Academic Success

You didn’t come to college just to do OK or skate by and coast. You’re here to make the most of it, to learn new things and to chart a better future for yourself, your family and your community. So be sure you’re taking your study game to the next level, too. Yes, academic success resources can help when you’re struggling with a course, but they’re also great for people who want to get better at their best courses. Look below for some easy ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of your education and maximizing your investment in you.

So you’re taking an online course at UWM. That’s great! Online courses have been proven to be an effective way to learn, but to be most successful, there are some things you should know about being an online student. Whether you are a campus-based student taking the occasional online course or a fully-online student taking all of your courses from a distance, this orientation is for you! Orientation for Online Students

Start the Orientation


Sometimes, you need someone to point you in the right direction. Sometimes, you’re looking to expand your academic toolbox or get help with a particularly tough class. And sometimes, you’re looking for new ideas or approaches to get the most out of your study routine. So check out the many tutoring options that are available to you. If you don’t know where to start, contact the Student Success Center or schedule an appointment with your peer mentor.

Schedule an Appointment


When you’re in it for the long haul, you need to keep an eye on the big picture. An academic advisor is there to help you along the way. They can help ensure that you’ve got the right plan and that you’re making the right choices to stay on track. That’s why it’s a good idea to check in with them at least once per semester, especially before enrolling in classes. Have more questions? Check out the academic advising webpage.

Academic Advising


Whenever you want to schedule an appointment with your peer mentor or academic advisor, all you need is Navigate. Simply log in, choose the type of assistance you’re looking for and you’ll see the advisors you’re paired with. Then choose a date and time that works for you and lock it in. Click and done! You can even request to have a reminder sent to you by text or email. We get it — you’ve got a lot going on these days.

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