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Academic Support


The College of Arts and Science's Office of Undergraduate Education is here to assist you with administrative matters related to studying in A&S. Contact the office at (615) 322-2844  or


The Center for Student Wellbeing (CSW) is offering online Academic Skills Coaching for the 2020-2021 academic year. The transition to remote learning is challenging for many students, and the CSW can help you handle it successfully. They’ve also created topical workshops to help you cope with stress in a healthy way and maintain academic success during this difficult period.


The Vanderbilt Center for Languages (VCL) supports students and faculty studying and teaching languages other than English. The center promotes interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty outside of language programs and leads the university’s pioneering work to integrate language learning into its residential communities. VCL is a bridge to our multilingual city and connects Vanderbilt to language communities around the world. The center offers a range of resources, including placement testing, tutoring, Language Tables, workshops, and various opportunities to practice languages with others.


The Learning Assistants program provides support to students taking introductory STEM courses. Learning assistants, or LAs, are undergraduates who serve as peer educators in STEM courses that they have previously taken. They support students in the courses by facilitating small-group discussions, listening to students’ ideas, and prompting students to think more deeply about challenging content. They often help in implementing active learning components of a course, helping students work in groups to answer conceptual questions, tackle problems, discuss different scientific models/perspectives, or summarize/organize complex material.


The Heard Libraries house nearly 5 million volumes in their nine campus libraries. Most materials are shelved in open stacks and are available to students and faculty through the libraries’ online catalog. The Heard Libraries website also provides access to millions more online resources, including full-text journals, indexes, and other research resources, and is accessible remotely via the campus network and from workstations in each library.

Some of the specialized resources of the Heard Libraries include:

Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center

Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science & Engineering Library

Subject Librarians

Special Collections and University Archives


Student Access  helps ensure reasonable accommodations, both in and out of the classroom, for students with diagnosed disabilities who have substantial limitations. Accommodations are available for both permanent and temporary disabilities . Visit their website for more information.


At Vanderbilt Tutoring Services, you can meet individually with a talented staff of tutors who will help you enhance your academic performance through the power of collaborative learning. A number of departments offer drop-in learning support services such as  Help Desks  and  Tutored Study Halls . Services typically run on a generous schedule and cultivate a group study atmosphere.  Drop-in STEM Tutoring is offered by the School of Engineering and is open to all students taking STEM-based classes. Subject-specific tutoring is offered for: biological sciences, chemistry, economics, foreign languagesmathematics, and physics.


The Writing Studio fosters conversation, collaboration, and critical reflection on writing. Open to all members of Vanderbilt’s scholarly community, the Studio provides opportunities to receive constructive feedback from trained consultants and to develop strategies for all stages of the writing process.