EOF partners with many centers, programs, and organizations that provide numerous resources to assist you along your journey through Rutgers. These resources are at your fingertips; all you have to do is take advantage of them.
Learning Centers (LC)
The Rutgers Learning Centers offer a variety of academic support services to promote student achievement and academic excellence.
RLC academic support services include tutoring, academic coaching, course specific study groups, GRE preparation, course support, a variety of workshops, scholarship assistance, and a variety of course support materials.
The tutoring program provides both group and one-on-one tutoring, as well as a live interactive online tutoring program that can be accessed from the comfort of your home or dorm room. The center is also available as a comfortable and quiet place to study.
New to the LC are televised review sessions on tape for viewing—either as part of a live studio audience on RU-tv Channel 8 or via webcast.
Career Services assists students and alumni in career matters and life planning including identification and assessment of their core competency skills, investigation and exploration of academic and/or professional area interests, and a greater understanding of the world of work. They offer a host of workshops from choosing a major and résumè writing to Graduate School planning and career assessment and placement, as well as resources and strategies developing career plans, finding internships and full-time jobs, and making successful career transitions.
They have two locations, on the Busch and College Avenue campuses. They offer one of the largest and most comprehensive operations in the country.
Student Support Services (SSS) (TRiO)
SSS is a federally-funded TRiO Program to help students overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to higher education. SSS offers FREE ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING, ACADEMIC & CAREER COACHING, and a COMPUTER LABORATORY. They also lend NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS for students to use on a short-term basis for class projects.
For further information, call 848-445-4001.
Office for Diversity & Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS)
ODASIS is a support program which serves students from under-represented groups who are interested in pursuing careers in the sciences, technical, or allied health professions. They offer academic advising and tutorial sessions in core math and science courses such as biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, genetics, systems physiology, biochemistry, pre-calculus, calculus and statistics. They also offer study groups, career counseling, and motivational and study skills workshops. They advise students about research training and scholarship opportunities, as well as experience in health care facilities.
In addition, ODASIS provides the tools necessary for students to succeed academically in the sciences by employing proper study and time management techniques, developing organizational, problem solving, analytical thinking, and critical reading skills, as well as tools to improve study and test-taking skills.
For further information, call 848-445-6878.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate program identifies, recruits, prepares, and assists academically talented, first-generation, low-income, and traditionally underrepresented minority college students (sophomores, juniors, or seniors), and encourages them to enter programs that lead to doctoral degrees. Students are given intensive preparation for graduate school, including mentoring relationships with outstanding faculty, long-term research opportunities and internships, continuous advisement, preparation for the Graduate Record Examination, acclimation to graduate school life and the academic department environment, and assistance with graduate school admissions. Four program goals are: improving academic performance, providing opportunities for research and scholarship, improving the likelihood of admission to graduate school, and preparing students for success in graduate/doctoral programs. The Program is named in Honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the laser physicist and Challenger space shuttle astronaut, and is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Education.
For further information, call 848-445-3090.
Aresty Research Center
The Aresty Research Center provides individual advising for students who are new to the research process. They host workshops to aid students in finding research experiences (in a lab, on an independent project, or for a senior thesis), applying for funding, performing library research, writing abstracts, and making successful presentations and posters. They offer online resources for all students from all disciplines.
Math & Science Learning Center (MSLC)
The MSLC is a unique resource for students in the sciences. The Center is committed to providing support services for University students and outreach programs for K-12 students. Special to the MSLC are the hands-on interdisciplinary science demonstrations and activities. Student managers and employees contribute to the success of the MSLC.
The Writing Centers function in conjunction with courses offered by the Writing Program. Students in these courses may seek assistance on their own from the Writing Centers located on College Avenue, Douglass, and Livingston campuses.
Health Professions Office
The Health Professions Office is a full-time operation serving the needs of students and alumni of Rutgers University who are planning to apply to schools of medicine, dentistry and other graduate specialties. In addition to advising students, the office provides a variety of services to students including maintaining files and forwarding letters of evaluation, supplying application materials for exams and professional schools, coordinating workshops and various events, and generating a monthly newsletter of events and deadlines. The office also maintains and updates a library of materials for students' use including: reference materials, professional school catalogs, admission statistics, and a video library containing tapes about different professions, healthcare and medical ethical issues.
Consortia program for undergraduates offered by Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. It is designed to provide academic enrichment, support, and counseling for groups currently under-represented in medicine. Participants also receive career guidance and assistance in submitting applications to medical schools.
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Mathematics Immersion Program (MIP)
Summer enrichment program designed to help undergraduate students improve their mathematics skills, and broaden their use of computers as a learning tool. MIP is sponsored by the State of New Jersey, Commission on Higher Education, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program and operated out of the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) at Stevens Institute of Technology. MIP was instituted in 1987 and has served over 300 students from at least 35 New Jersey colleges and universities.
Summer Institute for Pre-Legal Studies (PRE-LEGAL)
The primary purpose of Pre-Legal is to increase the number of under-represented students who apply and gain admission to an accredited law school. Pre-Legal is funded through the Educational Opportunity Fund of the Commission on Higher Education of New Jersey and has been hosted by Seton Hall University School of Law, with participation from Rutgers University School of Law.
Biomedical Careers Program (BCP)
An intensive eight-week science enrichment program for economically and educationally under-represented students who are interested in medicine and other health related professions. The program offers three levels and six different curricula designed for students at various stages of their undergraduate education. BCP is designed to increase the academic preparedness and facilitate admission into medical or other health professional schools.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
LSAMP is designed to increase the quality and number of students from under-represented minority groups who complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This program is funded by the National Science Foundation with the long-term goal of increasing the number of under-represented students who enter STEM professions and who earn doctorates in the STEM fields. LSAMP Alliances across the country are designed to provide support services at many levels to help interested students succeed in STEM majors and careers and to provide networks with other LSAMP Scholars.