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Student Success Center

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides quality, student-centered academic support services to help students achieve success.

Tutoring and Study Groups

SSC offers free tutoring in most freshman and some upper-division courses, including math, chemistry, biology, languages, philosophy, history, and English. One-on-one and small group appointments are available in the Student Success Center on the third floor of the McNichols Campus Library. Limited walk-in tutoring is also available

UDM also offers study groups, conducted by tutors who sit in on specific sections of targeted courses throughout the term and run study sessions weekly. These guided study groups support freshman math, science, and statistics classes.

The Success Center is open from:

Call (313) 993-1143 for a tutoring appointment or for the study group schedule.

Athlete Study Table

All freshman athletes and selected upper classmen are required to complete at least five hours of study time in the Learning Center. SSC provides the academic support for athletes in the evenings, Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Placement Testing

Testing in English, math, chemistry, computers, foreign languages and reading is available in the Learning Center by appointment for all new and applicable transfer students. The results of the placement tests are given to the student's advisor to assist in proper course selection. More on placement testing.


UDM is no longer a CLEP/DANTES testing center, but does award credit for a number of CLEP and DANTES tests.  These are national credit-by-exam programs.  See links for details below.

University College Program

The University College Program offers extensive support services, developmental advising and peer mentoring to conditionally admitted students. Students are admitted to the program through a selection and interview process. A condition of admission is the signing of a program participation contract. More on University College Program.

Disability Support Services

SSC provides support services to students qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including but not limited to test proctoring, note-taking, and adaptive technologies. Students requesting academic support services under the ADA must provide documentation from a qualified clinician to the Director of SSC. Call (313) 578-0310 for more information. More on disability support.

Developmental Coursework

Developmental coursework delivered by SSC includes: