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Academic Support & Access Center


Academic Support & Access Center
Fax: 202-885-1042
Mary Graydon Center, Room 243

Monday-Thursday 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Academic Support & Access Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8027

Services for International Students in the ASAC

International students hanging out

The Academic Support and Access Center has several resources available to international and multilingual students, including individual instruction, group study skills workshops, one-on-one tutoring, and writing support. 

Individual Instruction

The Academic Support and Access Center has a counselor who works specifically with international students to help them gain the necessary skills for success at AU. Students can meet with this counselor for individual instruction in academic skill areas and to ease the transition to academic culture in the United States. Topics may include time management, textbook reading, note taking, classroom presentations, and preparation for exams, as well as adapting to higher education in the U.S., both in and out of the classroom. Appointments can be made in person in Mary Graydon Center 243 or by calling 202-885-3360.

Workshop Series

A variety of workshops are offered each semester by Academic Support and Access Center staff, including writing workshops for international students. A workshop schedule is available online and in the ASAC office.

Tutoring services

The ASAC has different tutoring options for all AU students. To find out more about what options are available visit the Tutoring Services page.

Writing Support

The Academic Support and Access Center's Writing Lab offers appointments weekly with writing counselors who are specially trained to work with non-native English-speaking students. Students can sign up online for one or two sessions per week in Mary Graydon Center 243.