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Students at DigiPen can get help with their studies in a variety of ways, the most common of which are pre-assigned academic advisors and one-on-one tutoring.

Faculty Mentors, Student Success Advisors, and Peer Advising Leaders

Every student at DigiPen is assigned a Faculty Mentor, a Student Success Advisor, and a Peer Advising Leader (PAL) at the start of their first semester.

Faculty Mentors are assigned prior to New Student Orientation and meet with incoming students at the beginning of each semester and throughout the school year as their schedules allow. Each Faculty Mentor has extensive experience in academia or the video game and technology industries and can help students create educational and professional goals that align with their desired career path. Faculty Mentors also help students develop valuable skills, discover career options, and navigate DigiPen’s academic policies and procedures.

Students can speak to their faculty mentors about:

  • Developing skills to succeed in the profession of their choice
  • Setting and achieving career goals
  • Learning more about specific degree programs and coursework

Student Success Advisors are DigiPen staff who assist students with class registration, course selection, and academic success. They can also answer questions regarding DigiPen’s academic policies and procedures. Students typically meet with their student success advisors at least once a year and when applying for graduation. This ensures the student is enrolling and excelling in the correct classes and is on track to graduate on time.

Students can speak to their Student Success Advisors about:

  • Choosing classes for the coming semester
  • Setting and meeting academic goals
  • Changing degree programs
  • Preparing for graduation
  • Dealing with social or interpersonal issues

Peer Advising Leaders (PALs) are DigiPen upperclassmen assigned to incoming students prior to New Student Orientation.

If you have any questions about academic advising or other ways DigiPen supports students’ educational goals, please contact studentsuccess[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Students can contact their assigned student success advisors through the student portal.

Tutoring at the Academic Support Lab

DigiPen’s Academic Support Lab offers free tutoring for students who want to improve their academic performance. Students may drop in during scheduled hours, request individual tutoring, or form groups to improve their knowledge of a variety of topics useful to all majors. Tutors are trained to enhance the understanding of core class concepts, answer questions, and assist with exam preparation.

Drop-In Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is available for different subjects depending on the day and time.

Scheduled Tutoring

Students who are unable to attend a drop-in tutoring session may schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions through the student portal.

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