Where do students get help in college?

<p>Ok so in high school kids can always get private tutoring and stuff. But in college where do students get help? I guess if it's one question you can ask the professor but if you don't get the concept at all what do you do? Do you get peer tutoring or something? If you have a really good foundation in high school will you be set for college? Are AP courses really like college courses? And for med school is it better to take easy classes to boost up your gpa but make you look uncompetitive or challenging classes that look awesome but give you a lower gpa? I know hard and high gpa is the best. If I get a AP (but I heard a lot of schools don't accept it) would it be better to take the intro level course again or would it be better to take an honors or next level class? I heard that intro classes are actually more challenging that upper level classes sometimes because uppper level classes have fewer people so it's better to skip the intro level class. Is that true? And for UT southwestern medical school I looked online and it said it accepted some AP courses but it was confusing. Can someone help me with that please? Thanks. And if I have a AP bio and AP ceramics credits but AP ceramics can help me skip a class in college can I turn in the AP grade or would the med school view that poorly? Please help me.</p>

<p>most colleges' have free tutoring services that are usually composed of people that have already taken what ever class your in and have done good in them, besides that there are always little flyers with tutor advertisements on them that you can call up.,</p>

<p>and no ap classes are not at college level. I am taking a literature class at harvard and its the hardest class i have ever taken including ap bio and calculus in high school. Stuff like postcolonial, new historical, deconstrionalist theory. Hard stuff.</p>

<p>They normally have on campus tutoring, which is normally flooded out the doors during finals week. It's factored into your tuition. Many upperclassman will post flyers advertising private tutoring in certain subjects.</p>

<p>Office hours. Help rooms. Study groups. Friends. Tutors.</p>

<p>All of my tutors I hire are free of charge because my fraternity pays for it.</p>

<p>OP: If you're looking to go to med school don't try to take an easy path. Colleges want to see you succeed with a difficult workload. Med school is grueling, they want to accept people who are ready to be put through the wringer.</p>

<p>I know at the college I attend, the math department has a giant room with tutors there to help you with your homework or help you study if need be. Also I know the Physics department hire upper level students to answer questions. I have not encountered these systems in other departments, however I really have not spent more than 1 second looking and I bet they exist to some extent.</p>

<p>Also don't forget to take advantage of TA office hours. It's literally what they're there for.</p>

<p>Free? i think not. Its calculated into your costs per semester.</p>

<p>Thank you. Are upper level classes sometimes easier though? Should I skip the intro class with AP credit?</p>

<p>^ I doubt that "upper level" classes are going to be any easier than intro classes, because intro classes that don't have any pre-reqs are assuming "no prior knowledge."</p>

<p>It depends on the AP and the class credit, as well as your intended major. In general, I'd say that you should seriously consider whether you want to keep your AP credit for sciences with labs if you're planning on majoring in that department. Our advisor recommended that we waive AP credit for all sciences with labs because she said that it would be "more appropriate if you got to know our department, our courses, and how we run labs." Plus, if your AP course was really as good as you thought it was, then it'll be a breeze! </p>

<p>If it's a class that's not for your major, then I'd take the AP credit. Especially if you don't want to take the class in college.</p>

<p>First, try friends - those who are probably struggling as much as you and who understand information as much as you do. It is very helpful to get into group at this point in college.</p>

<p>Office Hours. If you are in a big lecture - TF Office hours (I find that TA/TFs can relate the best). If you are in a small class - professors (though I have had a couple of bad professors who I still would rather go to the TFs). </p>

<p>If not there, then tutoring - EVERY university should have some kind of free tutoring. Though I must admit, sometimes too many people go for it to be effective.</p>

<p>Just find what works for you individually. You will have access to MANY resources, but not all of them will be good resources, some teachers only care about their research and will not care about you and your grades (I know plenty of teachers like that). Some tutors may be VERY VERY smart, but unable to relay the information down to you (this goes for other students as well). Going in, it is all about asking the right people for the right information. Then you need to relay that information to someone else - cementing your understanding of that info. </p>

<p>In that note I believe that AP credit should be used if you have a good understanding. Its not like skipping a class, but being able to have more options to take other classes that you otherwise probably couldn't afford to take. Why relearn something when you can learn something completely new.</p>