University of California, Riverside

Academic Resource Center



Early Assist


CNAS Early Assist is a support program for freshmen, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), students who have placed into the UCR ARC 35 Intermediate Algebra course. The program follows students as they progress through ARC 35 (Fall), Math 6A (Winter) and Math 6B (Spring) to assist them through the Math prerequisite series in order to begin the core Chemistry and Biology courses required of a CNAS major.

Students participating in the program are assigned a Peer Educator, a CNAS student who has been academically successful in Math at UCR, to meet with regularly throughout each quarter.


Early Assist partners with instructors of ARC 35, Math 6A and Math 6B. Faculty members are asked to be supportive of the program as well as relay important information to the participating students.

We are extremely thankful to our strong, and successful, faculty partnerships! To participate, or receive more information on being a faculty partner please contact Andi Carter.

If you’re a student participating in the Early Assist program you’ll meet regularly with an Early Assist Peer Educator who can assist you with course content, study skills (primarily time management, test preparation, stress management, etc), understanding campus resources and in general help you to understand the structure of a 4 year research institution and how to be successful.

The transition from high school to a major research university like UCR, as well as being a CNAS major is an intensive life experience. The Early Assist program is designed to support you through the transition.

See our Tools for Success tabs for some helpful resources you can access online.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Academic Resource Center
Room 156, First Floor 380 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-3721
Fax: (951) 827-4543
E-mail: arc@ucr.edu

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