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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 Exploration Advising

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.

USC Advisor Connect

USC Academic Advisor Connect is a new triage service to help students understand academic policy, grade options, and institutional resource offerings. Academic advisors are available to help students evaluate what might work best in their specific circumstance, and in more complex scenarios, they are able to advocate on a student’s behalf with other campus partners.

Office of Student Accessibility Services

The Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS, previously Disability Services and Programs) is the unit at USC responsible for ensuring equal access for students with disabilities in compliance with state and federal law. OSAS serves undergraduate, graduate and professional students; on-ground and on-line students; and students in all credit-granting courses and programs of study.

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.