Academic Assistance Center
Judith Lynch, Director
101 Holton Hall
The Academic Assistance Center provides a comprehensive and coordinated system for the identification, diagnosis, advisement, counseling, and referral of students to the various academic support services available at K-State. In addition, the AAC provides direct academic support through programs which include:
Free tutoring is available in a variety of introductory courses through the EOF tutoring program. Students desiring assistance on a regular basis are assigned to small groups that meet weekly with a peer tutor who assists them with course content and learning strategies. Walk-in tutoring sessions are also available on evenings and weekends.
The University Experience
The AAC offers the course EDCEP 111 The University Experience to new students for 1-3 hours of credit. This course provides any new student with a general orientation to K-State and university life. Topics covered include study skills, effective use of campus resources, academic planning, career decision making, and university policies and procedures.
The AAC provides a math review class for students desiring basic review of pre-algebra mathematics before actually enrolling in a formal mathematics course. Assistance with Intermediate or College Algebra is available to students enrolling in The University Experience as a part of that course. Students who are unsure of which math course to enroll in may take a 45-minute math placement exam. This assessment is available on a walk-in basis in the AAC.
PILOTS is a cooperative, year-long program meant to provide structure and encourage academic discipline and critical reasoning for qualifying entering freshmen. Students enjoy smaller classes, a computer Reading/Writing Lab, a clustering of support courses, and free tutoring. Classes are geared to a diversity of learning styles.
Credit by examination
K-State offers students a variety of quiz-out programs through which a student may earn academic credit in specific courses. The AAC is the campus service agency for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the DANTES Program, and the American College Test Proficiency Examination Program (ACT-PEP). The center will also provide consultation and conduct utility studies for academic departments interested in implementing a credit-by-examination program. Information and registration for the CLEP, DANTES, and ACT-PEP programs are available from the AAC.
Entrance and professional examinations
The AAC administers the following examinations, which are often required to enter selected undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs. Contact the AAC to obtain further information concerning these and other examinations.
American College Test (ACT)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Optometry Admission Testing Program (OATP)
Praxis Series (NTE, PPST)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Test of Spoken English (TSE)
Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT)