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Academic Success Resources

Stress & Other Concerns

The University is committed to academic resources to support student success. This site guides students to services available on campus, from our peer institutions, and other non-university websites. Students are always encouraged to seek out assistance early in the semester. In addition to utilizing these tutoring services and academic success resources, students should consult their academic department for more resources in their major courses. The Undergraduate Catalog provides contact information for your major department (search by college/school) and a directory of all student resources and services.  


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University of Maryland, College Park Academic Success Resources

  • The Counseling Center offers academic and study strategy resources such as time management, overcoming procrastination, studying, test preparation, apps to help you track and achieve your goals, and more. 

  • The Counseling Center’s Common Student Concerns page contains a comprehensive list of common student concerns with coping tips and further resources to help in areas including (but not limited to): stress, adjusting to college, learning difficulties, anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties, ADHD, depression, grief, alcohol/drug concerns, eating/body image concerns, sexual/relationship violence, suicidal thoughts.

  • The UMD Campus Food Pantry (0143 Health Center) mission is to alleviate food insecurity among UMD-College Park students, faculty and staff by providing emergency food to UMD-College Park students, faculty, and staff in need. Food insecurity – the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, safe, nutritious food – is a national issue with local impact affecting some students, faculty and staff in our own campus community.

  • Fostering Terp Success (2108 Mitchell Building) is a campus-wide community of support and belonging to aid students who were or are in foster care, who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, or who are without a supportive family system. Our comprehensive network of staff, faculty, and alumni is committed to creating a safe community that works to remove barriers and assist students in accessing essential campus services, navigating challenges, and developing self-advocacy and life skills.

  • Undocumented Student Resources (various locations) UMD is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, including undocumented students. Undocumented students, who often face barriers and challenges as they navigate campus policies, require support services that address their unique needs. As such, UMD departments and allies have partnered to increase institutional support for undocumented students, providing advising related to mental health, financial aid, and admissions.

Peer Institution Websites*

*Peer Institution Websites: Resources from UMD peer institutions offer valuable information. While most of the information can be used by any student regardless of where they are enrolled, note that some links may provide contact information/resources that are available only to that particular institution. Special thanks to our peer institutions.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)*:

    • Managing College Stress*: Helpful information for coping with stress. However, be aware that some resource links listed are specific to UNC Chapel Hill campus.
    • Test Anxiety*: Helpful information on the causes and symptoms of test anxiety and how to reduce test anxiety. However, be aware that some resource links listed are specific to UNC Chapel Hill campus.

  • The Ohio State University (OSU)*: Test Anxiety: 9 minute video: Helpful information on managing test anxiety. Be aware that some resource links listed are specific to OSU campus.

  • Pennsylvania State University*: Test Anxiety: Tutorial on handling/coping with test anxiety.

  • Oregon State University*: Tips for Managing Test Anxiety: Tips on mentally preparing for exams to avoid or reduce anxiety.

  • Rutgers University*:

    • Study and Writing Skills*: Helpful 1-2 page worksheets/guidelines on stress, test preparation, time management, speed reading, self-management, among other tips.
    • Time Management & Organization Resources*: Provides a self-guided workshop on time management as well as tips for schedule building, meeting goals, and breaking down big projects into manageable tasks. Be aware that some resource links listed are specific to Rutgers University campuses.


University of Maryland

The Tutoring and Academic Success Resources website provides links to non-UMD sites. Although every effort is made to provide relevant, accurate, and helpful information, the University of Maryland is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites.