What is Academic Counseling?
Academic Counseling is an academic support program that helps students develop more effective and efficient study skills. The Academic Counseling program is designed to help all students (distance and local) experiencing academic difficulty or having a desire to improve their study skills.
The Academic Counselor conducts informational seminars throughout the semester and provides individualized consultations to students in the areas of general study effectiveness, academic and test anxiety, and other topics. The Academic Counselor consistently collaborates with both students and faculty to develop new and effective strategies to improve academic performance.
What Can You Expect to Get From Your Sessions
Our counseling sessions explore a number of topics and skills essential to making your academic career here productive and worthwhile.
Organizing and planning time for activities
Maintaining a calm demeanor under pressure
Note Taking Best Practices
Taking concise and efficient notes during lecture
Develop Effective Study Skills
Exam preparation and general study effectiveness
Focusing & Reducing Distractions
Eliminating external sources of commotion from your vision
Academic & Test Anxiety
Dealing with anxiety that comes with high stakes tasks
Understanding the information you are consuming
Course Material Organization
Organizing assignments, clinical work and exam preparation
Long Term Goals
Thinking big picture and where you want to go
Scheduling Individual Appointments
Individual Academic Counseling appointments are available to students seeking more intensive assistance. Those seeking individual appointments must directly contact the Academic Counselor through UTMB email to request an appointment. The student will receive a meeting request, via their UTMB email, to confirm the appointment date and time.