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Academic Support Services

Developmental Education

The mission of the Developmental Education Program is to promote the academic success of all Prairie View A & M University students by providing effective instruction to students with diverse levels of preparedness that foster college readiness in Reading, Mathematics, and English in a timely manner.

Developmental Education Website

Principles of Effective Learning

CURR 1013
A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, motivation, as well as the factors that influence learning, and the application of learning strategies. Theoretical model of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serves as the conceptual basis for instruction. The course content is divided into a four-part model (the Effective Learning Model) consisting of self-assessment, cognitive theories, self-regulation, and strategies for self- change.

CURR 1011
Effective Learning Seminar enables learners to adopt a more inquiry-based approach to learning and create greater connections between ideas, concepts, and themes across the curricula. Learners will apply real-world situations to course content and efficiently retain and apply theories and concepts taught in core and major courses.

Principles of Effective Learning Website

Testing Services

The mission of the Office of Testing is to support student retention and success by providing examinations and resources that assist with academic and professional advancement. The Office of Testing supports and promotes the institutional mission of Prairie View A&M University and the academic mission of the Division of Academic Enhancement by administering local, state and national test programs and by providing centralized evaluation services for all students, faculty, and the surrounding community. We adhere to the Professional Standards and Guidelines established by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Exams available:

  • CLEP
  • HESI
  • TSI Assessment
  • Proctored Exams
  • National Exams (SAT, ACT, LSAT, MPRE)

Testing Website

University Tutoring Center


The University Tutoring Center is a component of the Division of Academic Student Support Services at Prairie View A&M University! Our services are available to all undergraduate students enrolled for credit in targeted PVAMU courses.

What we do
Need help mastering mathematics? Looking for some assistance in making sure your research paper is just right? Look no further than the University Tutoring Center. Located in the John B. Coleman Library in Room 307F, the Center offers help for:

  • Mathematics (Basic Math - Calculus II)
  • Microeconomics, Macroeconomics
  • History, Government
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • English (Basics - Freshman Comp II), Speech
  • Spanish I&II
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

University Tutoring Center

The Testing Center

Jeremy Sample
Testing Associate
Academic Engagement and Student Success
Delco - Room 141
Lab - Delco - Room 101

The Learning Curve

Ms. Karen Stewart
Tutoring Coordinator
Academic Engagement and Student Success
John B. Coleman Library
3rd Floor - Room 307F

Principles of Effective Learning

Ms. Shayla Wiggins
Principles of Effective Learning Coordinator
Academic Engagement and Student Success
Delco - Room 146

Last Updated: 3/2017