Your first year at ASU is a time to explore new ideas, meet new people, and grow as an educated citizen. You will have opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. You will also find many programs and services designed to help you achieve your personal and academic goals.
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your freshman year:
Career Services offers advising with a Career Specialist or Career Peer Advisor during individual 50-minute appointments or drop-in hours. We are highly skilled, experienced, and specifically trained to assist students with the career planning and implementation process. Topics may include, but are not limited to: researching major/career options, critiquing resumes and cover letters, developing interviewing skills, navigating Sun Devil CareerLink, negotiating salary/benefit offers, and maximizing productivity at a career event. Call (602) 496-1213 to arrange an appointment.
Disability Resource Center
602.496.4321, 602.496.0378 (TTY) campus.asu.edu/downtown/DRC
UCENT 1st Floor, M-F 8-5
ASU facilitates access for qualified students with disabilities through the provision of reasonable and effective accommodations. Students who have a documented disability or suspect a disability are encouraged to meet with Disability Resource Center (DRC) staff to discuss eligibility.
NOTE: Information regarding disabilities is confidential. Disability documentation is required.
TRiO Student Support Services at the Downtown Phoenix Campus is a multi-faceted retention and graduation program for low income, first generation students, and students with disabilities. Services include free individual tutoring, a laptop loan program, access to a computer lab, and many more. TRiO participants also receive access to individual academic, professional and career guidance. The TRiO office is located in the Historic Post Office.
University Academic Success Programs at the DPc
Student Success Center: UCENT 171
The Writing Center: UCENT 164
studentsuccess.asu.edu/downtown ; (602) 496-4278
Office Hours: M-F 8am-5 pm (during the semester)
Tutoring hours: Schedule varies from semester to semester – hours posted by end of first week of classes
University Academic Success Programs (UASP) at the Downtown Phoenix campus (DPc) is a part of a university-wide unit that has Student Success Centers (SSC) and Writing Centers (WC) on each of the ASU campuses. The DPc SSC and WC are conveniently located on the first floor of the University Center Building. The SSC offers free, high quality academic success programs and services to help ASU students achieve academic excellence, particularly those attending classes on the Downtown Phoenix campus. Our College Reading and Learning Association certified and professionally trained staff provide tutoring in a variety of subject areas, Supplemental Instruction, academic workshops, and classroom presentations to support students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines. Computers are located throughout the SSC so students may use a broad range of course-related, learning-style based, or conventional software — including adaptive technology for our students with disabilities. The Writing Center, also located on the first floor of the University Center Building, is a place where students can work one-on-one with a writing tutor, pick up valuable resource materials and handouts, and receive other writing-related support. Overall, DPc UASP services includes: The Writing Center, Subject Area Tutoring Services, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Workshops, and University Bridge. Other programs and services include American Indian Student Support Services. Our free resources include; learning style assessment inventory; general chemistry, biology, or anatomy flashcards; a variety of subject-related handouts; practice problems and exams for your chemistry or anatomy and physiology classes; 3D eye, ear, brain, heart, and skeleton Models; 3D molecular model kit; dictionary, thesaurus, APA/MLA/Turabian/Chicago style manuals and other writing materials; etc.