Types of academic programs



The primary role of RPMs is to create a successful academic community of students in a University living environment. The RPM will facilitate workshops and work sessions, conduct individual mentoring sessions, hold office hours, and participate in the activities of the residential college. RPMs work in each of the eight residential colleges that house first-year students.  Feel free to utilize any RPM help hours regardless of where you live on the South 40.

Courses: Calculus (all levels), General Chemistry

When  & Where: Check our Calendar for Calculus, Calendar for General Chemistry

Meet the Calc RPMs: Visit the Calc RPM page to learn more about the team

Meet the Chem RPMs: Visit the Chem RPM page to learn more about the team



Drop-In Academic Mentors hold weekly scheduled drop-in mentoring sessions in The Learning Center and in various parts of the campus. They facilitate course-specific, small-group study sessions. Visit our mentoring sessions to enhance your understanding of the course content and also to get general study tips from your experienced peers. Mentoring session is a great venue to work collaboratively with your peers.

For a list of courses that we cover and calendars for those mentoring sessions, please check our “Get help with your courses” page.



Matched mentoring provides supplemental learning opportunities in a one-on-one or small group setting for select groups of students in select courses.  Based on the needs, students are intentionally matched with a mentor for support in conceptual understanding, learning strategies, problem solving strategies, goal setting etc.  Click here to read more about the program and see if you are eligible.


PLTL is a model of collaborative learning that supplements Calculus I, II and III, General Chemistry I and II, Introductory Chemistry I and II and Physics I and II. Groups of 6-8 students work together to solve problems, and groups are facilitated by a highly-trained PLTL Leader.

Visit our PLTL page for more information.


MCAT Prep Course:  Strategy course and review of science materials relevant for the MCAT

GRE Prep Course: Strategy course designed to help students with the revised General Test

These courses are fee-based and are exclusively for Washington University students and staff.

Please check the Graduate and Professional School Preparation page for more information.