Academic Resource Center

Empower Yourself to Succeed

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) helps you achieve your highest potential. Whether you want to raise your grades, manage your time better, master complex material, or just feel more relaxed when taking an exam, the ARC is your gateway to academic excellence. The ARC is open to all undergraduates on the Pittsburgh campus!

Next Year's FAFSA Available Now

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on October 1, 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year. This is the most important form to complete in order to qualify for almost all types of financial aid. Visit the Federal Student Aid Web site to access the online application and find many helpful tips.

ARC Programs

Peer Tutoring

As fellow students, peer tutors understand your challenges and are eager to help. All peer tutors receive ongoing training in best tutoring practices and strategies. Read More >

Study Skills Workshops and Academic Consultations

Our Academic Specialists will work with you to evaluate the demands on your time, set personal goals, and develop time-management strategies to help you achieve those goals. Read More >

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) supports high-achieving, first-generation, low-income students. SSS students receive comprehensive advising, academic support services, and access to cultural and leadership activities. Read More >


BRIDGES is designed for first-year underrepresented scholarship recipients regardless of school or major. BRIDGES assists and works with you to ensure that you achieve academic success. Read More >

The ARC Seeks Student Ambassadors!

The ARC is hiring ARC Ambassadors for the 2016-2017 academic year. In this paid position, students will help spread the word about all that the ARC has to offer and even develop new ARC programming.

As an Ambassador, you'll:

  • gain valuable experience in public speaking;
  • help your peers achieve academic success;
  • stay up to date on the latest research on study stragies; and
  • be a leader in the Pitt community.

Hours are flexible to work with your availability. Find out more and apply here.