Learning Support & Resources

When you come to USC, it’s not to study alone — you are part of a learning community made up of faculty, staff, and fellow students.  We’re here to support your academic growth and success!

Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

The Kortschak Center provides a broad array of innovative services to students with learning differences including individual learning strategy sessions with an academic coach and assistive technology.

Academic Counseling Services

Students who are undecided, new to USC, or experiencing academic difficulty can meet with an Academic Counselor who can help identify challenges and obstacles to academic success. Counselors work with students in transition to explore academic options while making the most of various opportunities and support resources across campus.

Academic Resources

There are a variety of resources for learning support based on the school or subject.  Check out these services and programs for academic advisement, peer tutoring, preparing for careers/graduate school, and more.

Disability Services and Programs

Disability Services and Programs (DSP) provides support services necessary to enable students with disabilities to develop their maximum academic potential while having the dignity to work independently.

Tutoring Services

One‐on‐one and small‐group tutoring is commonly available for courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Language (Spanish, French, and Italian). Tutoring for additional courses is also available upon request.

Testing Services

Need placement in the Math or Chemistry course sequence?  Exams are offered throughout the year.  Learn more here.

Academic Conduct

Plagiarism – presenting someone else’s ideas as your own, either verbatim or recast in your own words – is a serious academic offense with serious consequences. Please familiarize yourself with the discussion of plagiarism in SCampus in Part B, Section 11, “Behavior Violating University Standards”.  Other forms of academic dishonesty are equally unacceptable.  See additional information in SCampus and university policies on scientific misconduct.

Support Systems

The University has developed a variety of campus resources to provide additional support to students.