The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) reports directly to the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and is uniquely positioned to collaborate with faculty, the Department of Athletics and the campus community to support student-athletes as they excel in the classroom and compete in athletics. The ASPSA helps student-athletes explore their academic interests and abilities as well as provides numerous academic services including tutoring, secondary academic and career advising, assistance with University and NCAA eligibility, and coordination of academic honors and awards. In addition to the Director/Assistant Provost, the ASPSA staff includes 12 academic counselors, three learning specialists, and an office manager. ASPSA staff work together to guide and support student-athletes throughout their career at Carolina, beginning with an introduction to academics at UNC during the recruiting process through graduation and beyond. All incoming student-athletes, as well as those in need of more intensive academic support, participate in the My Academic Plan (MAP) program. Academic counselors and learning specialists work with each student-athlete to customize his or her MAP based on academic preparedness, course schedule, and individual need.
Tutoring is available to all student-athletes. The ASPSA employs over 90 tutors each semester with individual, small group, and large group sessions scheduled Sunday through Friday.
The ASPSA mission is to serve and support the academic needs of UNC student-athletes throughout their collegiate experience as they pursue their educational goals and prepare for the next stage of their lives.