Sometimes students experience academic difficulties not because they do not understand the specific course material, but rather due to other factors such as excessive anxiety, poorly developed study skills, or unrealistic expectations about how much they can handle. Academic Advising can help students figure out what may be impeding their academic progress, and assist them in taking steps to address the problem(s). The University provides a friendly setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal, academic, or career-related nature. Please email the Student Support office at STUDENTsupport@iau.LA
or call (213) 262-3939 to schedule an appointment for advising.
IAU provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction as a supplemental service to improve students' English. This service is not a program in which students can enroll and is available as classroom instruction only.
English Classes are offered:
IAU's Main Los Angeles Campus
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Take advantage of this free service! Other great tools you can use will be listed below.
Grammarly - www.grammarly.com
It’s annoying when you have a great paper, but your grammar is sub par. Improve your writing — spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and tense usage — with Grammarly. With their app, you can check your paper from your browser or from Microsoft Word. Be confident when you submit your work that it is error-free.
IAU holds study hours in the library Monday – Friday from 9:30 A.M. – 9:30 P.M. Please see special hours for holidays observed
. The library is equipped with a 20 feet white board, electrical extensions & outlets, and hundreds of business and general education books. In addition, students are also able to reserve classrooms on campus when class is not in session for group study. If you would like to reserve a classroom on the Los Angeles campus, please contact ssv@iau.LA
or visit the front desk for more information.
The LIRN® virtual library provides students with millions of peer-reviewed and full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, e-books, podcasts, audio, and video resources to support their academic studies from Gale Cengage, ProQuest, EBSCO, CREDO Reference, eLibrary, and more, covering topics for General Education, Business, and Medical programs.
Email the Office of Student Support at STUDENTsupport@iau.LA if you do not have your IAU username log-in.
LIRN User Guide
With a 5 mile radius of IAU’s campuses, there exist 2 public libraries. These libraries are open to the public and may be used as ancillary resources. Please find the contact information for the libraries below.
Libraries located near IAU's main campus:
Pio Pico - Koreatown Branch Library
694 S. Oxford Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Wilshire Branch Library
149 N. Saint Andrews Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Libraries located near Buena Park Satellite Campus:
Buena Park Library District
7150 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620
5331 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
IAU LA Main Campus Library
3440 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90010
IAU’s campus library exists primarily to serve the scholarly and research needs of our faculty and students. The library contains mainly specialized holdings in subject areas relevant to our course offerings such as business, management, and English.
LA Main campus library collection catalog: https://iau.librarika.com/
Bibme - www.bibme.org
Professors seem to always want writing assignments in certain formats and different citations and bibliographies for certain types of papers. If you’re taking multiple classes at once, it can be difficult to keep up with which format goes where. Whatever format it is, BibMe helps to put your sources in the right format.
SCORE LA's parent organization, the national SCORE Association founded in 1964, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE LA's volunteers are from every walk of business life. Most have owned or still own successful businesses – others come from high-level management positions; directors and VPs of Fortune 500 companies, owners and presidents of retail chains, manufacturing companies, distributors and franchisors. SCORE's mission is to provide professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses.
IAU is partnered with SCORE to offer the SCORE INTERNSHIP which allows students to gain exposure in the small business sector. IAU encourages all students whether through internship, SCORE Workshops which are FREE on our campus, or by visiting SCORE LA located in Glendale, California, to participate in SCORE's efforts to educate professionals and students. For more information, please contact:
Steven Marks, Executive Vice President
SCORE Los Angeles, CA
330 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203
The University believes that study groups can be very valuable in the learning process. They can provide support, discipline, and ready feedback. Residential Students can form study groups on campus.
Online Learning Students
As with any distance-learning program with students throughout the world, it is difficult for students to convene in traditional study groups for learning purposes. The University provides for “electronic interaction” between students and their Faculty Mentors, which it believes offsets this limitation. Through electronic means, students are in direct one-on-one contact with their Faculty Mentors and Academic Advisors to enhance their learning.
Tutor.com - www.tutor.com
Need a tutor? Tutor.com offers 24/7 tutoring in over 40 different subjects. Get a tutor — day or night — in math, science, computer science, social studies, and English subjects. Additionally, tutors are available to help SAT test prep and advanced courses. Tutors go through an extended interview process and are fully equipped to help students in specific subjects. (Personal note: I passed college algebra with the help of one of their amazing tutors.)
The textbook list is posted online each session a month before the course starts to allow ample time for students to obtain a textbook. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the textbook(s) required for the classes they are enrolled in.
The estimated cost of one used textbook is $80-100. To calculate the total textbook expense for the entire program, multiply $90 x how many courses in your program.
Most textbooks can also be obtained through major bookstores such as:
The IAU Writing Center provides support for students working on course papers and independent writing projects. The IAU Writing Center can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final polishing.
More information can be found at http://iau.la/writing-center/ for hours, how to make contact, getting help, and other great resources!