Success at Dearborn
The Office of Academic Success has compiled resources offered across the university to support student success both in and out of the classroom.
We have gathered contact information for both advising and student success offices to access while we are remote this upcoming semester. You can find that information on this webpage:
UM-Dearborn wants to help all new students succeed by providing you with the tools to develop a solid educational foundation and programming to support you whether you're a new freshman, transfer or graduate student.
Dearborn Discovery Core is a campus-wide general education program designed to complement the coursework you’ll do in your area of study. It’s a combination of lower- and upper-level courses across many academic disciplines. With this base, you’ll uncover potential new areas of interest and graduate with a strong toolkit for success, no matter the field you pursue.
Degree Works combines the University of Michigan-Dearborn's degree requirements and the student's completed and in-progress coursework into an easy-to-read worksheet that will help students see how courses completed at UM-Dearborn, and courses transferred from other schools count toward degree requirements. This site offers instructional videos on how to get started.
Whether it's meeting with an academic advisor or studying in the library, the university has a wealth of resources all students can utilize on the path to success.
Academic advising is available to provide you with information about program requirements, policies, procedures, and campus resources. Visit the Academic Advising page to find out who your academic advisor is.
Community Read is an opportunity for all university students, faculty and staff to engage in a conversation about a new book each academic year. Events are held throughout the year to give campus community members a chance to come together and discuss the chosen book.
All students can take advantage of the resources offered by a number of learning centers on campus, including:
You'll find resources and programming for students from a variety of different backgrounds at UM-Dearborn, from first-generation students to veterans.
Disability and Accessibility Service (DAS) collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. There may be times when there are aspects of the instruction or design of courses result in barriers to inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement. When that is the case, Disability Services will work with you to arrange for accommodations.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn has numerous mentoring programs across campus to provide guidance on careers, success, well-being, and more! Check out the programs and get involved as a mentee or a mentor!
Where do you want to go next? At UM-Dearborn, we connect you with opportunities to accelerate your learning and develop practical skills in your field of study, including internships and co-op education.
Experience+ is a new campus collaborative supporting students’ academic, personal, and professional growth by promoting experiential learning through intercultural, digital, and information literacies. Get technology assistance from our TechTutors, participate in undergraduate research through the SURE program, and learn more about other exciting initiatives.
Each college also has a dedicated internship, co-op or field placement office to help you as you seek to gain practical skills and experience. Learn more about internships, co-ops and career-related support and opportunities at UM-Dearborn.
Have you ever considered a career in public service, going into scientific research, teaching English overseas, or attending a prestigious graduate school? If so, you should consider applying for major national scholarship or fellowship competitions. Start planning early by visiting the National Scholarships and Fellowships page to help you on your journey.
Unique to UM-Dearborn, the Talent Gateway can help you get ready for a successful life and career by connecting you with resources and opportunities and then providing you with a space to reflect on the impact of these experiences. Through a web-based gameful approach to career-readiness, you will recognize and articulate your existing skills while also developing new skills that employers seek such as critical, creative thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, oral and written communication, digital literacy, and global fluency.
The Office of Academic Success is committed to academic and student success initiatives, resources, and opportunities that transform student lives by connecting them with high quality services to enrich the student experience.
- Jessica LaGrange