Schedules are generally posted by Wednesday Week 9 of the previous quarter. To assure that the schedule is as final as possible, LARC cannot post it any earlier.
LARC tutorial enrollment begins at 12:01 am on the Wednesday of Week 0.
During the academic year, the enrollment window closes at 5:00 pm on Friday of the Week 6.
During summer session, 5:00 pm on Friday of Week 3.
We strongly recommend that you enroll in the tutorial that corresponds with your lecture. You can enroll in a tutorial with another professor, but since some instructors teach at different paces and may cover or skip different material, it would be much more beneficial to you to select a tutorial session corresponding with your lecture. This assures that the LARC session content aligns with your lecture. Be careful with your LARC session selection, as there is no refund if you are dissatisfied because of a wrong selection.
The honors series courses move at different paces and may cover or skip different materials, or may cover material in a different order, but it is your choice. There is no refund if you are dissatisfied because the LARC session content does not align with your course.
No, per LARC policy, waitlisted students must wait until they are added automatically by the LARC Enrollment System before attending. Leaders will not allow you to attend their session if you are waitlisted. This is a strictly enforced LARC policy.
It varies. There is no guarantee that you will be added. Waitlisted students will be added in the order that they are waitlisted as seats become available. Alternatively, check the LARC website to see if any additional sessions have been added for your course.
LARC does not offer any scholarships or waivers for LARC tutorial fees, however, other departments at UCI may provide support. Students may be eligible for LARC scholarships through Middle Earth, Mesa Court, Arroyo Vista, Athletics, U/U, DSC, your major’s advising department or Student Success Initiatives (SSI). Please check with an SSI staff member BEFORE the end of 2nd week of any quarter to see if you qualify. They can be reached at 949-824-6234. The Student Success Initiatives office is located on the second floor of the Student Services II building, across from Zot n’ Go on Ring Road.
What Is The Educational Research Behind LARC
Brown, P., Roediger, H., & McDaniel, M. (2014). Make it stick : the science of successful learning. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (Links to an external site.).
Hongtao Yue, Sangha Rico, R., Mai Kou Vang, & Aquino Giuffrida, T. (2018). Supplemental Instruction: Helping Disadvantaged Students Reduce Performance Gap. Journal of Developmental Education, 41(2), 18–25 (Links to an external site.).
Dawson, P., van der Meer, J., Skalicky, J., & Cowley, K. (2014). On the Effectiveness of Supplemental Instruction: A Systematic Review of Supplemental Instruction and Peer-Assisted Study Sessions Literature Between 2001 and 2010. Review of Educational Research, 84(4), 609–639. (Links to an external site.)
Our sessions are led by an undergraduate or a recently graduated LARC tutor who has excelled in the course and has been trained in basic pedagogical theory and small group facilitation. There are generally 12-16 students per group, which meets twice a week for an hour each time.
Fall, Winter & Spring: Friday 4pm of Week 6
Summer: Friday 4pm of Week 3
*You may still be charged even if you drop a LARC tutorial. Please see the Fees & Policy page for more information.
LARC tutorial sessions start Wednesday (if your session is M/W) or Thursday (if your session is on T/TH) of Week 1.
Fees & Payments
It depends on the type of change. You can change between LARC tutorials that are in the same subject, e.g., from one Chem 1A tutorial to another Chem 1A tutorial for no extra charge.
If you change from one subject to another, there will be an extra charge. The amount of the charge depends on the nature of the situation. For full explanation, please fees & policy page.
Yes. For explanation please see Fees and Policies at fees & policy page.
Yes. For explanation, please see Fees and Policies at fees & policy page.