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Supplemental Instruction and Study Groups

During the 2020 - 2021 academic year, the Academic Achievement Hub (AAH) offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Study Groups facilitated by your peers for 37 courses in 7 departments/divisions. In 2019 - 2020 academic year, 4,211 students participated in and contributed to a total of 19,816 visits in these programs. Through program assessment, we see that students who participate in these programs do obtain at least a half letter grade higher than their peers that are not participating.

Learning with a group of peers is a powerful tool!

Supplemental Instruction (SI, includes Study Group, SG) sessions offer students the opportunity to master course material within a community of learners.  The SI program gives students an environment to engage with, ask questions, and review lecture material with their peers. SI and Study Groups support courses in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Math, Physics, Psychology, Engineering, and Statistics.

  • SI and Study Group sessions are facilitated by Peer Leaders who have successfully completed the course at UC San Diego and are trained in facilitating sessions to engage students in active problem-solving and discussion
  • SI sessions meet three times per week for 50-minute sessions, giving students multiple options for participation
  • Study Group sessions meet one time per week for 80 minutes 


Learn more about session days and times

view supplemental instruction schedule

Student FAQ

Learn more about SI and Study Groups

student frequently asked questions

Educator and Staff FAQ

Learn how to request SI and Study Groups for a course.

educator and staff frequently asked questions


COVID-19 Student Information

Due to the current situation of COVID-19, all SI/SG sessions will be remote. Please note that the Academic Achievement Hub is using Adobe Connect for its remote sessions.

Our programs support academic integrity for all students. For more information, view the Academic Integrity Office web page.

We are committed to providing access to students with disabilities.  To request assistance or an accommodation, please email or fill out the Google Form.