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Academic Success Office

Welcome to the Academic Success Office at the University of Dallas!  

The Academic Success Office equips students with the tools to formulate plans, improve study habits, manage their time, establish priorities and communicate with faculty, staff and their peers more effectively.

Drop in- we can help!                        

We’ll also reach out to you to assist you in overcoming low grades, inconsistent academic performance or lack of a clear academic direction. We are committed to maximizing student success and facilitating the successful progression of students from orientation to graduation.

The Academic Success Office strives to increase the retention and persistence of our students by helping them make a successful transition to UD, providing academic and social support, and through teaching various learning enhancement strategies.

Services offered include:

  • Supporting college transition assistance
  • Assisting with time management skills
  • Assessing study strategies including notetaking, reading/writing skills, studying for specific subjects and testing taking techniques and suggesting skill enhancements for these strategies
  • Providing one-on-one advising
  • Increasing organizational skills
  • Enhancing awareness of campus resources and events
  • Collaborating on graduate and professional school applications

News

Scherer Lecturer Poses American Economy's 'Big Questions'

Father Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will deliver the keynote for this week's University of Dallas Scherer Lecture, "A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy," in which he addresses the state of current natural law reflected on economics.

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Rome Essay Winner Focuses on Greater Appreciation for Beauty

A new insight and awareness of beauty became the subject of the essay, titled "Learning to See," that won Aspen Daniels, BA '19, first place in the fall 2016 University of Dallas Rome Program Essay Contest, which engages students studying abroad through the university's Rome Program in describing a place they visited or an encounter they had during their study abroad semester, exploring how some part of the Rome Program curriculum better enabled them to comprehend that experience.

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Learning to See

I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.

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