FAQ

How much does it cost to have a study consultant?

Study consultants are free for full-time undergraduate students at JHU.

When is the best time to enroll in the Study Consulting Program?

Ideally, you should enter the program before the semester begins or at the beginning of the semester. However, students are accepted into the program at any time.

What will be expected of me if I work with a consultant?

You will be required to meet with your consultant for one hour each week. We expect you to try different strategies and techniques for a few weeks. If you find the strategies are not for you, you are not required to use them, but you should be open to your consultant’s suggestions. This initial time should be spent investigating and discovering strategies and techniques that work for you.

When and where do I meet with my consultant?

Most students meet with their consultants for one hour each week. The day, time, and location should be mutually agreed upon by both you and the consultant.

Can my consultant serve as a private tutor?

Study consultants are not tutors. Consultants will help you with academic skills that will help you in all courses. You may work on one particular course or us a particular course as an example for the skills you learn, but you will not receive tutoring on course-specific content.

Can my consultant work with my instructor and/or TA?

Your study consultant will encourage you to meet with your instructors but will not intercede for you. Part of being a responsible college student is learning to be proactive as well as interactive with your instructors.

What if I find the program is not for me?

To stop participating, please send a letter or email to the coordinator and your assigned consultant saying that you are withdrawing from the program.