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Students are surrounded by support at Eastern Illinois University. Your success is our main goal, so we have a variety of services to meet your needs as a student and a person.
When you attend EIU, you won’t be in it alone. Our Student Success Center is here to provide you tutoring, consultation and a number of other resources designed to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you need help with time management, test-taking or study methods, the SSC can help.
Writing skills can place you at the front of the line in an increasingly challenging job market, but we also understand writing doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Workshops and individual sessions can assist students from all disciplines, majors and academic backgrounds at any stage of the writing process.
For first-generation or low-income students, academic assistance, financial guidance and counseling is available via TRiO Student Support Services. TRiO's help ranges from offering access to computer labs to helping students plot their academic courses and prepare for life after their undergraduate studies.
A first-generation student is someone whose parents did not complete a 4-year college or university degree, and who usually had little prior knowledge about how college works. These resources are meant to help first-generation students navigate the college experience, including a glossary of college terms, a comparison between high school and college, and scholarship resources for first-generation students.
The Office of Student Disability Services is committed to offering equal access and opportunities to all campus programs and services for students with disabilities.
The Academic Advising Center assists students with course selection, career goals and major selection. The Center continues to be the hub of the network for those who advise students across the entire campus of Eastern Illinois University.
At EIU, we know that ability is not always reflected by the numbers. Our Gateway Admission Program looks beyond GPA and test scores to discover the true potential of a student. Gateway provides students with a personalized academic plan and individualized attention from Academic Advisors and Success Coaches during their first year at Eastern.
Our focus in the Gateway Admissions Program is to provide students with a personalized academic plan and individualized attention during their first year at Eastern. We truly believe students who may not have the standard academic credentials can find a pathway to success. Our team of Academic Advisors and Success Coaches is dedicated to helping students activate a plan leading to graduation.