Service Update:

During the construction on the 4th floor of the MacOdrum Library, the PASS Program office has temporarily relocated to room 511 MacOdrum Library.

  • In-person drop-in hours for the Supplemental Instruction Coordinator: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9am-12pm

What is PASS?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is a learning enhancement program that is attached to historically challenging courses. PASS provides a welcoming and supportive environment where students can work through course content and learn transferable study skills that they can apply to other courses.

This program offers students the opportunity to attend weekly workshops and office hours, as well as mock exams which are designed and run by PASS Facilitators; student staff members hired by the Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS). A PASS Facilitator is a fellow student who has taken the course previously and has achieved a grade of A- or higher. The PASS Facilitator does not re-lecture, but instead encourages students to collaborate with one another in order to encourage independent learning.

Why Should You Attend PASS?

PASS is for everyone! Whether students wish to seek clarification on more challenging course materials or if they want dedicated time to review their course materials each week, all students can benefit from attending. PASS focuses on active learning in order to obtain a deeper understanding of course materials. Attending PASS has been shown to raise your grade, on average, by a full letter grade!