Student Success Center

Coordinated Group Study

group study

The Coordinated Group Study program brings classmates together for an organized and intentional study group. It is a good option when Peer-Led Team Learning, Supplemental Instruction or Peer Tutoring is not offered for the course.

The Student Success Center (SSC) assists the members with a location and group agreement. The SSC can also reach out to the other students in the class to find more group members if needed.

How To Get Started

Email [email protected] with your interest in starting a Coordinated Group Study. Please mention:

  • the class/section,
  • all group members’ names, and
  • if you would like to invite others to join the group.

A group must have three or more members and ideally should not exceed six members. The students will construct a written agreement with the SSC program coordinator before the group starts meeting. Each session will be limited to three hours.


  • Set ground rules for the group; these will be specified in the written agreement.
  • Meet regularly.
  • Avoid allowing the group to become a place for note-gathering or substitute for attending class.
  • Avoid allowing one or two people to dominate the group.

Tips and Strategies

  • Assign roles to group members.
  • Take turns teaching and leading.
  • Discuss lecture notes to learn important concepts.
  • Relate and apply new concepts to old information.
  • Quiz one another or brainstorm possible test questions that involve applying concepts.
  • Work together; understand that everyone plays a role and each has different strengths and weaknesses.