What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic support program. SI is a voluntary program that offers free, regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. SI sessions are led by current ISU undergraduate students who have successfully completed the course.

In-person SI sessions are back for fall 2021.

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We support more than 30 courses in these subject areas:
  • Accounting
  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics 
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics, and more
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Proven to Work

Our methods of collaborative study sessions have shown an average of over one-half letter grade improvement amongst students who regularly attend SI sessions.

Students who participate in SI:

  • Learn how to learn while learning what to learn.
  • Work collaboratively with peer students in a facilitated environment.
  • Receive support from a trained, educated SI Leader.

Our data suggests that the more often students attend, the higher their final grades will be in the course. We recommend attending SI at least once per week.

Become an SI Leader

Becoming an SI Leader is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills and help support your peers. If you are interested in becoming an SI Leader, check back for spring semester!

Review the SI Leader Position Description