Academic Support

From writing and English language classes, to free tutoring and honors opportunities, UCR has many programs to support your academic success.


On Campus Academic Resources


Academic Resource Center (ARC) Undergraduate Students Only
ARC tutors (educators, counselors, and advanced students) offer drop-in tutoring, study skills workshops, special study sessions and more. All UCR undergraduate students are welcome and most services are free.

Student Disability Resource Center
If you need learning accommodations or tools, the Academic Support Center at the Student Disability Resource Center can help.

GradSuccess Graduate Students Only
Housed in the Graduate Division, GradSuccess provides a variety of services to meet the needs of UCR’s diverse graduate student population including programs, workshops, seminars and consultations by appointment or drop-in.


English Language Resources


International Students and Scholars Programs
The Language Circles, R’International Friends Program, and our weekly Cultural Conversations Classes are all great opportunities to practice your English language skills and make friends!

Learn more about programs offered by the International Students and Scholars office. 

Local English Language Courses
UCR Extension, English Language Programs 
Riverside Adult School, English as a Second Language (ESL) Link:
Riverside City College, PTESL Language Assessment 

Here is a fun, informative and interactive worksheet from the ISS office on American idioms, slang, acronyms, and textspeak that are very common in college and specific to UCR. American Idioms, Slang, Acronyms and Textspeak 

Contact us for more English language resources. We are happy to refer you.


Career Resources


International Students and Scholars Workshops
From Optional Practical Training (OPT) to understanding legal employment options, our workshops are designed to help you find work and succeed.

See our calendar for upcoming workshop dates.

The Career Center

Search for jobs and internships, practice interviewing, attend career fairs and plan your next career steps at the Career Center.

Unique MBA Career Services

If you are in the MBA program, you can also connect with career services just for you.


See our Employment section for more information about how to work in the U.S. legally.