Life Sciences Advisement
LSA advisors can discuss campus resources available to help students improve their GPA
Academic Success Center
Location: 2590 WSC, 801-422-2689, casc.byu.edu
Daily workshops covering the following topics: listening and notetaking, memory, stress management, test preparation, advanced reading strategies, and time management. If you can't make it during the scheduled times, you can schedule an individual appointment or meet with a peer mentor for individualized assistance.
University Accessibility Center
Location: 2170 WSC (behind Subway in the Cougareat), 801-422-2767, uac.byu.edu
UAC services include providing disability-related academic and housing accommodations, psycho-educational testing, and more."The UAC seeks to provide students with disabilities equal access to all opportunities at BYU and to create an environment that facilitates learning and assists students in reaching their full potential. At the very least, the UAC can provide a supportive environment where you can discuss your concerns with a qualified coordinator and receive some direction."
On Campus Tutoring Assistance
Student Development Courses
More info can be found at http://catalog.byu.edu/courses?cd=244
These courses are designed to help each unique student develop the skills necessary for ultimate academic career, and life success. These courses may not fulfill major requirements.
Your Professor and TAs
Many professors have great suggestions on how to be successful in their class. Meeting with TAs is a great way to review material and ask questions. Visit professors and TAs during their office hours. If your schedule conflicts with their office hours, email them to set up another time to meet.
Location: B150 ASB, 801-422-2634, https://registrar.byu.edu/section/records
Petitions - https://registrar.byu.edu/petitions. A resource for students whose poor academic performance was a result of extenuating circumstances not related to academics but affected a student’s academics (Death of a close relative, illness or injury including depression). Students may submit a petition to withdraw from courses. Meet with your Life Sciences Advisor for more information.
Incomplete Contracts, https://registrar.byu.edu/incomplete-contracts. You may request an incomplete grade (I) from your instructor if you had a nonacademic emergency (serious illness, personal injury, death in the immediate family, etc.) occur after the discontinuance deadline. An incomplete contract allows you to have up to one year to complete the unfinished coursework with your instructor. If the contract is not completed, a failing grade (IE) will be given.
Reduce work hours in order to increase study hours. Many students are unable to achieve their GPA goal because they are working too many hours during the semester. We recommend 15 hours or less of work per week.