Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Program


Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are weekly study meetings that provide students in select challenging courses with an opportunity to learn and explore course content in an interactive, small-group setting.

A typical PASS session is a 50 minute-long meeting in a classroom on campus during which a PASS leader guides the group in studying course material together. A session might include reviewing lecture notes and slides, completing worksheets, going over practice problems, group discussion of key concepts, preparing for an upcoming quiz or exam, and other collaborative activities. The goal of PASS sessions is for the leader and students to work together to study for class - the PASS leader will not re-teach or lecture on course material.

The PASS session leaders are undergraduate students who have previously succeeded in the course, and who have received training in lesson planning and facilitation methods. PASS leaders attend all lectures during the semester.



Fall 2020 PASS Sessions

We will offer at least two PASS sessions per week for each of the following courses:

  • BIOL 1111: Intro to Organismal Biology
  • CHEM 1031: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1032: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2201: Organic Chemistry I
  • ECON 1101: Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON 1102: Microeconomic Principles
  • KINS 1223: Anatomy and Phys I
  • KINS 1224: Anatomy and Phys II
  • MATH 1021: College Algebra
  • MATH 1022: Precalculus
  • PHYS 1021: Intro to General Physics I
  • PHYS 1022: Intro to General Physics II
  • PHYS 1061: Elementary Classical Phys I
  • PHYS 1062: Elementary Classical Phys II
  • PSY 1001: Introduction to Psychology

Complete schedule, including days, times and locations of the PASS sessions.

Students enrolled in course sections that have a PASS leader will be added to a PASS Canvas site at the beginning of the semester. You can submit a Canvas interest form, if you would like to be added or removed from the

Questions? Contact Deirdre Kelleher.