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Boise State Learning Assistant Program

Maximize Success with Peers

Learning Assistants (LAs) are peers who provide academic support for students in traditionally difficult courses and help students experience a higher rate of success and overall better grades.

A Learning Assistant and a student work together at a table.

Learning Assistants:

  • Attend class with you
  • Offer guided study sessions
  • Connect students with faculty members
  • Are familiar with course content and material

A typical LA session includes:

  • Group discussion and problem solving
  • Concept review and test prep
  • Academic skill-building
  • an hour and fifteen minutes in length

Learning Assistants can positively impact your grade.

Students that participate in 3 or more LA sessions each semester get higher grades (+0.6 grade points on average) and pass at higher rates (~14% more) than students who don’t go regularly.

Graphic explaining that students who participate in Learning Assistant sessions three or more times pass 95% of the time.

A group of Learning Assistants are pictured in front of an orange wall, smiling and gesturing funnily.


Contact the Advising and Academic Support Center
Call: (208) 426-4049
Location: SMASH building, first floor