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SI-PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)

SI-PASS provides regularly scheduled, peer-led study sessions for difficult courses. SI-PASS sessions focus on using effective study techniques to master difficult course content, so you learn what to learn and how to learn at the same time. SI-PASS is free and available to all students enrolled in courses supported by SI.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students who attend SI-PASS regularly:

  • Earn an average of 1/2 to 1 full letter grade higher than those who do not
  • Have a better understanding of course material
  • Develop effective study skills that can be applied to other courses

SI-PASS Leaders are U of I students who have taken difficult courses and been successful in them. SI-PASS Leaders attend class for the course which they support and provide informal, structured study sessions focused on the most difficult concepts covered in class.

A typical SI-PASS session is an hour-long meeting in a classroom on campus and might include a review of lecture and assigned readings, group work and discussion, problem-solving and critical thinking activities or a mock exam. The SI-PASS Leader’s primary focus is to assist students in understanding the course material while helping them to develop effective study skills that are applicable to the content. The SI-PASS Leaders will never structure SI-PASS sessions as a forum to re-lecture to students who missed class.

A historically difficult course is a course with relatively high rates of students receiving a final grade of D or F or withdrawing from the course. SI-PASS supports courses with 20% or higher DFW rates, which preference given to courses with DFW rates higher than 25%. SI-PASS also considers the average enrollment and student perception of these courses when deciding which courses to support, as well as other support options on campus.

Vandal Success Center, Idaho Commons, 3rd Floor

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 2537
Moscow, ID 83844-2537

Phone: 208-885-1021


Meet The Staff

Idaho Commons Room 306

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2537
Moscow, ID 83844-2537

Phone: 208-885-1021

Fax: 208-885-9404


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