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

Academic Advising

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.

Success Coaching

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.

Check out this video overview of our Foundations Curriculum!

Disability Services

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.