If you need help with the course you are taking, your first contact should be your instructor. In addition other resources are available. Some are listed below.

ISU Library – Online and Distance Learning

The ISU Library supports Iowa State online and distance learning, helping students and instructors to more easily access and use Library materials and services.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is a collection of services and programs designed to help you reach your academic goals. We offer individualized and group experiences, course-specific and general academic assistance, and even credit and non-credit programs. It’s up to you to choose and use those which can help you strengthen your learning and earn the grades you want!

Writing and Media Center

The Iowa State University Writing and Media Center helps students become stronger, more confident writers and communicators. The WMC offers tailored, one-on-one conferences for undergraduate students from all disciplines who are working on any form of written, oral, visual, or electronic communication.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Program in the Academic Success Center (ASC) is the centralized process of getting and becoming a tutor at Iowa State University. While individual academic departments and colleges may also offer tutoring opportunities and services, the Tutoring  Program in the ASC is designed to be a one-stop-shop in a centralized location.

Supplemental Instruction Sessions

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic support program offering free, regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. SI sessions are facilitated by SI Leaders, who are undergraduate students who have previously taken the course and demonstrated academic competency in the subject area.

Student Disability Resources

Student Disability Resources is a unit in the Dean of Students Office responsible for coordinating reasonable accommodations for ISU students with documented disabilities. Please contact us at 515.294.7220 or by email at with any questions or to arrange a meeting if you need academic accommodations. We look forward to hearing from you.

Learning Communities

Team up for adventure by joining one of Iowa State’s top-ranked learning communities. Committed to help students achieve academic success, learning communities are small groups of students who generally take two or three courses together and may also live near each other in the same residence hall.