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School of Natural Sciences
Student Testimonials
Learn from students who were and are in similar situations as yourself and see how you can benefit from participating in the EXCEL! Program! Each experience is unique and your own journey can be tailored to fit you and your needs!
Student Testimonials
Learn from students who were and are in similar situations as yourself and see how you can benefit from participating in the EXCEL! Program! Each experience is unique and your own journey can be tailored to fit you and your needs!
Student Testimonials
Learn from students who were and are in similar situations as yourself and see how you can benefit from participating in the EXCEL! Program! Each experience is unique and your own journey can be tailored to fit you and your needs!

HOW TO STUDENT

Study Support & Resources

Time & Life Management

Tips for Success 

Plan Ahead


Staff Contacts

John Newton, M.Ed
Program Coordinator
Academic Success Coach
Room Location: Science & Engineering Building Suite (SE1) 270
Student Services Phone Number: (209) 228-2455
Fax: (209) 228-4060

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MISSION

The UC Merced School of Natural Sciences EXCEL! Program, in collaboration with the campus community, promotes student success by empowering students to become self-directed learners and decision-makers.

VISION

In an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive, the EXCEL! Program will provide quality academic coaching and referral services to help students cultivate effective and adaptable behaviors, develop successful academic strategies, and to connect with university resources. The EXCEL! Program will assist students to explore career options, be accountable for academic plans, and gain the skills needed to be a successful college student.