Montana State University

College of Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
Location: 212 Roberts Hall

Dean and Director:

Brett Gunnink

Dean and Director:

Robert J. Marley
on leave during 2012-13 academic year

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

What is PASS?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is an academic assistance program. The goal is to help you get the grade you want. Each session incorporates how to learn and what to learn. These will not be group tutoring sessions, but instead they are group study sessions guided by someone who knows the material. The PASS leader will provide study materials, answer questions, and lead test reviews.

How do PASS sessions work?

PASS sessions are weekly review sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult courses. PASS targets tough courses!

PASS provides a chance for you to get together with people in your class to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourselves before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you'll be ready.

PASS is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. The sessions are facilitated by a trained PASS leader.

Why should I attend PASS?

Studies on PASS sessions show that students who regularly attend sessions receive a better grade than those students who don’t attend. Also students who attend PASS sessions learn the material instead of memorize it, are able to apply fundamentals to more complex problems and have better study skills.

PASS Sessions





check for schedule at beginning of semester      

PASS Leaders Spring 2012

Class Tutor e-mail address