Undergraduate Academic Advising
Undergraduate students are advised through the University College Success Coaches. First year undergraduate students will be advised through a Success Coach until they complete their first academic year, complete twenty-four (24) hours of credit bearing courses, complete the University’s basic skills requirements, and declare a major. All entering transfer students will be advised through a Success Coach until they complete their first fall or spring semester at A&M- Commerce, complete twenty-four (24) hours of credit bearing courses, complete the University’s basic skills requirements, and declare a major. For more information you may click here.
Graduate Academic Advising
Graduate students receive academic advising through the academic department in which their degree is based (Business, Education, etc.). Contact the department office for instructions how to speak with the appropriate advisor. Incoming students should be aware that academic advising is an ongoing process. Not only will you want to obtain a list of courses you should take during your program of study, you will want to periodically check with an advisor regarding your progress.
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center (ASC) is focused on providing academic resources to help each student reach their intellectual potential and achieve academic success. The ASC hosts several tutoring areas on-campus as well as offers student skills training and time management training. Click here for more information.
Early in your final semester you will apply for graduation. The Registrar will check your transcript to determine if you have fulfilled degree requirements. To avoid disappointment, get assurance from your academic advisor prior to your last semester that you have completed all necessary courses. For more information about graduation click here.
Many students, American and International, could benefit from professional instruction regarding reading, research and writing skills. The Writing Lab provides instruction and resources to students, including personal tutoring. They can help you with writing or editing papers, how to start a research project and study tips. This service is free to students.The ISSO will sponsor a writing workshop for international students with the Writing Center each semester. We recommend attending the workshop to learn how to write an “A” paper for your classes.
The James G. Gee Library, located in the center of campus, provides a number of services to students, including inter-library loans, online databases and computer labs. Librarians are available to assist students in locating local source materials as well as providing instruction on complex research techniques. For more library information specifically for international students click here.