Academic Skills Advising

Looking to sharpen your academic skills?

Do you ever lose track of time? Do you sit down to do your work and two hours later realize you have been on Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/Instagram/Netflix without even opening a book? Did you study for an hour or less just before an exam in high school and manage A’s? Are you starting to realize that this isn’t working for your current courses?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then academic skills advising is for you!

Scheduling an Appointment

Log in to Handshake using your BU credentials. From the Career Center drop-down menu, select Appointments. Follow the prompts to select a date/time that works best for you.



Cancelling or Rescheduling Your Appointment

To cancel, go to the appointments page (via the Career Center drop-down menu), click on the appointment you wish to cancel, the click the red cancel button. To reschedule, cancel your existing appointment and then schedule a new appointment. Note: cancelling an appointment less than 24 hours in advance is considered a no-show. http://www.bu.edu/careers/about-us/ccd-policies/ for related policies and consequences. If you don’t have a Handshake account and are eligible, you can request one. If you have additional questions, please email Jaykaye Pelletier at jkpelle@bu.edu for more information.

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What to Expect

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Academics at BU can be difficult to navigate, but you don’t have to figure it out alone. We are here to help!

During an Academic Skills Advising appointment, you’ll get to meet with a professional staff member, discuss your academic journey, and build on your strengths. You’ll develop a personalized plan for your academic success and leave with tangible strategies to use moving forward. We believe there’s always room to grow academically and encourage you to be proactive about developing good habits – schedule an appointment today!


Common discussion topics in these appointments are: time management, organization, study skills, exam techniques, stress and anxiety.

Ready to schedule an Academic Skills Advising appointment?

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ERC Workshops

The ERC’s Workshops can help you become more successful by helping you better manage your time, perform better on different test formats, and improve your study habits.

Currently offered workshops are:

*We also offer custom workshops for faculty/staff and student organizations.

Fill out our Workshop Request Form to request a presentation for your class, event, or student group.
Check out the ERC Calendar to see the schedule for upcoming workshops.

Academic Tools

Other Resources Across Campus

There are so many resources at BU like tutoring, writing help, and more!
Explore all of your options with our Academic Resource Guide: