Academic Services & Support
While studying at UCCS, we want you to be successful and stay on track. That’s why we’ve built a system that will help elevate you to reach your full potential. With the help of our First Year Experience team, the Centers for Academic Excellence and our Academic Advising team, you will find individualized support to aid you in your journey from start to finish Each year, thousands of students take advantage of these support systems, and we continue to add resources to these programs.
Fueling your success from your first day to your last
FYE assists freshmen and transfer students through their first year at UCCS in their academic and personal goals. We help students develop academic skills and provide resources to connect new students with the campus community.
Providing the specialized support you need
Students have access to five Excel Centers for Academic Excellence focused on: communication, languages, science, math, and writing. Each center provides tutoring and academic support. UCCS offers a variety of free tutoring and extra instruction for specific courses.
Taking pride in seeing you thrive
From orientation through graduation, students have an assigned advisor who partners with them to successfully navigate college. Advisors assist students with degree requirements, exploration of educational goals, developing strategies for success, and connecting students to campus resources. Each year advisors have over 16,000 one-on-one meetings with students to make each student’s college journey a success.
Fueling your journey, all across campus
Career advising and resources are available throughout a student’s educational path at UCCS. Students undecided about a major can get help discovering exciting possibilities for study. Those considering a career change can find help exploring career areas and the jobs that will bring satisfaction. Students ready to find a job can receive assistance in creating a powerful resume and cover letter, and the Career Center also can assist with polishing interviewing skills.
It’s our turn to serve you
We take great pride in providing transition assistance to military veterans and military-connected students including financial, social, and academic support through our Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs (OVMSA). OVMSA is housed in the McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center, which serves as a place for students to study and socialize with other veterans, proudly providing transition assistance in the form of financial, social and academic support.
Paving a path for your bright future
We facilitate the journey for students with disabilities toward becoming confident, self-advocating, and independent adults. We promote an equitable and inclusive experience by providing reasonable accommodations for students and advancing awareness and education within the campus community.
Wellness the way you want it
The UCCS Gallogly Recreation & Wellness Center offers health and mental health services to all actively enrolled students and medical insurance is not required to be seen for an appointment. With the help of our professional staff and student volunteers, we coordinate a number of inclusive and socially-aware cross-departmental events, workshops, presentations, and one-on-one conversations on a variety of topics, including: mental health, stress management, exercise and active living, body image, eating disorders, sleep, sexual health, nutrition, and fostering healthy relationships with yourself and others. The Wellness Center is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.