Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 163
(308) 865-8214

Academic Success is committed to the retention of UNK students by providing resources to assist in achieving academic success and gaining access to key services at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Students looking for information and referral should visit the Academic Success Offices in the Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 163, or call at (308) 865-8214, and the staff will connect them with the appropriate service housed within Academic Success.

  1. Learning Commons (LC)
    Calvin T. Ryan Library, Second Floor
    Learning Commons (308) 865-8728
    Library Reference Support (308) 865-8586

    The Learning Commons is a collaborative service consisting of Peer Tutoring and Library support, the Writing Center, and Supplemental Instruction.
    • Peer Tutoring
      Academic Peer Tutors provide walk-in assistance for general studies classes with a focus on math, science, language and business. To get the most out of peer tutoring, students should start accessing help early. Access the tutoring schedule online or in the Learning Commons.
    • Writing Center
      Writing Center tutors assist UNK students, staff and faculty at any stage of the writing process. Make an appointment by calling (308) 865-8905, in person at the Welcome Desk or online by visiting the Writing Center. Walk-ins are accommodated as the appointment schedule allows.
    • Supplemental Instruction (SI)
      SI leaders work directly with instructors to offer review sessions in selected general studies classes. Contact the Learning Commons at (308) 865-8905 for a list of current SI courses.
  2. Classes
    • University Foundations (UF) Classes/LNSK 103
      This three-credit transition class is strongly recommended for first year and transfer students. Students learn how to approach new ideas, study effectively, perform better in class discussions and on tests, and become familiar with campus opportunities and resources. For class listings, contact (308) 865-8997 or visit online.
    • Learning Skills Classes/LNSK 75
      These one-credit, online classes are open to all students seeking to develop specific skill sets, including study skills, time management, listening and note taking, test taking, reading improvement, and critical thinking. Each class takes five weeks to complete. For class listings, contact (308) 865-8997 or visit online.
  3. Disability Services Office (DSO)
    Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 175
    (308) 865-8214

    DSO assists students who have a documented disability – defined as learning, physical, medical, and/or psychological impairments that significantly limit or restrict a major life activity. To arrange accommodations both in and out of the classroom most efficiently, students should schedule an appointment with DSO before the semester begins.
  4. Student Support Services (SSS)
    Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 172
    (308) 865-8988

    This federally-funded TRIO program offers comprehensive, individualized academic support for students who are first generation, income eligible, or have a documented disability. Academic and peer mentors provide guidance to freshmen using a structured mentoring program. Advisors provide academic advising, financial aid counseling, financial literacy, scholarship assistance and graduate school exploration.
  5. Kearney Bound Program
    Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 169
    (308) 865-1593

    Kearney Bound is a cooperative program between selective high schools and UNK. The program is an opportunity for first generation high school students to earn a four year comprehensive scholarship to attend UNK as well as receive academic support services.
  6. Computer Access
    Calvin T. Ryan Library, Second Floor
    Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 163

    Academic Success provides computers with internet access as well as coaching for common computer applications. Testing for students with accommodations is available in the Memorial Student Affairs Building computer lab.

20 May 2013