University Student Services
Center for Student Success, MSC 225, 516-5300
- Assessment and counseling for students who are undecided about a major or career
- Information and guidance about University policies and procedures that affect progress towards degree
- Support for students who are at risk or have received grades below their expectations
- Structured programs for students who have been placed on academic probation
- Support to academic units in designing interventions to encourage success in specific majors or degree programs
- Connections to campus support services critical to academic success
The Writing Lab (409 SSB - 516-5950)
This lab offers tutorial assistance to students working on papers for their classes. No appointment is necessary, and tutors are prepared to help both undergraduate and graduate students in all the disciplines. Some of the issues covered in the lab include organization, sentence clarity, development, grammar, and usage. The Writing Lab houses 24 Macintosh computers for student use, and tutors provide computer assistance. There is no charge for any Writing Lab service.
Student assistants (SI Leaders) conduct study groups for specific courses. Course content and study skills are reviewed several times a week at scheduled sessions. Students participate on a voluntary basis without charge for the service.
Mathematics Lab (425 SSB - 516-5190)
This lab offers free individual assistance on a walk-in basis to students needing help with any mathematics from basic math through calculus or any course involving mathematical skills. In addition, the lab offers on-site use of videotaped lessons that accompany some mathematics courses, computer packages covering certain topics, and mathematics textbooks and worksheets on several basic topics. Students or prospective students who are preparing to take the Mathematics Placement Test may come to the lab for help. Review materials for this test are available on general reserve in the Thomas Jefferson Library.
Counseling Services offers professional counseling regarding personal, social, and educational concerns. Services include individual and couples counseling, a range of psycho-educational workshops as well as group counseling.
Counseling Services houses the Helping Hand African American student-mentoring program and the Horizons undergraduate peer educators. Counseling Services also provides training and supervision for graduate student interns. For information about participating in any of these programs, call 516-5711.
The Counseling Services receptionist will arrange an appointment with a counselor. There are some evening appointments available. In an emergency, however, students can be seen almost immediately. For more information, call 516-5711 or visit Counseling Services office at 126 MSC. Visit their web site: http://www.umsl.edu/services/counser
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Information is detailed on the financial aid web site at www.umsl.edu/services/finaid. Additional scholarship opportunities are posted on the nursing website at www.umsl.edu/%7enursing.
You must re-apply for most scholarships and Traineeships each year. See the Office of Student Services or the nursing website for applications, information and deadlines for scholarships. You must also reapply for need based Financial Aid each year.
Additional scholarship or loan information will be posted on the bulletin board in the Student Lounge in Seton Center.
The University Libraries support the educational objectives of the University and meet the teaching, research, and informational needs of the campus community. Housed in two locations - the Thomas Jefferson Library (North Campus 516-5290), the Ward E. The Library which houses both the Education and the Health Sciences Libraries (on South Campus 516-5576) - the libraries' collections consist of more than 845,000 volumes, 2,900 periodical subscriptions, one million U.S. Government documents, and over one million items in microform. Effective March 3, 1997, the St. Louis Mercantile Library became part of the UM-St. Louis Libraries.
Materials from all University of Missouri libraries can be identified through MERLIN, the online catalog. Interlibrary Loan provides fast delivery of materials from other libraries across the country. Many automated databases are available, in both online and CD-ROM formats.
The libraries are open more than 85 hours per week during regular sessions. Specific hours for various library services are posted in all libraries.