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Tool and Resources

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

— Thomas Edison

Below are many of the resources UC Merced has to offer students to support your educational journey. It is recommended that every student utilize the many staff and offices that are at the University to assist you. Get comfortable asking for help when you are struggling. Step outside your comfort zone and meet someone new. Ask questions. Explore opportunities. Successful students have a network of support people and take advantage of resources.

Academic Support Resources

Calvin E. Bright Success Center

        PALS Tutoring

Online Workshops

10 Habits of Mind for College Success

Discover Your Learning Style

Emotional Intelligence: The Other Key to Academic Success

Exam Preparation Tips and Test-Taking Strategies

Handling Failure In & Out of the Classroom

Improving Student-Faculty Relationships

Overcoming Procrastination - Causes & Cures

Reading Comprehension Strategies

Study Tips and Note-Taking Strategies

Success Strategies for First Generation Students

Time Management - Strategies for Success

What it takes to be a Successful Student

STEM Resource Center

          Tutor Schedule

Math Center

          Tutor Schedule

Chemistry Center      

Writing Center

School of Natural Sciences Support Services

Academic Advising

UC Merced Student Support Services

          Calvin E. Bright Success Center

                    Fiat Lux (Learning Living Community)

                    Transfer, Returning, and Veteran Student Support

                    Guardian Scholars (Foster Youth)

                    Success Mentor Program

                    STEP Scholars (TRiO Program)            

Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Accessibility Services

Services for Undocumented Students

Center for Career and Professional Advancement

Student Health Services

          Health Promotion (HEROES)

Financial Aid

Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE Office)

Office of Student Life

          LGBTQ+ Initiatives

          Social Justice Initiatives

          Women’s Programs

Basic Needs Security

          Blum Center (Food Security)

UC Merced Campus Police

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS)

Study Smart

Plan Ahead

  • Curriculum Planner — An empty grid to use for planning your classes by semester
  • Academic Policies — Information about grades and minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements
  • GPA Calculator  — Calculate semester or cumulative GPA
  • Forms — PDFs forms from the Office of the Registrar (e.g. address change, add/drop and withdrawal)
  • Dates and Deadlines — Important dates and deadlines for the academic year