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What Are Workshops?

Academic Excellence Workshops focus to instill excellent study and networking habits in students with an emphasis on collaborative learning and the use of small group teaching methods. These workshops reinforce the material presented in class by providing additional problem solving techniques. The workshop is free and is facilitated by an upperclassman who has previously taken the course and earned an "A" or "B". Participants work in groups which foster the networking skills facet of the program.



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(From left to right):  Candids of various Academic Excellence Workshops. 

Fall 2017 Workshop Leaders



(Left to right) - Christopher, Gardenia, Kirsten, Laneiel, and Sydney.

Academic Excellence Workshops / SCI 296 Schedule


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Sign Up For A Workshop

The Fall 2017 SCI 296 Academic Excellence Workshops are only for first time freshmen commuters, who are pre-registered into the SCI 296 Academic Excellence Workshop prior to, or during, SDSU's (freshmen) New Student Orientation.
The Spring 2018 SCI 296 are only for freshmen commuters, who will be given schedule #'s by either MESA program advisors or Student Life & Leadership's Commuter Life staff. 

Job Application


Job Application 

Interested in facilitating an Academic Excellence Workshop?

  1. Please read the Fall 2017 Academic Excellence Workshop Leader Job Description,
  2. and then complete a Fall 2017 Academic Excellence Workshop Leader Job Application.
  3. Don't forget to e-mail your unofficial transcript and SDSU WebPortal class planner to complete the online application process.

Additional Help


For further assistance in Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics courses, please visit those respective departments, visit the College of Engineering Student Affairs office for a flyer on other free tutoring options, such as the MESA-facilitated College of Engineering Tutoring Program.  The SDSU MARC program offers a free writing tutor.

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