The Academic Anxiety Resource Center is dedicated to supporting learners, educators, and parents in identifying needs and solutions for individuals who experience anxiety in academic settings. The work of the AARC is focused on non-clinical forms of anxiety (Academic Anxiety, Test Anxiety, Math Anxiety). The resources, research, and materials we offer are meant to support individuals and their support teams in navigating their academic experiences.

The Academic Anxiety Resource Center is now offering in-person workshops for Ball State undergraduate students! Check back periodically for updated dates and topics!

The mission of AARC is primarily on promoting greater autonomy in managing these lower forms of stress that all students experience in one way or another. AARC contributors are NOT serving as mental health professionals. If you or someone you care about is experiencing anxiety that is beyond the level of our focus here, please connect with a licensed mental health provider. You will find several links below to direct you to those resources.

Use the links at the top of the page to find information related to identifying, supporting, or researching individuals with Academic Anxiety. If you would like to connect with AARC to share your own useful information with people who visit this site – please reach out!

Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact professional support immediately. In the U.S., you can call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or call one of the following hotlines:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor.

Ball State University Student Resources: