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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

Meet with an ASAC counselor

American University students are fortunate to have access to master’s level learning specialists and academic support counselors in the Academic Support and Access Center. We are here to help you do your best in your classes. Individual appointments can be scheduled to discuss topics such as time management, reading skills, note taking, study strategies, and speaking in public.

Here are just a few of the many reasons you might come to the ASAC:

  • You have a class with many reading sources and you’re having trouble figuring out how to manage the assignments and synthesize the material
  • Another class has no study guide for tests and you’re wondering about the best way to prepare
  • You were sick last week and would like help making a plan to catch up with your work
  • You are the first one in your family to attend college and you could use some guidance on specific assignments
  • You have an internship and a full load of classes and are overwhelmed with the change in your schedule
  • This is your first time in the United States and the academic transition is stressful
  • As a student-athlete, you are working to balance the academic and athletic transition to AU (ASAC counselors for student-athletes are located in the Department of Athletics)
  • You are returning to school after being out for a while and would like some tips on how to study efficiently

You can probably think of plenty of other reasons to consult on your academic work. We’ll be glad to discuss them with you.

To schedule an appointment, drop by the Center in Mary Graydon Center 243 or call 202-885-3360 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Some evening appointments are available.