Student Success Support
Strosacker Learning Commons
The Strosacker Learning Commons integrates the traditional academic library with other student and faculty centered programming and services. The Learning Commons houses our on-site tutoring, via the Timberwolf Learning Center (TLC). Our library staff provides assistance with a variety of library services including reference help, access to industry and business databases, and support students’ intellectual and informational needs.
Specific Library Services
Help finding information for research papers and other assignments
Instruction with APA and citing sources
Access to databases, periodicals, and other electronic and print media
Specific TLC Services
Drop-in and appointment-based tutoring
Help with study skills and note-taking
Assistance with writing papers and proof reading
From your first time registering to the day that you fill out your graduation application, our your academic advisor will guide you throughout your educational journey. At Northwood, we take a proactive approach to advising to ensure that each first-year-student has time to meet with their advisor. This allows us to get to know you better and make sure you have the support you need to succeed.
The transition from high school to university has a learning curve. At Northwood, we want to make sure that students who need it get the extra support that will assist with their adjustment. Your Success Coach will help you create a customized success plan, and connect you with resources to help you stay on track.
The Foundations Curriculum
The Foundations Curriculum is our signature approach to student success and term-to-term support for new students. We developed a three-course sequence as a transformative experience to take students from being new to college, to emerging campus leaders to business-ready applicants prepared to compete in the global marketplace.
If you are a student who had an academic accommodation in the past, our Disability Services support staff can help you navigate this process at Northwood University. We want to ensure you have the structure in place to effectively learn and to show your knowledge on tests and quizzes.
Ongoing Student Success Programs and Workshops
We offer student success workshops and targeted programming throughout the academic year that cover topics including:
How to study
How to manage your time
How to deal with test anxiety
How to write a research paper
How to find an internship
These workshops allow you to choose from a menu of possible topics tailored to your own individual needs.