Academic Resource Center


Academic Resource Center
156 Surge Building
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-3721
Fax: (951) 827-4543





By providing peer-to-peer as well as staff support and mentoring, the Academic Resource Center empowers students to grow intellectually and personally as they pursue their goals.




  • Assistance, Counseling, and Encouragement (ACE) 
    Academic support program for students encountering academic difficulty to aid in academic skills and study habits to achieve academic success.
  • Tutorial Assistance Program 
    Provides tutoring in a variety of subjects and disciplines that is free to all UCR students. Our tutors offer broad-based study skills strategies and techniques to promote critical thinking.
  • Undergraduate Writing Center 
    Writing support for all UCR undergraduates via writing consultations and workshops.
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) 
    Peer-led group study and academic assistance to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses. Sessions are regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study giving students an opportunity to compare notes, discuss readings, and prepare for exams.
  • Transfer Success Program 
    The Transfer Success Program is a support program for incoming and matriculated transfer students.
  • Highlander Early Start Academy (HESA) 
    A 7-week intensive summer study program pairing English/Math with a History or Oral Communications course as well as programming to increase student confidence, provide knowledge about the campus, and help students feel at home at UC Riverside.
  • Mathematics Advisory Exams 
    Placement and Advisory Examinations are required by UCR to assess student readiness for University work and determine the appropriate course placement in Mathematics.
  • R'Success Workshops 
    The workshop series covers a variety of study skills topics with each workshop offered several times each quarter. Workshops are scheduled on a drop-in basis and are free for registered UCR students.
  • Intermediate Algebra Workshop (ARC 035) 
    Intermediate Algebra Workshop--ARC 035 workshops help students refresh their math skills and develop a better grounding in the fundamentals needed to be successful in university level math courses. Courses are offered in the summer, fall, winter and spring.