students can drop in during open hours to ask questions of faculty and graduate assistants and receive help with coursework. Help Room schedules are available on department websites.
Faculty and teaching assistant office hours are posted on course syllabi, departmental websites, and faculty office doors. Office hours are times set aside by a faculty member to meet with students to clarify concepts, discuss assignments, and mentor potential majors. Students can take advantage of these hours to ask questions, address concerns, and connect with faculty.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides writers of all levels and abilities — from first-year students to seniors working on their theses — with the opportunity to get help from writing experts. Writing consultants will work with students at any stage in the writing process.
Language Resource Center
Columbia University Libraries
Columbia University Libraries also offers workshops, training programs, and personal consultations. From in-person appointments with research librarians, to consultations with subject experts on discipline-specific projects, to workshops on library software and research citation management, our top-tier libraries can be a major part of your academic support ecosystem.