Academic Support

At Slippery Rock University, we believe that academic support lays the unshakeable foundation for student success. Explore all of the resources designed to help build your monumental future.

  • The Writing Center is available to students in all disciplines looking for peer feedback on their work and insight into the writing process as a whole.

  • The Tutorial Center will connect students with a highly qualified undergraduate peer tutor who can assist with supplemental instruction and study skills individually or in a group, at no out of pocket cost.

Writing Center

Talking with others about academic, professional, or personal writing projects is one very important aspect of strengthening ourselves as writers. Writing Center Consultants help you navigate your writing goals, obstacles, or challenges. They provide one-to-one support at any stage of your writing process and with any writing-related assignment. You may benefit from brainstorming your approach to an essay or research assignment, talking through a drafted paper, or working with a Writing Consultant on revising or resubmitting your draft. All Writing Center consultants are professionally qualified and trained to assist.

Summer 2024

All summer sessions are online. We offer synchronous sessions (where you talk to a consultant in real-time) or asynchronous sessions (attach your paper and get writing feedback sent back to you).

Hours of Operation

May 8- May 31: Mon (10:00am- 3:00pm); Thurs (10:00am-3:00pm); Friday (10:00am-3:00pm)

June 1- June 30: Tues (8:00am-12:00pm); Wed (10:00am-2:30pm); Thurs (2:30-5:30pm); Sat (10:00am-12:00pm)

July 1- July 23: Mon- Fri (4:30-7:30 pm)

Appointment Scheduling (for students)

Please schedule using our online scheduling platform. Follow this link to make an appointment or go to New users will be asked to complete a registration form before having access to the schedule. Further instructions for making and accessing your appointment are posted at the top of the scheduling platform once you are logged in

The last 5-10 minutes of your appointment is reserved for re-capping your session, planning next steps, and completing the end-of-session report with the Writing Center Consultant. Students receive this report via their SRU email, which we can send to instructors if requested during the session.

Online-Synchronous Sessions (for students)

You will chat in real-time with a consultant either through messaging, audio, and/or video through our online scheduling system, WCO.

  • Login to your account and select an open slot (white) and fill out the prompted form. Be sure to select the “Online-Synchronous” option at the top.
  • Log back in at least 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment
  • Select the orange appointment slot on the day and time you scheduled your appointment for
  • Select the red “Start Online Appointment” link on the appointment form
  • Follow the instructions on the online platform or wait for your consultant to assist

Online-Asynchronous Sessions (for students)

This option is for students who wish to upload their paper and receive written feedback from a consultant without meeting in real-time.

  • Login into your account and select an open slot (white), which is when your consultant will provide feedback for you. If you schedule on Monday from 9am-10am, that’s the time frame when your consultant will work on your paper. Fill out the prompted form. Be sure to select the “Online-Asynchronous” option at the top. At the end of the form, be sure to upload your paper and any assignment instructions provided by your instructor.
  • You will receive an email when your feedback is sent back to you. You can also access submitted feedback through the scheduling system (select the appointment you schedule and locate the document your consulstant attached).

Special Requests from Faculty (for faculty)

If you would like support on creating writing assignment descriptions, lesson plans, or activities or would like to talk through how the Writing Center can provide support for you and/or your students through a specialized in-class workshop or structured peer-review session, please contact and the Director will reach out. All other ideas/requests not listed above are also welcome. Let’s collaborate!

Note on Required or Extra Credit Visits (for faculty)

If you plan to require students to visit the writing center or offer extra credit as a part of your class, please reach out to the Writing Center Director ( before doing so. Required and extra credit visits can be beneficial for students but without necessary context and preparation from Writing Center staff, those sessions can inscribe negative connotations with writing, unintentionally. Just reach out and we will prepare!

Note for Fall 2024 (for students and faculty)

The Fall schedule will be posted in mid-August. We will have in-person, online-synchronous, and online-asynchronous sessions. Upon faculty requests, we also offer Writing Center in-class Introductions that last about 10-15 minutes where we talk about who we are, what we do, and how to access our services.

SRU Writing Center Contact
Email or call (724) 738-2654.

Tutorial Center

The SRU Tutorial Center offers free academic assistance to SRU students. Our highly qualified peer tutors are trained to provide students with quality services through in-person or virtual appointments. Individual and Group Tutoring Sessions are available. For more information or questions about tutoring, please contact us per the information below.  

Contact Information: 

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Location: 113 Bailey Library 
  • Phone: 724.738.2845 
  • Email: (Please allow a reasonable amount of time for a response)  

How to Request Tutoring

Students can request a tutor by visiting their MySRU portal and selecting Tutor Request. Students will then be redirected to the Accudemia website where they can schedule an appointment with a tutor for academic assistance. If no tutor is listed for the desired course, please email us at

Summer & Winter Session Tutoring

Students taking summer classes can receive academic support through, which a virtual 24/7 tutoring platform. To request a tutor during the summer and winter sessions, please visit your D2L portal and select the “” tab on the main page.  Please note that the Tutorial Center does not offer in-person, peer tutoring during the summer and winter sessions.  

Apply to Be a Tutor

The Tutorial Center invites upper-class students from all academic areas to apply to be a peer tutor. Our tutors gain valuable leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills to prepare for their future career goals. Peer tutors must have received a grade of an A or B in the class they wish to tutor and have an overall GPA of 2.7. Please visit Handshake to submit your application today! Visit to apply today!