The Chemistry Learning Center offers a supportive learning environment where students work with instructors in small groups. Our program is partially funded to work with students in the CAE (Center for Academic Excellence), CeO (Center for Educational Opportunity), PEOPLE, and Posse scholars programs. We also try to welcome underrepresented students, first generation+low income students, students returning after a long absence from college, Chancellor and Powers Knapp scholars, McBurney Center students, students on academic probation, students-at-risk of failing the course, students re-taking the course after earning a D or F, new transfer students, returning active-duty full-time veterans. We generally follow these guidelines when accepting students though we consider each student on a case-by-case basis and also take into account available space in our program.
Recent events that highlight the systemic racism and injustice many of our students of color experience on a daily basis caused great frustration and heartache for our staff. We love and value the students we work with and recognize the anger felt by many. We will continue to work to create a space where all students feel welcomed, valued, and respected. We also recognize the shared responsibility we have to create substantive change by doing our part to reject hate and end injustice.
We are now located in 4330 Medical Sciences Center (MSC) and are no longer in the Chemistry Building. Click here for our location.
Change of operation due to COVID-19
Courses supported this fall
We are able to support students in Chem 103, Chem 104, and some organic chemistry this fall. More information is available here.
Applying to the program
Please visit the Apply page. Most students drop by our office (Room 4330) to fill out an application form. We will also have an online application form available about one week before classes start. Please watch the short video describing what we do and who we try to support before applying (thanks!).
Please visit the UW Covid-19 Response page for updates, testing, tracing, dorm, dining, and academic impacts, health and safety issues, and other important information.