Resources

GPA Calculator

This handy tool can help you set reasonable GPA goals for yourself.

Your Syllabus

Your syllabus outlines the expectations and assignments for each course. Your professors will be expecting you to follow along, and this handy document will act as your guide for the semester. Read through this document early and add exams, assignments, and readings to your planner to keep yourself organized!

Your Professor’s Office Hours

Students often think that professors are too busy or uninterested in seeing students, but professors tell us otherwise! They want students to come in and ask them questions and have set aside office hours to do so. Talking to your professor and asking questions is one of the best ways to get individual feedback on assignments and make connections with faculty members who could one day write you a recommendation.

FREE Tutoring

You do not need to spend a lot of money on a tutor. There are plenty of places to get help for free!

  • Academic Success and Tutoring Center: The Academic Success and Tutoring Center (ASTC) supports Stony Brook University’s mission of ensuring a comprehensive, high quality undergraduate education by providing services that complement classroom instruction and encourage student success.  Through collaborative efforts with academic departments and student services, the ASTC enhances, promotes, and develops tutorial and academic success programs, and is committed to creating an inclusive, supportive, student-centered learning environment, which stimulates critical thinking and productive learning. Academic Success and Tutoring Center website.
  • ​​Help Rooms: Different academic departments offer additional learning services to students. If you happen to be in one of these programs or courses you are encouraged to stop by for extra help:
    • AMS Help Room: Room 010, Harriman Hall
    • Biology Learning Center: Room 026, Life Sciences Building
    • Business Learning Center: Room 312, Harriman Hall
    • Chemistry Learning Center: Room 312, Chemistry Building
    • Physics Help Rooms: A129 & A131, Physics
  • Math Learning Center: Students are encouraged to drop-in on the Math Learning Center to receive help for any undergraduate mathematics course. Math Learning Center website.
  • Residential Tutoring Centers: There are also Tutoring Centers in the Residence Halls where both residents and commuters can get help in a variety of subjects. Residential Tutoring Centers webpage.
  • Writing Center: Make an appointment at the Writing Center for help with any and all papers, application essays, cover letters at any stage of the writing process. Writing Center website.
  • Career Center: Get help with your resumes and cover letters at the Career Center. Career Center website.
  • P.A.S.S. Tutoring: Undergraduate Student Government sponsors individual tutoring for students. P.A.S.S. Tutoring website.

​Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) & Student Health Center

Your ability to be academic success can also be linked to both your physical and mental wellness. Services are free for students. Student Health Services provides an array of services including free cold medication for those seasonal colds that can get you down. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers everything from counseling, psychiatric services, and stress management classes.

​The Dean of Students' Office

If you suffer from serious illnesses, injury, or experience a death in the family--any serious issue that could cause you to be absent from class or fail to turn in assignments in a timely fashion-- the Dean of Student’s Office can assist you in contacting your professor about your absence and direct you to the appropriate resources.

Division of Information Technology (DoIT)

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is responsible for bringing together Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) to develop tools and strategies to give you the most innovative and efficient delivery of services.

Access to email, SOLAR, Blackboard, computer labs, classroom equipment, printing, campus alerts, and computer hardware/software support are amongst the many different types of services that DoIT offers.

On the DoIT website, you will find information in regards to all of these different services as well as assistance and support you may need. 

Click here for assistance accessing or utilizing your SOLAR account.

Click here for assistance accessing or utilizing your Blackboard account.

​Your UGC Advisor

Not sure how to go about improving, what to do about a particular course, or which resource to consult? Talk to your UGC Advisor! Your advisor can help you identify ways of improving your study habits and time management and can direct you to the appropriate resources.