Student Success Center (SSC)

M. Louis Salmon Library First Floor
www.uah.edu/ssc
ssc@uah.edu
256-824-2478

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides academic support programs that empower individuals to realize their potential as self-directed learners and professionals. The SSC is located in M. Louis Salmon Library. To learn more about any of our programs, visit the SSC website or call 256-824-2478.

Tutoring Programs

The Tutoring Programs consist of Academic Coaching, Content Tutoring, and Writing Tutoring. The goal of the Tutoring Programs is to work with UAH students not only on content, but also on study and learning strategies so that students can become independent learners. The programs provide academic assistance to students in-person and online through one-on-one and small group sessions with up to three classmates.

Academic Coaching helps students improve their performance in and out of class by offering sessions on study, learning, and self-management strategies. During a session, coaches and students work together to create an action plan.

Content Tutoring provides academic assistance for students in a variety of subjects. Tutors work with students on course content and developing study and learning strategies during a session.

Writing Tutoring helps students become more confident and successful writers. Writing tutors use peer consultations at any point in the writing process to encourage writers to identify and develop their own writing skills.

To make an appointment or learn more about our programs, visit the Tutoring Programs website or call 256-824-2478.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

The Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Program provides academic support for students enrolled in specifically designated classes that are considered historically difficult. PASS leaders are UAH students who have previously and successfully completed the course. They attend class lectures along with currently enrolled students and facilitate group study sessions two to three times per week outside of class. PASS provides an active learning environment through sessions that focus on both course content and learning strategies. To find out more about the program, or to view the current PASS schedule, students can visit the PASS website or call 256-824-2478.

College Academic Support Centers

College of Business Administration

The Office of Academic Assistance is located in the Business Administration Building, room 102. Advisement and tutoring arrangements may be scheduled by phone at 256.824.6024 or by email at undergradbiz@uah.edu.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering Student Affairs Office is located in the Engineering Building, room 157. The office offers comprehensive advising services and coordinates tutoring when requested. Phone 256.824.6877 for information.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The Academic Advisors for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are Mr. Frank Bell and Ms. Jana Savanapridi, are located in the Conference Training Center (CTC) 113. CAHS students who have not filed a Program of Study must meet with Mr. Bell or Ms. Savanapridi for schedule planning before registering. Call for an appointment at 256.824.2867 (bellf@uah.edu or jms0014@uah.edu) The College maintains two libraries: A Sociology Library in CTC 203 and a Women's and Gender Studies Resource Center library in CTC 111.

College of Nursing

Student advisement is conducted in the College of Nursing, Suite 227 by Ms. Laura Mann, Director of Admissions and Advisement or by Ms. Janiece Smith, Academic Advisor. Students who are not registered nurses pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) should visit the office for advisement about pre-requisite courses and for answers about admission requirements. Appointments with Ms. Mann can be set up by calling the Office of Undergraduate Nursing Programs at 256-824-6742 or by online scheduling at https://www.uah.edu/nursing/degree-programs/bsn. Students who are registered nurses completing degree requirements for a BSN can contact Ms. Janiece Smith, CON Academic Advisor by calling 256-824-6742 or by email at jas0031@uah.edu.  

College of Science

The College of Science Academic Advisers, Ms. Morgan Lewis and Ms. Jennifer Bradley are located in the Materials Science Building room 206C and may be reached at scienceadvising@uah.edu or 256.824.6605. Science advising is provided for College of Science undergraduate students in conjunction with departmental advising. Each department in the College of Science provides its own student services, including tutoring and specialized support centers that support major and non-major courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.  Information can be obtained in the departmental offices.

Mathematics Tutoring Center

The Mathematics Tutoring Center provides tutoring in MA 107, MA 110, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 171, and MA 172. The tutoring center is conveniently located in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology where most of the mathematics courses are taught, and is staffed by graduate assistants. The hours of the tutoring center vary from semester to semester. For more information, please call the Mathematical Sciences Department at 256.824.6470, or visit our web site at www.math.uah.edu.

Mathematics Computer Laboratory

The Mathematics Computer Laboratory has approximately 20 computers equipped with a variety of mathematical software packages including Maple, MATLAB, and various tutorial programs. Located on the lower level of the Shelby Center in Room 006, the Mathematics Computer Lab is open only to students enrolled in math courses, and a student ID is required in the Lab. It is open approximately 35 hours per week and is staffed by undergraduate student assistants. For more information, please call the Mathematical Sciences Department at 256.824.6470, or visit our website at www.math.uah.edu.

Calculus Workshop

UAH's calculus workshop provides academic assistance to students at any level of calculus. No fee is charged and no grade is given. The workshop encourages students to work in groups on problems presented by graduate teaching assistants. Workshop participants get away from standard homework problems and see how math is used in the real world. This promotes teamwork, a sense of belonging to a community of math peers, and developing friendships which extend beyond the workshop.

Physics Success Center

The Physics Success Center exists to provide a central location (Optics Building 200) from which students in the physical sciences can seek guidance from experienced tutoring personnel free of charge. The center is supported by Physics Department faculty and provides supplementary class materials as well as on-going tutoring.