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Academic Success Office

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

To access our virtual tutoring and mentoring and writing lab resources, click here.

"Updated Guidance for interruptions of study related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)" that updates information originally released on March 5  and updated on March 20.

We have a series of videos that introduces our office and resources.

Click on the relevant title to learn more!

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

When you are struggling in a class, in all cases, the first thing you should do is sit down with the professor teaching that class. To find your professor's office and a list of office hours, check your syllabus. If you have misplaced your syllabus or the class has not yet started, click here, on the employee directory, to find your professor's office, phone number, and e-mail. We'd recommend finding all your professors' offices before classes begin.

After you've connected with your professors, please also reach out to our office for additional support. You can make an appointment to visit one of our graduate student mentors in Braniff 122 by clicking here. You can also visit Dr. Matthew Spring in Braniff 116 by clicking here or visit Daniel Adams in Braniff 114 by clicking here. When you open the appointment page, please make sure you can see your @udallas.edu email address in the upper right-hand corner of the appointment page.

We’ll also reach out to you to assist you in overcoming low grades, inconsistent academic performance, or a lack of a clear academic direction.

Services offered include:

  • Supporting students as they transition to UD
  • Helping students transform their time management and organizational skills
  • Assessing students' current study strategies and suggesting refinements to those strategies
  • Providing students with one-on-one advising
  • Enhancing students' awareness of campus resources and events

Frequently Asked Questions | Fall 2020

  • Are resources only offered online? Are any resources offered on-ground? 
    • Resources are offered both online and on-ground. In order to accommodate online-only students, all resources will be accessible (to varying degrees) online. Additionally, some resources may not be as easily accessible on-ground as in the past. Our focus is making our services accessible to all students, no matter their situation. If you are having any difficulty accessing resources, contact us today!
  • Is Peer Tutoring online or on-ground?
    • For the six subjects connected to the Tutoring Center (Economics, History, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Theology), all tutoring will be available online. Some of our tutors will also offer on-ground tutoring.
    • For schedules and locations for these and other subjects, check the Tutoring schedule to see what hours they offer and if they are online or on-ground. When in doubt, email dtadams@udallas.edu.
  • How do I access the schedules for all of these resources?
    • Click on the "Tutoring Schedule" link in the blue nav bar to find the schedules for peer tutoring, graduate mentoring and more! 
  • Where do I go with questions?
    • Please contact the Director of the Academic Success Office,Dr. Matthew Spring at mspring@udallas.edu and (972 721 5385) or the Academic Sucess Advisor, Daniel Adams, at dtadams@udallas.edu and (972 721 4109).
    • You can also make virtual appointments with Dr. Spring here or Mr. Daniel Adams here
  • Are appointments with Academic Success staff online or in-person?
    • We are currently offering online only / virtual appointments through Google Meet and over the phone. Stay tuned for updates to our on-ground appointment schedule.