Academic Resources

Academic Calendar

The UA Academic Calendar is a helpful resource for you to visit often. It’s kept up-to-date with any changes and lists important dates related to each semester (opening of registration, first day of classes, last day to drop or add a course, exam schedules, etc.).

Online Student Success

Serves students from orientation through graduation. During your time as a student, you will interact with this team through distance learning student initiatives like monthly newsletters and other digital communications, success outreach and online resource events.

Academic Coaching and Skill-Building

Part of being successful in college is setting goals and developing an action plan to achieve them. Student Services offers academic coaching and skill-building sessions to help you:

  • Set academic goals
  • Identify academic resources
    • Improve and build academic skills
  • Learn strategies for college success

Schedule an appointment for success coaching


Brainfuse Live Tutoring

Brainfuse is an online tutoring and writing review service that gives students access to academic help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Among the topics are math (basic skills through Calculus II), general and organic chemistry, physics, biology, human anatomy and physiology, accounting, economics, finance and statistics. Students can access Brainfuse through their online courses or in the Tools section of Blackboard.

Resources available through Brainfuse include:

  • Live Help Tutoring: Meet with a professional tutor online for one-on-one assistance.
  • Writing Lab: Send an essay or research paper to a writing expert and receive comments and suggestions within 24 hours.
  • Send a Question: If you don’t want a live session, Brainfuse allows you to send questions at any time and get a written response from a tutor within one business day.
  • Academic Resources: Access more support in the form of skills-building lessons, video and tests, flashcard tools and live help for language learners.

The Capstone Center for Student Success

The Capstone Center for Student Success offers academic tutoring sessions for all UA students.

OTIDE tutoring includes large and small group sessions, review sessions and drop-in help if you live in or near the Tuscaloosa campus, as well as distance tutoring both prescheduled and by appointment. Subjects include — but are not limited to — accounting, chemistry, math, biology and psychology. You can also contact OTIDE and request tutoring in other subjects.

Discover all of the services offered by OTIDE and schedule an appointment for tutoring.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services is the central campus resource for students who wish to request academic accommodations.  In collaboration with students and instructors, ODS staff coordinates accommodations and support to ensure equal access to an education.

We encourage all student with specialized learning needs to reach out to ODS for support through your academic journey.

Library Services

When it comes to doing research, distance learners have a vast amount of full-text resources at their fingertips. The UA Libraries provide thousands of journal articles, newspapers and magazines, as well as collections of electronic books and other primary materials. Distance students can also take advantage of friendly, one-on-one research assistance.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides professional consultations to all students, graduate and undergraduate, on campus and off. Get help with general writing skills and more discipline-specific forms of writing at any stage of the writing process.

Career Services

UA’s Career Services extends services to all students, including distance students. They offer virtual career fairs, resume advising, mock interviews and other opportunities to help you build your career.  Contact the Career Service’s main office or satellite locations:

Main Office
330 Ferguson Center
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-5848
C&BA Satellite
250 Bidgood
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-2691
C&IS Satellite
102C Phifer
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-6804
Engineering Satellite
2004 H.M. Comer
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-4839

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