Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Academic Counseling

The U-Turn Program is offered to students who need assistance overcoming academic deficiencies. The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is utilized in the U-Turn Program to help identify academic strengths and weaknesses of students. We also offer sessions concerning the following topics: time management, note taking skills, study methods, test taking tips, and test anxiety.

What is it? The U-Turn Program is offered to students who need assistance overcoming academic difficulties. It is a holistic approach to academic counseling because we don’t just focus on academic enhancement. Personality discovery and career exploration are other components of this program. We use several assessments within the program to help explore the different aspects of a student.

Who can participate in the U-Turn Program?
Anyone who feels that their academic success can be improved can participate in the program. Also, the Financial Aid department requires some of their recipients to participate in this program when SAP isn’t met.

These are the academic assessments we use:

  • The VARK Learning Styles online assessment helps identify how you process, retain, and recall information.
  • The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) helps identify academic strengths and weaknesses of students.
  • We also offer sessions concerning the following topics: time management, note taking skills, study methods, test taking tips, and test anxiety.

The U-Turn Program’s Personality Discovery component allows students to identify their personality type.

Jung Typology Test Upon completing Jung Typology Test you will obtain your type formula, strengths of the preferences and type description. It may help you to identify your life style in general and with respect to specific fields of activity. You will also obtain a list of the most suitable career choices based on your personality, along with some educational institutions where you can receive a relevant degree or training.

Here are some helpful links that can be used to further enhance your academic situation.

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Academic Links:

This page was last updated on: February 20, 2014