Success at Dearborn

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. 

For Students

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.

  • Dearborn Discovery Core

    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.

  • New Student Programming

    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

    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 Student Resouces

    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.

  • Learning Centers

    All students can take advantage of the resources offered by a number of learning centers on campus, including:

  • Mardigian Library

    You can visit the Mardigian Library in person or online to access a variety of research resources, including subject guides specific to your area of study. You can also reserve group study spaceuse a computerwork with a librarian to find the resources you need to succeed and more.

  • M-Success (Success/Support Services Appointment Scheduling System)

    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.

  • Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

    Get help with completing your coursework or preparing for an exam from a tutor or supplemental instructor.

Supporting Students

You'll find resources and programming for students from a variety of different backgrounds at UM-Dearborn, from first-generation students to veterans.

  • Be Wolverine Strong

    Students often have to face many obstacles in order to complete their degree. We celebrate this resiliency by sharing stories of strength and success. Learn more about Be Wolverine Strong.

  • Center for Social Justice and Inclusion

    The Center for Social Justice and Inclusion offers resources and programming in the following areas:

  • Disability Services

    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.

  • First Generation Programming

    The Office of Student Life offers special programming focused on supporting first generation students navigate the college experience.

Career-Ready Resources

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.


  • Fast FOURward

    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.

  • Internships, Co-ops, and Careers

    In addition to the Office of Career Services, which supports students 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.

  • Talent Gateway

    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.

Academic Success Blogs & Newsletters

We have created resources, in collaboration with faculty and staff, to cultivate new ideas and share out information about the great initiatives happening across campus. 

  • ThinkSpace

    ThinkSpace is a new blog out of the Provost Office that opens the door to faculty and staff thoughts on topics like online teaching, global learning, student success and MORE! The blog is absolutely free to access, to share, and to contribute blog ideas! 



  • The Success Press

    The Success Press is an electronic newsletter shared each semester that shines the spotlight on academic and student success accomplishments on campus.

Student Success Strategic Planning

Since 2016, the Provost Office, colleges, and campus partners have been operating in partnership under a Student Success Strategic Plan to plan, implement, and track initiatives that will enhance our students' success. The items listed on this page are just some of initiatives and opportunities that represent the strategic goals outlined in the plan.

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 

Academic Success Coordinator

Mardigian Library (ML)

Jessica LaGrange

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