Academic Support

Falcon Success Center

The Falcon Success Center (FSC) aspires to support every University of Montevallo student as they achieve academic and personal success at UM and beyond.

We offer the following services free of charge:

  • student success plans
  • academic counseling and coaching
  • tutoring in various subjects
  • assistance to students as they learn self-advocacy

We also provide guidance for students as they begin to navigate their college experience, leading them to the most helpful campus resources. Not sure which office you need to speak with or what to ask? Let us know! We’ll work with our campus partners to make sure you get access to the information and resources you need to discover your success story.  Check out the link below for contact information for the offices students frequently have questions for.

Free Campus Resources for UM Students

For ways to get the most out of in-class time and to structure your out-of-class time, check out The Study Cycle. And, for tips on succeeding in distance education courses, please refer to the Online Learning Guide.

Please see the links below for more information about student success coaching in the FSC and tutoring in the LEC!

Great Start Program

The Great Start Program (GSP) is a year-long program dedicated to providing first-year, alternatively admitted students with the tools and support they need to navigate college life with confidence and help them succeed academically. One-on-one academic coaching helps GSP students develop strong study habits, organizational skills, and time management strategies, while workshops and events foster community and belonging.

Learn more about the Great Start Program

Learning Enrichment Center

The LEC offers free tutoring to all UM students in a variety of courses, both general education and major-specific courses. Designed to meet the specific needs of students, tutoring is available one-on-one, in small groups, online, or during drop-in hours which requires no appointment. The center is open late to serve a variety of schedules and increase accessibility.

Learn more about the Learning Enrichment Center

Student Success Coaching

Personalized and individual support assists students in developing effective strategies such as study skills, time management techniques, growth mindset, motivation, and organization necessary to succeed at the college level. Students can schedule an appointment with our Student Success Coach at the link below.

Learn more about Student Success Coaching


Falcon Success Center Staff

Our Falcon Success Center staff is here to serve our students. Click here to visit our Staff Directory.