Resources for Academic Success

We want to help you acheive your goals of a degree in science as well as help you acheive your larger educational and career goals.  To that end, UCSC offers a wide range of programs and services focused on student success:

Academic Excellence (ACE) Program

ACE is an academic success and retention program designed to increase the diversity of UCSC students earning bachelors’ degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides a community for students that supplements their course work and helps them navigate UCSC and the undergraduate teaching and research opportunities available to them. ACE students engage in active learning, collaborative problem solving discussion sections for selected math and science courses. The courses that the program supports, the discussion section meeting times, and the on-line application are available on the ACE web site. While the program is open to all undergraduates who indicate a proposed or declared STEM major, STEM students who are members of UCSC’s Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) have priority over others. 

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Do you have a learning disability? Testing anxiety? Or other functional limitation impeding your academic progress?  The DRC may be able to help you.

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)

If you are a first generation, low-income or educationally disadvantaged students, EAOP may be able to provide you additional support.

Engaging Education (e2)

Engaging Education is a Student-Initiated Outreach and Retention Center for student engagement and academic excellence for (but not excluded to) students of color.

Learning Support Services (LSS)

LSS refers students to a wide range of academic support services, such as tutoring, Modified Supplemental Instruction (MSI), study skills workshops, and organizes study groups.  

Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS) 

If you are a transfer student, 25 years or older, or a parent, STARS provides a a variety of workshops and services that both help students transition to UCSC and succeed in acheiving your academic goals.