Academic help is available through academic advisors, professors, classmates, tutor registries and more. In our University Learning Centre, we offer specialized help in math and statistics, academic writing and study skills. Find out more about the University Learning Centre.
At the U of S, a First-Year Learning Community (LC) is a group of 30 to 40 first-year students who choose a common set of two or three classes. In addition to sharing a common classroom experience in large lectures, students gather as a smaller community in a weekly LC Hour guided by two successful senior student peer mentors.
You can join one of 29 U of S Learning Communities if you are a first-year student in one of the following colleges:
LC Hours focus on:
- Community engagement
- Academic enrichment
- Collaborative learning
- Program/career exploration
Find out more about Learning Communities.
The College of Arts and Science has two programs specifically for first year students to help them transition to university life.
The Arts and Science Transition Program was designed for students whose high school grades fall below the College of Arts and Science’s admission requirements. With small classes—a maximum of 25 students—as well as innovative instructors and numerous other support and advising services, the transition program equips students with the tools they need to be successful at the U of S.
The College of Arts and Science’s Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP) helps first-year Aboriginal students develop a community on campus, improve their academic skills and set academic and career goals.
In the ASAP Learning Communities, a small group of Aboriginal first-year students register in a common set of three classes, including courses such as psychology, English and biology. Students interested in the program can contact the Aboriginal Student Achievement Office at ASAO@arts.usask.ca for more information.