We are here to help you succeed.
The Office of the Provost 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:
Starting Out Strong
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.
Canvas is the online space for all current UM-Dearborn courses. In Canvas, you may have access to the course syllabus, assignments, discussions, files, conferences and more. This site offers important dates, strategies, and video resources to help you learn how to best utilize Canvas.
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.
Fast FOURward is the UM-Dearborn initiative to inform students of the techniques and benefits of finishing their degree in four years, including significant cost savings. Visit the Fast FOURward page to learn if this program is right for you.
The Office of Student Life offers success programming for new students to support you as you begin your college career.
Academic Resources for Everyone
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.
Need some additional help? Check out these academic tools for success or sign-up for tutoring services.
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.
Need to make an appointment with your advisor, a learning center, or Disability Services? Log on to M-Success anytime to find an appointment that works for your schedule.
ITS has compiled a list of resources and suggestions to help you succeed while working/studying remotely.
Join in a supplemental instruction session to learn course content in a fun way.
You'll find resources and programming for students from a variety of different backgrounds at UM-Dearborn, from first-generation students to veterans.
The Campus Resource Guide features opportunities for engagement with campus offices and organizations as well as resources that can help make the most of your UM-Dearborn experience.
Disability Services 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 Office of Student Life offers special programming focused on supporting first generation students navigate the college experience.
- Career Peers can help with resume & cover letter writing, mock interviews, job search strategies, and exploring majors and careers.
- Cruise to Success mentors are part of all Cruise and ModelT sessions, providing a campus connection to students in those programs.
- Diverse Understanding Creating Community (DUCC) mentors encourage campus engagement, connectivity, and community for first-year undergrad students.
- International Student Mentors support international students to help them connect to campus and the community.
- Mental Health and Wellness Peer Mentors are trained to provide education and support to fellow students through programming and weekly support groups.
- START Peer Mentors assist the Academic Advisors by providing high quality peer advising and coaching services to students.
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.
The Office of Career Services supports student career development, exploration and job search by assisting with resume writing, mock interviews, career fairs and events, and more.
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 and use these resources 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.
Meet the Academic Success Coordinator
The Office of the Provost 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, Academic Success Coordinator