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Academic Support


An integral part of UM is making sure each student is getting all of the support needed to ensure matriculation through college and beyond. To assist with that, the Falcon Success Center offers academic advising support in a number of ways through Early Academic Alert, Withdrawal support, general studies advising, ContinuUM advising, and faculty advising support.

Early Academic Alert

Challenges and concerns arise in and out of the classroom.  Early Academic Alerts allow faculty members to submit those concerns, such as poor class performance or attendance, to the appropriate campus partner.  The Falcon Success Center partners with the student’s academic advisor and other campus partners and resources to offer support to the student.

Withdrawal Support

Students withdrawing from the semester will meet with the senior director of the Falcon Success Center and other campus partners, to discuss the possibility of remaining at UM and future plans.


General Studies Academic Advising

The Falcon Success Center supports students who have not yet declared a major.  Students majoring in General Studies will work with their academic advisor and campus partners to help them discover degree programs that fit their personal, academic and career goals. 

ContinuUM Advising

The Falcon Success Center, in collaboration with the Office of Admissions, supports the ContinuUM program.  This program is aimed to serve local two-year college students who wish to transfer to the University of Montevallo.  Pre-transfer academic advising support is available to students participating in the program to assist it as a seamless transfer process.  

Faculty Advising Support

The Falcon Success Center supports academic advising across campus.  In collaboration with faculty, the Falcon Success Center develops training modules, reviews advising policies and procedures, and promotes other initiatives to support student success.

  • Transforming Academic Advising (TAA) Updates

Transforming Academic Advising, supported by the Falcon Success Center with collaboration from      campus partners, will result in a clear definition of advising, defined outcomes, a training and professional development plan for advisors, shared advising policies and procedures, a support network for advisors, and other advising related-initiatives.

Definition and Goals of Academic Advising

TAA Representatives