Academic Resources

Available services include study groups directed by staff and student leaders, individual tutors, and assistance with study skills (i.e. time management, goal setting, preparing for and taking tests, using support systems within the University). Information and assistance is available in the Office for Student Success and the Learning and Writing Center. Other resources provided include support for using test to voice technology (Kurzweil).

Academic Advising

All undergraduate degree-seeking students are assigned a faculty/staff academic advisor to assist the student in planning their completion of an academic program. The academic advisor is from the student’s selected major. Students who have not yet selected a major are advised by the academic advisor of the EXCEL and Undeclared programs in the Office for Student Success.

Students are expected to meet with their academic advisor periodically throughout each semester in selecting courses and making any major decisions regarding their academic program, academic requirements, goals, and/or career plans. It is the responsibility of all students to know and observe all the regulations and requirements that apply to their program(s). Academic advisors assist students with decision-making, but final responsibility rests with students. All academic advising related questions should be referred to the student’s academic advisor or the Dean of Academic Advising and Academic Services.

Office for Student Success

The Office for Student Success is committed to student development and academic achievement, providing a variety of academic resources in a student-centered environment. OSS actively promotes campus partnerships and supportive networking. All services are free to students.

First-Year Studies Program

The First-Year Studies program provides each first-year student a Student Mentor to serve as a role-model and assist with course work. They help students explore critical thinking, critical reading, and critical questioning while putting social responsibility into action. The First-Year Studies program provides each first-year student a Student Mentor to serve as a role-model and assist with course work. They help students explore critical thinking, critical reading, and critical questioning while putting social responsibility into action.

Honors Program

Inspired by a stimulating curriculum and interesting activities, the heart of Marian University Honors Program is its exciting selection of classes. Recently graduated Honors Scholars have remarked that the opportunity to take innovative and unique courses from highly engaged faculty is the primary reasons to be part of Marian’s Honors Program.

Learning & Writing Center

The Marian University Learning & Writing Center provides assistance to students outside the classroom. Professionals and peers assist students with science, mathematics, reading, writing, and study skills. Study groups are available.

Math & Science Academic Services

Whether you need help with a single problem or want further instruction on a topic that’s confusing you, Marian University’s Learning and Writing Center offers one-on-one assistance with math courses. We can assist with Praxis/Core exam preparation, further development of general math skills, and offer study groups to those who prefer to find answers with their fellow classmates.

Whether majoring in a science discipline or taking a science-related course as an elective, our student can receive one-on-one support or participate in study groups facilitated by an advanced peer tutor to help improve their overall class performance. Interactive online resources are also available, as are biology and chemistry faculty who work closely with the Learning and Writing Center to ensure students have access to the materials and assistance they need.

The Military Science Program

The Military Science Program or Army ROTC, consists of two phases. The first is introductory, consisting of 100- and 200-level courses that include practical skills and preparatory management skills needed in the advanced phase. The second phase is designed to qualify upper-level student cadets for officer roles in the Active Army, Army Reserve or the Army National Guard.

Reading Academic Services

Reading Services assists students with reading and comprehension of college level material and preparation for the Praxis/Core Reading and Writing exams. Kurzweil, a comprehensive web based learning program, with text to speech capability and study skills and writing tools is available to all students.

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Tutor program

Tutoring is available free of charge to any registered student during the fall and spring semesters through the Office for Student Success.

Undeclared program

The Office for Student Success assists students who may be uncertain about their choice of a career field and/or major. To help undeclared students make choices compatible with their interests, abilities, and goals, the Office for Student Success offers various career inventories and other opportunities for students to learn more about themselves and majors that may be of interest to them.

Writing Services

Marian University Writing Services assists students in gaining confidence and competence in communication skills necessary for successful college learning. Both professional and trained peer tutors assist students in improving writing and compositional skills. In addition, writing services assists students with proficiency in research and APA and MLA formatting styles and offers services and resources to English Language Learners.