Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)



Peer-Assisted Study Sessions – PASS is available in selected sections of introductory STEM course sequences at UMW.  The PASS program provides peer-facilitated study sessions led by qualified and trained undergraduate leaders who attend the lectures with students and encourage students to practice and discuss course concepts in sessions. Sessions are open to all students who want to improve their understanding of the material, as well as their grades. The PASS sessions will focus on the most recent material covered in class.  Please note these sessions are not tutoring but rather sessions to compare class notes, review and discuss important concepts, develop appropriate strategies for studying, and prepare for exams.  Attendance is free and voluntary.  Your instructor will not be informed by the PASS leader if you attend the sessions.  PASS sessions are targeted to the students enrolled in specific sections but are not exclusively for those students.   Any questions, contact Dr. Nicole Crowder (, Chemistry) or Venitta McCall (, Education).