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Final exam season is just around the corner! Maximize your academic success and lower your stress by checking out these five useful campus resources you may not even have heard of.

  1. Dennis Learning Center’s online academic success tutorials – videos and podcasts on topics ranging from test taking strategies, effective note review, test anxiety, avoiding procrastination and more
  2. Universities Libraries has an extensive staff of Subject Librarians – each field of study at the university has its own specialized librarian to help students navigate the libraries’ holdings, acquire hard-to-find materials, and generally assist students in research
  3. Universities Libraries offers Research Tutoring – research tutors are available to provide assistance to undergraduate students on all matters related to conducting research
  4. The Writing Center’s online writing guides – the Writing Center, aside from offering in-person and online consultations, also makes available an extensive collection of writing resources, on subjects such as writing mechanics, paper content and organization, conducting research, and much, much more
  5. University Housing’s Tutoring in the Residence Halls – certified peer tutors can help you review concepts in math, physics, chemistry and other subjects; tutoring is available in four residence halls in different areas of campus



All international undergraduate students are invited to enroll in a seven-week course for spring semester 2019, ESEPSY 2060: Academic Success Strategies for International Students (session 1; TuTh 12:45 - 2:05 p.m.; Younkin 150).

The course is designed to help international students adapt to U.S. academic culture and practice skills (e.g., communicating with instructors, class participation, source citation, time management, active learning) needed for success in Ohio State classrooms. Students will also become familiar with a wide variety of campus resources.

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An increasing number of international students and scholars are targeted by scams. The most common scams encountered are those involving tuition, taxes, traveling, employment and immigration.

The Columbus Division of Police recently released a video describing the most current scam targeting international students.

As the holiday season approaches, please be suspicious if anyone who demands that you wire them money. Do not share your personal or financial information with unknown persons, and remember that government officials will never call you and ask you for money.

The Office of International Affairs will continue to share information on potential scams through our newsletters to keep students and scholars and their personal information safe.

If you receive a suspicious phone call, or email, please report it to local law enforcement by calling University Police at 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.