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 and Student Success Advisors
Every student at DigiPen is assigned both a faculty mentor and a student success advisor at the start of their first semester.
Faculty mentors are assigned during the first week of student orientation. Each faculty mentor has extensive experience in the video game or technology industry 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:
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:
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 is available for different subjects depending on the day and time.
Students who are unable to attend a drop-in tutoring session may schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions through the student portal.