The Student Success Center can aid you in fulfilling your academic and career potential by providing intentional, developmentally appropriate opportunities for self-reflection and discovery. We encourage experiential learning and support students’ decision-making process in vocational, personal and academic choices.
Scheduling an Appointment
You can easily schedule an appointment for any of our services online with SLU Appointments.
- Log onto your mySLU account.
- Open the Tools tab.
- Click the SLU Appointments icon.
- Select the appropriate service.
- Follow the screens to select your appointment time.
Nobody said college would be easy, but when the going gets tough, we’ve got you covered.
- Highly qualified peer tutors are available to guide you through the challenges of many of SLU’s foundation level courses. No matter your major, there are tutors ready to help you navigate the required courses for all the school and colleges.
- Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that uses peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and predict test items.
- University Writing Services is committed to the campus-wide improvement of student writing through one-on-one peer consultation, workshops and writing groups. Our goal is to improve the culture of writing on SLU's campus and to help you to identify yourself as a strong writer within your discipline.
You can schedule individual tutoring sessions and writing consultations through SLU appointments. No appointments are necessary for Supplemental Instruction sessions, simply show up at the scheduled time and location.
Life after SLU may seem far away when you’ve just arrived on campus, but it’s never too early to start making plans for what comes next. Our career development specialists are here to help from your first semester to graduation and beyond to map your dreams, construct a plan and move forward on the path to career success.
Disability Services partners with students, faculty, academic departments and service providers to ensure that you have equal access and opportunity to all University programs, services and experiences.
We coordinate aids and services to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Our goal is to create a safe and supportive campus community for all SLU students. All inquiries about the availability of university-related accommodations are kept confidential and should be addressed to Disability Services.
Major Exploration Academic Advising
Nearly a quarter of incoming students are major exploration students and almost 75 percent of them select a major by the end of their first year. This academic advising office is dedicated to helping you while you are still in the process of selecting a major or re-deciding on a major at any point in your college career.
Major exploration academic advising supports you by promoting your development as a complex individual with a variety of emotional and intellectual needs. To this end, we help you develop personal responsibility for your own education, encourage campus involvement and promote reflective decision-making as you chart out the path that makes the most sense for you.
Student Success Coaching
Success Coaching is a type of personal coaching that assists you with the planning and completion of your academic goals. Like the coach in any sport, the student success coach's goal is to help you perform to the best of your ability.
Through a process of personal exploration and skill development, you will gain a better understanding of your academic strengths and challenges and work towards establishing both immediate and long-term goals resulting in improved academic achievement.
Mapworks is a comprehensive online survey that focuses on categories of first-year student success ranging from academics to involvement on campus. The results of your survey help our academic success team guide you to success with customized information to help you get the most out of your college experience.
As educators focused on the holistic development of students, we take a values-driven approach to each student interaction and into the design of each service or program:
- Vocational discernment: Students reflect upon their values, skills, interests and personality as it relates to their choice of academic program and career path. Consistent with the Jesuit mission, students make decisions that guide them to connect their passions with societal needs.
- Commitment to lifelong learning: Students demonstrate effective academic skills and behaviors and commit to the process of learning both in and out of the classroom.
- Experiential learning: Students engage in structured experiential learning and then take time to reflect upon those experiences.
- Personal responsibility: Students take personal responsibility for their academic and career aspirations, are thoughtful about their own behaviors and decisions, and are intentional about the goals they set and the means by which they plan to attain those goals.
- Meaningful relationships: We work to make students feel individually valued, including their personal identities and traits, and support them as they form meaningful interpersonal connections with others on campus.