Academic Support Program
Housed in the Whitten Student Center on the Burbank campus, the Office of Student Development provides academic support programs free of charge to all Woodbury students. Collaborating with both faculty and student leaders, the Office of Student Development strives to provide comprehensive services that assist students in reaching their academic goals. Students may arrange for academic support services by calling (818) 252-5232.
Office of Student Development academic advisors assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their academic, personal, and professional goals through direct service to the student and collaboration with faculty and other campus resources. Advisors coordinate advising activities and provide direction and assistance to faculty and students who have advising concerns.
Academic advisors offer academic counseling for students at risk academically and administer probationary actions for the general student body. Though a student may at times need to consult with a variety of individuals, each student is assigned one primary faculty advisor who is located in their major’s department. The function of this association is to support and challenge the student in career and education decisions. During the registration for each semester, students are required to consult with their assigned faculty advisor and to obtain their major and/or general-education course requirements.
Drop-in tutoring is available the second week of the fall and spring semesters and concludes the week before studio finals. (Appointments for times not listed should be made through the university portal.)
Academic Peer Mentors
Academic Peer Mentors—academically accomplished juniors or seniors in each major—assist students in time management, study skills, and use of campus and community resources. They offer guidance and encouragement on a weekly basis throughout the semester. Any student may request to be paired with an Academic Peer Mentor.
SOAR Peer Advisors
Each freshman will be assigned a SOAR Peer Advisor who will also act as co-teachers in the PPDV 100 Transition to College course. SOAR Peer Advisors contact first-year students on a weekly basis and meet with students as needed to assist them in reaching academic and personal goals.
International Peer Advisors
International Peer Advisors provide guidance to international students as they transition to life as a Woodbury University student. IPAs communicate weekly with international students, plan events designed to meet the needs of international students, and assist with the facilitation of International Student Orientation.