Academic Resource Center

Being a Duke student can be inspiring, rewarding, and demanding. There are challenging classes and many exciting opportunities in and out of the classroom. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers resources to maximize students’ capabilities so they can cultivate successful academic experiences at Duke. ARC services are free to all Duke undergraduate students, in any year, studying in any discipline.

Learning Consultations give students an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an ARC learning consultant to enhance their academic skills and learn strategies tailored to how they learn and to their specific courses. Consultations can address many of the challenges students may face, including time management; procrastination and motivation; how to balance study, work, and co-curricular activities; effective note-taking; exam preparation; and more

Peer Tutoring offers free group tutorials and drop-in tutoring for select courses. Group tutorials provide one-hour, sessions for groups of two to five students with an assigned tutor. Drop-in tutoring sessions occur weekly during scheduled times at specific locations.

STEM Advancement through Group Engagement (SAGE) learning communities provide opportunities for students to enhance their course experience, build community, and develop scholarship and leadership skills in certain STEM courses. Students work in small groups facilitated by upper-level undergraduate students. Currently, SAGE learning communities support introductory chemistry, biology, biochemistry, economics, mathematics, and computer science courses. See the ARC website for current courses.

Study Connect facilitates connecting students with their classmates to form course study groups. Students can also find other students interested in study groups for the GRE and MCAT.

LD/ADHD Support for students with learning and attention challenges provides course specific and tailored learning strategies through learning consultations, ADHD coaching, and tutoring.

For more information, call the ARC at (919) 684-5917, visit, or email