Academic Support Initiatives
The Adult and Commuter Affairs Center offers a number of academic support intiatives for students. Please browse through our website to learn more about how we can support your academic experience.
Academic Tutoring Services
Welcome to Academic Tutoring Services! We offer individualized in person and online tutoring options for current students and prospective KSU students. Our appointments are 50 minutes in duration with optional computers and resource materials. With over 50 courses taught, clients who utilize this service find our tutoring sessions to be beneficial to their academic success.
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Online Academic Tutoring Services - Smarthinking
Need a supplement to your current in-person tutoring at KSU? Would you like to work with a tutor at 1:00 am or Sunday at 3:00 pm? Check out Smarthinking! Register today for free online tutoring access 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
Register for Online Tutoring (First Time Users)
To register for Online Academic Tutoring Services, please Click Here.
Online Academic Tutoring Services Log in
The Online Academic Tutoring Services is located on D2L Brightspace once you are enrolled in the course. Use your KSU net id and password.
KSU Writing Center Satellite Services
Spring 2017 Hours
Wednesdays: 3 pm - 5 pm
***Appointments are taken on a walk-in basis
Location: ACSA Center (Kennesaw Campus)
The KSU Writing Center will be offering satellite services this fall. The Writing Center tutors can help students with:
- Moving forward with your writing process—whether you have a completed draft or are still trying to figure out how to get started.
- Focusing your topic or hone your thesis.
- Reviewing your assignment sheet and make a checklist to make sure you meet the assignment requirements.
- Organizing your ideas into a coherent structure & developing your ideas.
- Finding strategies for addressing particular problems in a draft.
- Identifying patterns of error in grammar, punctuation, or mechanics and learn ways to address them.
- Helping identify resources you can use when your session is over.
Prior Learning Assessment
Prior Learning Assessment allows learners to earn credit for college level learning through various forms of assessment. Prior learning assessment, experiential learning, alternative credit, or credit for prior learning are many names for the same pathway to college credit.
College level learning gained outside of a traditional academic setting may come from varied sources: work experience, military service, training programs, community service, independent study, professional certifications, or even self-directed learning such as open source courseware.
PLA is available to all students fully admitted to KSU. Prior learning can be assessed in several ways:
- Portfolio-based Assessment - Evaluations of student portfolios developed with help from an advisor.
- Advanced Placement (AP) exams - A series of tests developed by the College Board initially for AP High School courses, including 34 exams in 19 subject areas.
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams - Tests of college material offered by the College Board. (https://www.collegeboard.org/)
- DSST exams - over 30 exams provide an effective method for evidencing prior learning. DSST fund the exams for active-duty military and their spouses however DSST tests are not just for those in the military. Additional information is available at getcollegecredit.com.
- Challenge Exams - tests developed by a KSU college or department to verify learning achievement.