UT Martin coordinates its learning support activities through the Office of Student Academic Support. Help for students begins with placement tests, which students take during orientation. The tests help advisors know students' appropriate beginning levels. One test may show, for example, that students need greater reading skills; they may choose to take a reading course which will help them deal with the increased size and difficulty of the college reading load.
Once in classes, students will find a range of available aid. They may get drop-in help for writing needs in the Writing Center, Andy Holt Humanities 209. A Math Lab operates on the fourth floor of the Andy Holt Humanities Building on Monday through Thursday evenings and in the Humanities Building basement during the day. Students often want to learn how to manage their time effectively, how to succeed in a particular course, or how to prepare for a particular examination. To learn what labs, courses, tutoring, printed and computer materials, and counseling UT Martin offers, students may inquire at the Office of Student Academic Support, Clement Hall 206-210, or may call 731-881-7744.
The CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) and GED (General Education Development) tests are administered in the Office of Student Academic Support. The GED is provided weekly, by appointment. Computer-based testing is available for GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, PRAXIS, NBPME, CBSAT (Talent Search) and NBPTS by appointment or drop-in basis. For more testing information, contact the Testing Center in the Office of Student Academic Support, Clement Hall, Room 210 or 211, or call 731-881-7744.
UT Martin Study Skills, located in rooms 206-210 of Clement Hall (731-881-7744), offers students help with time management, note taking, and other study skills related to academic performance. Films, tapes, written materials and individual counseling are all available resources.