Peer Advising and Support

Tutor Bio as of 9-10-19

Tutoring Options

In-Person Tutoring Appointment Here: Access for Appointments to In-Person Tutoring Here 


 Smarthinking Online Tutoring available. Get more information here

Campus Resources

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 RECENT NEWS: Academic Support and Resources


  • Adult and Commuter Student Affairs offers academic coaching to prospective and current adult learner, nontraditional, and commuter students. We understand that college is difficult, and we are committed to helping students find winning strategies for academic success. 
    Our staff can help students with:

    • General Ed Requirements

    • Academic Policy

    • Adjusting to the college environment

    • Informal discussion of financial aid policies

    • Connecting to Academic Departments

    • Becoming a student leader

    • Learning Support resources and academic tutoring

    • Campus Resources

    • Discussion of career path and goals

    To schedule an appointment please contact Judy Craven (


    • Welcome to Peer Support Services! We offer individualized group study options at ACSA, Room 261 in the Student Center and online tutoring via Smarthinking for current students and prospective KSU students. Our sessions vary in duration with optional computers and resource materials. Students who utilize this service find our sessions to be beneficial to their academic success.


      Click Here to Schedule an Appointment at ACSA!

      Peer advising with Sean

       Student Feedback and Additional Resources


      • Philosophy Tutoring


    • Need a supplement to your current in-person peer support services at KSU? Would you like to work with a tutor at 1:00 am or Sunday at 3:00 pm? Check out Smarthinking! Register today for free online tutoring access 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

      The Smarthinking team has made some recent subject shifts to better support students in Computer and Technology. In addition to Math, Sciene & Writing support, Smarthinking has a new Intro Web Development subject which covers JavaScript, PHP, CSS & HTML. In addition, they have added two new subjects, Java and C. Students can use these subjects for drop-in support, scheduled sessions, or Ask a Question.

      The full list of Computers & Technology subjects available to your students are:

      Microsoft Excel
      Microsoft Access
      Microsoft PowerPoint
      Microsoft Word
      OS- Windows 7/10
      OS- Linux
      Adobe Illustrator
      Adobe Photoshop
      Adobe InDesign
      Intro Web Development (which covers Javascript, PHP, CSS & HTML)
      C Sharp
      Intro Computer Science

      Please Click Here for an User Guide to Smarthinking

      Register for Online Tutoring (First Time Users):

      • Register for Online Academic Tutoring Services by completing a form - Please Click Here.
      • Once your registration is approved by KSU Staff, access to Smarthinking Online Academic Tutoring Services will be located on your personal D2L Brightspace


    • Prior Learner Assessment Student Roadmap

      Academic Testing Services

      Kennesaw State University Academic Testing Services is a team of professionals dedicated to providing world-class testing support to the students and faculty of the Owl Nation, to non-KSU students, and to working professionals in the Greater Atlanta Metro Area. We provide a wide menu of tests to meet our customers' demands while offering fully automated, user-friendly systems to reduce pre-test anxiety. We are one team serving students and customers at two locations-with one testing center on each of our university's campuses,Kennesaw and Marietta, that adheres to the NCTA (National College Testing Association) Professional Standards and Guidelines.

      Testing Team

      Prior Learning Assessment

      Prior Learning Assessment allows learners to earn credit for college level learning through various forms of assessment. Prior learning assessment, experiential learning, alternative credit, or credit for prior learning are many names for the same pathway to college credit.

      College level learning gained outside of a traditional academic setting may come from varied sources: work experience, military service, training programs, community service, independent study, professional certifications, or even self-directed learning such as open source courseware.

      PLA is available to all students fully admitted to KSU. Prior learning can be assessed in several ways:

      • Portfolio-based Assessment - Evaluations of student portfolios developed with help from an advisor.
      • Advanced Placement (AP) exams - A series of tests developed by the College Board initially for AP High School courses, including 34 exams in 19 subject areas.
      • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams - Tests of college material offered by the College Board. (
      • DSST exams - over 30 exams provide an effective method for evidencing prior learning. DSST fund the exams for active-duty military and their spouses however DSST tests are not just for those in the military.  Additional information is available at
      • Challenge Exams - tests developed by a KSU college or department to verify learning achievement.

      Click here to visit the website to learn more information about course credit options