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Student Success Center

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

The Student Success Center is open from:

Fall & Winter Term:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Summer Term:

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Testing Center

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00p.m. During finals week, hours are extended and testing is by appointment only! Call (313) 993-1143 for more information.

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.

Make your appointment with a tutor today at udmercy.accudemia.net! Limited walk-ins are 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.

Professional Mentoring

The SSC provides professional mentoring for all undergradute students. Mentors meet with students on a weekly basis to provide academic success coaching and connect them with resources here on campus.

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STAR Program - Kings-Parks-Chavez (KCP)

SSC is home to the Successful Transition and Retention (STAR), a grant-funded program throught the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Program highlights include professional mentoring, academic success coaching and various programs and events. More on the STAR program.

Athlete Study Table

All freshman athletes and selected upper classmen are required to complete at least five hours of study time in the SSC.

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.

Developmental Coursework

Developmental coursework delivered by SSC includes:

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services has moved! The office is located in the Library, Room 328. Those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act, have access to the following, 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 DSS, Emilie Wetherington. Email gallegem@udmercy.edu for more information. More on disability support.