Orientation

Welcome New Students!!!

REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement) is UofL’s centralized academic support unit. We help students enhance or improve their academic performance, transition to college life, and develop more effective academic strategies and behaviors. We are so glad that you will be part of the Cardinal family.

8 of out 10

first-year students use REACH tutoring

3.0 vs 2.5

first-year students' GPA who use REACH vs. those who do not

What does REACH offer?

Peer Tutoring

  • Free peer tutoring services for many 100-200 level courses as well as some 300 level
  • Our peer tutors are UofL students who have successfully taken the courses we support, know the faculty and their expectations, and have earned international tutor certifications
  • We offer a wide array of formats that best support students needs including scheduled tutoring, drop-in tutoring, online tutoring, Peer Assisted Learning, foreign language conversation tables, and computing support.

Workshops

  • Our Hackademic Series offers proven strategies that will help you develop greater academic self-confidence and earn better grades
  • Our CardSavvy financial success modules enable you to learn more about finances and budgeting while you’re a college student
  • Graduate and Professional School test prep workshops sponsored by the Princeton Review. As a UofL student, you receive free access to workshops and full-length, online exams for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, and OAT.

Transition Programs

  • Our Summer Math Programs offer a wide array of support for first-year Engineering students (Calculus Preview Program and the Brown Forman Engineering Academy) as well as for students whose standardized test scores show they can benefit from additional skill building before school begins (Math Xcelerator).
  • REACH also offers Intervention Courses for students whose standardized test scores in mathematics (GEN 103 and 104) and/or reading (GEN 105) indicate they need additional help as they enter UofL.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Advice that I would give to freshman is take advantage of the free services that are offered on campus. If you’re struggling with a course or certain topics, go to REACH. REACH is a great resource for tutoring and the tutors and staff are always willing to help students in the best way. - Miraj

Advice that I would give to freshman is take advantage of the free services that are offered on campus. If you’re struggling with a course or certain topics, go to REACH. REACH is a great resource for tutoring and the tutors and staff are always willing to help students in the best way. - Miraj