About Study Groups

Study Groups are offered for select academic courses each term and are free for students to join. The list of Study Groups for the term is posted on our "Current Study Groups" page. Study Groups are led by trained student leaders who have received an A/A- in the course and have been recommended by the course instructor. Study Groups meet on a weekly basis for 1.5 hours. Students can register for Study Groups by visiting: studygroups.dartmouth.edu

*Availability of study groups is dependent on study group leader applications, professor approval, and student demand.


General Information

A study group consists of a small group of students and a trained leader.  The group:

  • Meets together regularly once a week; additional review sessions may be scheduled before an exam
  • Discusses concepts, confusions, and insights into course material
  • Determines its own pace and the material that will be covered
  • Helps students organize their thoughts, test their understanding, and learn how to approach material

Study Groups are free for all students. For more information, please email Academic Study Groups.

Study Group Preparation

Before attending your study group, please do the following:

  • Review class notes and assigned reading
  • Attempt the current problem set
  • Jot down questions or concepts that are unclear to you

What Students Say:

Why Join a Study Group?

“[I had an] alternate resource if I couldn't make office hours.”

“[I] got my questions answered from a new point of view in a relaxed, convenient environment.”

“[I] learned how others solved problems.”

“My study group leader clarified a lot of the information we learned in class, making it more understandable.”

“I was able to get other examples for material that I didn't understand.”

“[I spent time] listening to other people's questions (and sometimes being able to explain things to them myself).”

“[It] gave me an incentive to study and come prepared for study group.”

“I was able to ask my questions on a weekly basis.”

“[I learned about] thinking critically.”