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Be equipped to succeed academically

As a Southwest Baptist University student, you have numerous resources available to help you succeed academically and prepare for life after graduation.

I love having the opportunity to grow. The transition to high school to college is difficult, but the professors are so helpful. They have high expectations for me in class. At SBU, you are held to a higher standard.

Kinsey Shelton, English Education major from Highland, Ill.
Kinsey Shelton, SBU student

Study Support

Whether you need tips for writing an essay or assistance with coursework, there are plenty of resources available to help support you in your studies.

  • University Writing Center — This free service connects you with help for any stage of the writing process and is open weekly (appointments are encouraged) in the Jester Learning and Performance Center.
  • Math Lab — Receive help in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus and more during the Math Lab, open in the evenings Monday through Thursday (specific hours and locations vary).
  • Research One — Looking for one-on-one research assistance? You can have an individual appointment with your college's librarian for guidance about navigating library resources and researching for assignments.
  • Run 2 Win — If you need a little extra help making a successful transition into college, Run 2 Win will connect you with an upperclassman mentor who will help you study for your classes and talk through any issues that may arise during your time at SBU. Stop by the University Success Center for more information.
  • Study Sessions — Benefit from extra study time during various Study Sessions, which focus on specific courses and are led by upperclassmen who have already taken the course and succeeded.
  • Science Tutoring — Looking for help in science courses? Take advantage of tutoring offered by chemistry faculty or upperclassmen biology students throughout the semester.
  • Biblical Studies Tutoring — Students in Theta Alpha Kappa, the national religious studies and theology honor society, provide tutoring for introductory Biblical studies and theology courses. You can attend group study sessions or get individual help from tutors.
  • Review Sessions — Attend review sessions held throughout the year for various classes.

University Success Center

The University Success Center (USC) assists first-year and transfer students as you transition into life at SBU. As a new student to SBU, you will take seminar classes and receive personalized academic advising through the USC as you adjust academically, emotionally, spiritually and socially at SBU.

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Make an academic plan

We have resources available to help you plan your class schedule and make sure you enroll in all the classes you need to complete your desired degree.

prepare for a career

SBU's Office of Career Services provides valuable resources to help prepare you to succeed in a career after you graduate. Examples of resources provided by Career Services include:

  • Job search databases
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Mock job interviews
  • Career fairs
  • Career counseling and assessments

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Expand your learning

SBU encourages you to excel academically and take advantage of the many opportunities offered, such as:

  • Take your learning global through the Study Abroad program
  • Conduct research under the guidance of the Research Review Board
  • Explore the University Libraries — get help from their Research Assistance desk, work on group projects in a study room, utilize Media Services resources, or just pick up a book to read for fun!