Strategies for Academic Success

Illinois Wesleyan University provides significant support for students to achieve academic success. In order to be successful in college, students need to learn how to best study, manage their time, and utilize the resources available to them. It is ok to ask for help!  If a student is struggling in a course, the first person the student should talk to is the professor; he or she will be able to provide information on how to be successful in that course. Academic advisors can also help students identify challenging issues and make referrals to appropriate campus resources. In addition, the following printed resources are available:


Academic Skills Series

The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate each semester to present the Academic Skills Series, a series of programs designed to assist students in the development of and/or strengthening of academic skills (in and out of the classroom) needed to be successful at IWU.

The Academic Skills Series is held on the following Wednesdays from 12-12:50pm in CNS E101.  Students can pick a specific topic to join us, or attend all sessions. (FREE Papa John's PIZZA provided for lunch!)

Please visit the Academic Skills Series website for the current schedule.

Peer Tutoring Services

Many departments on campus offer peer tutoring services; students should contact their professor or the Department Chair for the specific class for details.

Online Resources

The following web resources providing a starting point to all that exist regarding time management, study skills, and transitioning to college:

How to Get the Most Out of Studying: A Video Series

Time Management & Study Skills Resources:

College Transition Resources:


Contact information:

Illinois Wesleyan University
Holmes Hall 110
1312 Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-556-3231 (phone)
309-556-3436 (fax)