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Supplemental Instruction

In these peer-led study sessions, trained undergraduate leaders attend classes with USC students and encourage them to explore course concepts. Sessions are open to all undergraduate students who are looking to enhance their understanding of the material and improve their grades.

Supplemental Instruction Schedule

Get more specific information about session dates, times and locations. 


How are classes selected?

Courses selected for SI are introductory courses in which undergraduate students are expected to perform well in order to progress in their major and/or meet their program’s requirements.

Courses Supported
  • ACCT 225
  • BIOL 101, 102 & 243
  • CHEM 102, 111, 112 & 333
  • CSCE 145, 146 & 240
  • ECIV 200
  • EMCH 200
  • MART 210
  • MATH 111, 115, 122, 141 & 142
  • PHIL 114
  • PHYS 201, 211 & 212
  • PSYC 101
Attending SI Sessions

You'll be expected to:

  • Regularly attend class. SI is not a replacement for attending class or talking to your professor
  • Bring class notes, textbook and questions. SI sessions engage students in a discussion of the most recent lecture material and provide you with opportunities to practice what you are learning
  • Regularly attend SI. Students who attend regularly are more likely to earn higher grades in the course
  • Have fun! SI sessions provide a comfortable, informal environment for you to share information and learn from your classmates
Benefits of SI Sessions
  • Earn higher course grades
  • Develop effective methods of studying course material
  • Enhance study skills
  • Collaborate with classmates to improve understanding of content
  • Receive tips from SI leaders who have previously taken the course