The University of Michigan is fully committed to supporting its undergraduate students. To this end, the university offers numerous offices and services to assist students in their academic pursuits. However, students are expected to take charge of their education by seeking out the resources available to help. Some of the primary academic support resources for new students are listed below.
- Language Resource Center
- Math Lab
- Physics Help Room
- Science Learning Center
- Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services
- Sweetland Center for Writing
- University Library
Academic advisors are provided by the school or college in which you are enrolled. The advisor may be a staff advisor or a faculty member. Academic advising appointments allow students to spend time alone with the academic advisor to discuss individual interests and course selections. Academic advisors can also help students with academic planning and decision-making; refer students to other appropriate resources; and process necessary paperwork.
Some schools/colleges require students to see their advisors each term to discuss course selections. Other schools/colleges leave it up to the individual student to determine whether or not academic advising is needed. However, it is strongly recommended that even if it is not required, students should meet with an academic advisor once each term.
In addition to academic advisors, academic peer advisors are students who work in the residence halls and are trained to provide academic information and assistance about some schools/colleges.
Academic advising by school or college:
- Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning
- Stamps School of Art & Design
- Ross School of Business
- Dental Hygiene Program
- Marsal Family School of Education
- College of Engineering
- School of Information
- School of Kinesiology
- College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
- School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (by department)
- School of Nursing
- College of Pharmacy
- School of Public Health
- Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy