COVID-19 Update:

The PASS Program will continue to provide support to PASS-supported courses for the Fall 2020 semester. All of our services will continue to be online and will be provided through synchronous and/or asynchronous means. Please review the Supported Courses section of our website for specific information on the meeting times and format of PASS sessions. PASS Leaders are listed among other students and TAs in suppoted courses on Canvas and can be contacted directly through that platform.

 

For further questions about the PASS Program related to changes made in association with COVID-19, please contact out Program Coordinator, Matt Trybus (trybusmj@jmu.edu), and Assistant Coordinator, Darius Green (greenda@jmu.edu)!

 

What is PASS?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are a student-facilitated academic support program designed to help you improve your performance and retention in specific courses. What makes PASS unique is that the session leaders have successfully completed the course with the same professor. These students attend the same lectures you do, and they prepare additional course materials/handouts that reinforce the information you are currently learning in the course in a group setting.

During PASS, students work with leaders and their classmates to review lecture notes, course content, work on practice problems, and discuss ways to enhance their learning and study skills. The sessions are free, voluntary, and open to students of designated courses regardless of their knowledge or ability level. PASS are typically held twice a week for 50 minutes outside of  class time. They are typically scheduled between 4:00 - 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday in various buildings across campus.

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