In Academic Success, we support the intellectual engagement and pursuit of learning by all KU students throughout their undergraduate education, from orientation to graduation and beyond.
As students develop their educational goals and career interests, we provide guidance, academic support, and ensure an accessible learning environment through advising, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and writing consultation. We offer a special emphasis on our first-year students, helping them establish a strong foundation through orientation, the KU Common Book, First-Year Seminars, and learning communities.
Academic Success encourages and facilitates participation in experiential learning opportunities that are an integral component of a well-rounded undergraduate education, through undergraduate research, internships, and service learning.
We provide a comprehensive range of career services designed to support students’ collegiate and professional career journeys, by connecting students with experiential and employment opportunities that prepare them to lead meaningful and purposeful lives. We also prepare students to compete for national and international fellowships including Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman.
Working with departments throughout the university, we are helping to implement the KU Core, which establishes new university-wide educational goals and learning outcomes.
As a department within the Office of the Provost, we serve the university as a whole, coordinating with faculty, staff, and students throughout KU to further educational initiatives and strategic goals.
Explore our units:
- Center for Service Learning
- Center for Undergraduate Research
- KU Writing Center
- Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center
- Office of Fellowships
- Office of First-Year Experience
- University Academic Support Centers
- Undergraduate Advising Center
- University Career Center
The KU Core stretches across the undergraduate experience, yielding fundamental skills, building a broad background of knowledge, generating capacities and opportunities for blending and creating ideas, strengthening an appreciation of cultural and global diversity, and cultivating ethical integrity. To learn more visit: kucore.ku.edu.
Jayhawk GPS is a Student Success Management System designed to establish an online connection between a student and their academic support network which includes their academic advisors, faculty, and other support staff. Visit jayhawkgps.ku.edu for more information.
Jayhawk Blueprint is a partnership between the University of Kansas and U.S.D. 497 – the Lawrence Public School District to offer KU courses in the high schools. Visit blueprint.ku.edu for more information.
The Collaborative is a collection of many awards and programs that are designed to introduce you to resources and opportunities to enrich your journey and lead you down a path of success. Each program has different eligibility requirements and provides a variety of benefits. Some provide greater financial assistance, while some provide additional study resources. Other programs help get you connected to out-of-classroom learning experiences, such as internships and research. Visit success.ku.edu for more information.