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 2018 PASS Sessions

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

  • BIOL 2001: Clinical Microbiology
  • CHEM 1031: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1032: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2201: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 4401: Biochemistry I
  • KINS 1223: Anatomy and Phys I
  • KINS 1224: Anatomy and Phys II
  • MATH 1022: Precalculus
  • MATH 1031: Differential and Integral Calculus
  • 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
  • PSY 2502 : Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience

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

To attend a PASS session, student can simply show up at the designed time and place. No appointments or reservations are required. PASS sessions are open to all students enrolled in the courses listed here, regardless of the specific course section they are enrolled in.

Questions? Contact Deirdre Kelleher.