Student Success Center

Student Success Center Office Visit
Success Coach Sr. Sarah Foster with her dog Bentley, the SSC therapy dog!
"Come visit us today!"
Professional Mentor, Sr. Sarah Foster, RSM, Tommy Titan and the SSC Therapy Dog Bentley!

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

  • testing center,
  • tutoring and learning communities,
  • professional mentoring,
  • athlete study table,
  • placement testing,
  • Academic Interest & Major Exploration (AIME) program,
  • Health Exploration Program (HealthEx),
  • developmental coursework and
  • Disability & accessibility support services.

Location: McNichols Campus Library, third floor
Phone: 313-993-1143

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    Student Success Center Professional Staff

    Main Office: 313-993-1143

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    Tutoring and Learning Communities

    The 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.

    Interested in becoming a tutor? Please, fill out an online application today! If considered, we will reach out to you to set up an in-person interview. 

    *DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES, ALL TUTORING APPOINTMENTS WILL BE DELIVERED ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

    Make your appointment today at udmercy.accudemia.net. Limited walk-ins are available.

    Detroit Mercy also offers learning communities conducted by tutors who sit in on specific sections of targeted courses throughout the term and run study sessions weekly. These guided learning communities support freshman math, science and statistics classes. *LEARNING COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FALL 2020 DUE TO COVID-19 UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES.

    To provide the most support for your academic needs, the Student Success Center has also created an online platform for you to access free tutoring through Blackboard. Each tutor has their own "classroom" where you can have a video conference tutoring session. Listed below is our tutors with their contact information along with a few subjects they tutor. If there is a subject that you do not see listed below, please do not hesitate to contact the SSC at 313-993-1143. We are more than happy to help!

    In order to set up an online tutoring appointment..

    1. Schedule a time with the tutor to "meet" on Blackboard for a tutoring session on Accudemia. 
    2. Once your appointment is confirmed, log onto Blackboard a the time of your appointment and select "SSC Tutoring" as the class you would like to enter. 
    3. Once you access the page, there will be a drop down selection. 
    4. Click on "Tutoring Virtual Classroom"
    5. Select the tutor you have scheduled a session with at the time you both have agreed upon
    6. Once you have entered the tutor's "classroom" click "Join Session" 
    7. Select the video/audio options on the screen
    8. Click the purple arrow in the bottom right corner for more options (white board, sharing documents, etc.).
    First Last Email Major Subjects
    Mark Blanchard blanchmp@udmercy.edu Psychology STA
    Jennifer Borawski borawsjl@udmercy.edu PA BIO
    Gazmend Duhanaj duhanaga@udmercy.edu Nursing NUR
    Jillian Grabwoski grabowji@udmercy.edu Psychology PYC, ENL
    Carson Green greence2@udmercy.edu Robotics MTH
    Stephanie Korte kortesn@udmercy.edu Biology BIO
    Paul Manuszak manuszpc@udmercy.edu Mechanical Engineering MTH, ENGR
    Khrystyna Melnyk melnykkh@udmercy.edu Psychology PYC
    Christina Nguyen nguyench2@udmercy.edu Psychology PYC, ENL
    Maxwell Payton paytonmb@udmercy.edu Business Administration BUS, MTH
    Courtney Pefley pefleycm@udmercy.edu Chemistry CHM, MTH, STA
    Muhammad Rashid rashidmm@udmercy.edu Economics ECN, PHL
    Savannah Sloan sloansn@udmercy.edu Criminal Justice ENL
    Emma St. John stjohner@udmercy.edu Nursing NUR
    Garret Weaver weavergd@udmercy.edu Biology BIO


     

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    Testing Center

    *DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES, THE SSC WILL NOT BE PROCTORING IN-PERSON TESTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.*

    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    During finals week, hours are extended and testing is by appointment only. Call 313-993-1143 for more information.

    For more information on the CLEP/DSST (formerly DANTES), please visit the Registrar website.

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    Professional Mentoring

    The SSC provides professional mentoring for all undergraduate 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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    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.

    Click here for more about Detroit Mercy's math placement recommendation. 

    Click here for more on placement testing.

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    Developmental Coursework

    Developmental coursework delivered by SSC includes:

    • Basis Math Review (UAS0750),
    • Basic Mathematics (UAS0800),
    • Introduction to College Algebra (UAS0950),
    • Reading (UAS1040),
    • Academic Empowerment (UAS1045),
    • Athletes in Transition (UAS1070).
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    AIME 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. Click here for more on the AIME Program.

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    Kings-Parks-Chavez (KCP) Program

    SSC is home to the State of Michigan grant-funded program King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Program highlights include professional mentoring, academic success coaching and various programs and events. Click here for more on the KCP program.
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    Disability & Accessibility Support Services

    Disability & Accessibility Support Services are available to all currently enrolled students who have documented disabilities that substantially limit them in one or more major life activities.

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    FirstGen Network

    If your parents did not graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you are a first-generation college student and we want you to join the network. FirstGen Network meets twice a month for food, conversation and community. Learn more on the FirstGen Network page.