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Helping you to Start Strong, Stay Focused, and Connect today!


The Student Success Center (SSC) houses services and programs that are essential to your academic and intellectual development at Idaho State University. We encourage you to realize your potential as a prepared, responsible, and self-actualized member of an increasingly complex, diverse, and global society.


Supporting Your Academic Progress

The Student Success Center is home to a range of programs designed to support your education at Idaho State University. We are here to help you Start Strong, Stay Focused, and Connect today.



Give yourself every chance to succeed!

The Student Success Center offers a number of services that will help you start strong, including First Year Transition and Academic Coaching.

What are things you can do to start strong?

  • Meet with your Academic Coach
    • Your coach will work with you on all kinds of topics including scheduling classes, strategies for success, pointing you to campus resources, and keeping you up to date with university deadlines.  
  • First Year Transition (ACAD 1104)
    • This course will help you develop the strong skills necessary to take charge of your own education and be successful in college.
  • University Inquiry (ACAD 1111)
    • This course will introduce the academic culture of ISU through research and univerity academic resourses. Learn how to identify an information need, then evaluate and use it effectively/ethically.
  • College Learning Strategies for Math (ACAD 1103)
    • Think you are the only one who struggles with math? Think again! CLS for Math will give you the tools you need to tackle the math.
  • To register for an ACAD class, select Academic Skills Courses. This is the first selection in the SUBJECT box in BengalWeb.enrolled in academic classes.  The University Honors Program offers an enriched learning experience in an academic learning community.


The Student Success Center is here to help you stay focused!

Sign up for Tutoring

  • All University Tutoring services are paid for by student fees. In essence, you have already paid for use it!
  • Writing Center:  Appointments are available for all writing assignments, including essays, personal statements, lab reports, etc. You are able to have up to one hour per day, two hours per week.
  • ESOL:  If English is not your first language, tutors are available to help with writing, grammar, understanding assignment prompts, and more.
  • Math Center: Tutoring for all math classes or classes heavy in math. There is no maximum on tutoring hours in the Math Center. Go as many times as you need. Stay as long as you need.
  • Content Area Tutoring (CAT):  For all subjects other than math and writing assignments. CAT tutoring may be individual or small group tutoring. To sign up, stop by Rendezvous 323. After we have your request, we will pair you with a tutor. You and the tutor work to find a time and meeting place that works well for both of you.

Check in with your Academic Coach

Your coach will encourage you and help with strategies to keep you focused throughout the semester.



It’s important to get involved on campus. There are many opportunities for you from clubs to student employment.

Do you like sharing new experiences with other new students?
Join the First Year Experience Emissaries at monthly events, or become an Emissary to help guide others just starting out in college. Consider becoming a Peer Instructor and develop your leadership and organizational skills.

Connect with Student Opportunity Development to discover a bigger world waiting for you. From interships to Peace Corps, you will find the right fit to enhance your education.

Do you need a job?
Work on campus. You get a work schedule that is convenient for you and your classes. You also have the opportunity to network with campus staff and faculty, and learn more about the university.


  • Student Job Opportunities in the SSC:


    • Be a tutor. Get paid while you gain a stronger understanding of subjects.
    • Work in the office for the Student Success Center or TRiO Access and Opportunity Programs.
    • Consider an FYT Mentor or Peer Coaching position to help guide others just starting out   in college.