Peer Assisted Study Session Program

What is Peer Assisted Study Session?

Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) is a series of review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. PASS is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. Attendance at sessions is voluntary. For you the student, it’s a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourselves before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you’ll be ready. At each session, you will be guided through this material by your PASS leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course.

When do PASS review sessions start?

Currently, PASS sessions are scheduled immediately following the course. However, on the first day of class, you will fill out a short survey to let the PASS leader know your class schedule. Each PASS leader will set up two or more review sessions a week at times that are best for the majority of you. You can attend one or all of them (the choice is yours) and each one will be different because you’ll have new material to discuss. PASS review sessions are informal. Bring your notes; bring your textbook; bring your questions.

What's in it for me?

If you attend PASS sessions regularly, chances are you’ll earn a better grade. You’ll have developed a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes as well!