Study Plan Consultant

Put Together a Study Plan with a Consultant for FREE!

If you are given this as an assignment for a class or for some other activity: At the start of each session of your two sessions, give your SPC the name and email address of your professor/whomever gave that assignment. Your SPC has an email template they will complete and email to both you and them.

If you have already been scheduled for an appointment: Welcome! Please print these documents, complete them now, and bring the completed documents to your Initial Appointment:

To Sign Up

On MU Connect, search for “Study Plan.” The SPC program will pop up – schedule your appointment!

If you need any help: Go to the Student Success Center (on Lowry Mall, across from Ellis Library) and ask the folks at the front desk to help you sign up for a Study Plan Consultant (SPC) appointment.


A minimum of two.

Initial appointment = 1 hour.
Follow-up (Second) appointment = 15 minutes. More if necessary.
Additional follow-up appointments = 15 minutes. Schedule if desired.

Your second appointment should be scheduled before you leave your first appointment.

During the first SPC appointment, a student and their SPC will typically complete both of the following:

I. The “3-Part Toolkit for Study Planning”

Part 1: A Monthly Calendar with all of your due dates (exams, homework, projects, prelabs, lab reports, papers, etc). This will be your “living document” that you and your SPC will continue to write on to set goals and set a reasonable plan for achieving those goals.

Part 2: A Weekly Schedule with all of your weekly commitments, and all of the weekly sources of academic help you have for each course.

Part 3: A Grade Calculator in Excel so that you will always know what your current grades are, best possible grades are, and grade goals are for each class throughout the semester.

II. The Study Plan

After you have completed the 3-Part Toolkit and by the end of your first (or possibly second) meeting with your SPC, you will have developed a strategy for completing a major paper/project or studying for an exam in your most challenging course(s):

  • Which resource(s) you will use, how and when you will use them
  • What work you will do on your own between the times you use those resources

Submit all feedback to Yve Solbrekken, Coordinator, Math-Based Science Tutoring Program and Study Consultant Program, The Learning Center, University of Missouri: