As-U-R is an intensive student support program focused on supporting students with executive function challenges (EFCs). Skills related to academic success such as organization, planning and setting priorities, getting started and completing tasks, monitoring progress on tasks, and decision-making are referred to as executive function skills. Executive function challenges are defined as chronic difficulties in organizing, planning, and carrying out tasks and can make success in college-level academics much more difficult. Some college students with EFCs may have previously been assessed for or even diagnosed with ADHD or a learning disability, but others may not, despite struggling with such tasks. Read more about Executive Function Challenges [PDF, 134 KB].

As-U-R provides a variety of supports and resources for students including:

  • strategic tutoring and peer mentoring
  • learning strategy instruction tailored to the needs of college students
  • drop-in assistance
  • quiet study rooms at Study Central in Edwin Duncan Hall
  • specific training to address executive function challenges
  • access to assistive technology
  • transition assistance for incoming, as well as graduating students
  • coordination of individualized services

Please read more about our support services here.

Students must be admitted to ASU through the regular admissions process in order to participate in As-U-R. Applications for As-U-R are accepted on an ongoing basis from high school seniors, transfer students, and current ASU students. If you are interested in As-U-R, please submit an As-U-R application and contact us for more information. The link to the interest form can be found in the upper left corner of this page. After completing the interest form, the As-U-R Director will contact the student to set up an on-campus interview.

Thank you very much and we look forward to talking with you about As-U-R.

Jamie Inlow, M.S.