Student Health and Wellness

Counseling Services

U-Turn Academic Counseling

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Examination of Treatment Progress Among College Students in a University Counseling Program


The U-Turn program is offered to students who are interested in collegiate success. The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is utilized in the U-Turn Program to help identify your academic strengths and growth edges. Session topics include but are not limited to goal setting, personal values, time management, note-taking skills, study methods, test-taking tips, and test anxiety.

What is it? The U-Turn program is a holistic approach to academic counseling because we don’t just focus on academic enhancement. Personal discovery and career exploration are other components of this program. We use several assessments within the program to help explore the various aspects of a student.

Who can participate in the U-Turn Program?
Anyone interested in collegiate success or who feels that their academic success can be improved can participate in the program. Counseling Services partners with programs and services in the TAMUK Community to assist with academic recovery. Additionally, the Financial Aid department may require some of its recipients to participate in this program when SAP isn’t met.

Duration of Program: The U-Turn Program generally consists of 3 - 5 sessions (50 minutes each) The appointments are scheduled weekly or bi-monthly and cannot be scheduled all in the same week. No new appointments are scheduled 3 - 5 weeks before the end of the semester. The content of these sessions, including all assessment results, will remain completely confidential.  Interested students can call Student Health and Wellness (361) 593-8050 and ask to set up a U-Turn appointment. Appointments are offered face-to-face or through our tele-mental health platform Zoom.

The academic assessments used include:

  • The VARK Learning Styles online assessment helps identify how you process, retain, and recall information.
  • The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) helps identify the academic strengths and weaknesses of students.

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

Academic Assessments:

Behavioral Health Self-Assessment Screenings

Academic Links:

Call Student Health and Wellness to schedule your U-Turn sessions today!

Contact Information:
Student Health and Wellness (361) 593-5080