MParents: Academic Support Services : Academics at Michigan

Academics at Michigan


Academic Support Services

Resources
Academic Advising

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. If your son or daughter is having trouble academically, he or she must take the initiative by seeking out the resources available to help. A comprehensive listing of academic support resources is available at academicsupport.umich.edu. Some of the primary academic support resources are also listed below.

Resources

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are provided by the School or College in which your student is enrolled. The advisor may be a staff advisor or a faculty member. A student may continue to meet with the same advisor that he or she saw at Orientation, or he/she can request a new advisor.

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 in the residence halls are trained to provide academic information and assistance about some Schools/Colleges.

Academic Advising by School or College: