Academic Achievement & Retention Center

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Our Mission is Your Success!

Empowering You to Reach Your Goals

About Our Center


Our Team is committed to empowering students with skills and knowledge to transition successfully through Tennessee State University.  


We are also committed to assisting students in five major areas: Academic Learning Support, Tutoring, Academic Recovery, Success Initiatives, Success Coaching, and Retention. 


AARC Centers

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The AARC is home to the Reading, Mathematics, and Writing Centers, which offer learning support courses and assistance to all students. Learning Support provides academic support through co-requisite workshops to help students enhance skills and achieve academic success.  

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Our department supports students' academic needs through tutoring and learning support, TIGER Tutoring, and P.A.S.S. Tutoring. All tutoring services are free and offered daily.

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We assist students in Academic Recovery through courses, workshops, and other interventions to assist in them getting back into good Academic Standing.

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Our Academic coaching is available for students who have earned at least 30 credit hours. Academic coaching is a personalized, one-on-one meeting with an academic coach who can help you improve your skills and performance. Working with an academic coach can help you study smarter by developing skills in time management, goal setting, and test preparation.

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Our success initiatives allow students to enrich themselves in and outside of the classroom experiences academically.

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The retention coordinators assist freshmen students who need additional assistance acclimating to TSU.

Contact Us

Our physical location is on the Main Campus in the Student Success Center (Harold Love Resource/LRC Building).

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