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Student Equity, Access & Success

Academic Support & Success

The transition to college or graduate school can be overwhelming. We're here to help. Whether you're a first-year student looking for a community or a junior searching for an internship, UMass Boston has the resources you need to succeed. Learn how to join our free individual and group tutoring sessions, tap into our Career Services, and find the support you need.


Success Communities

Connect with fellow first-year students by joining a Success Community. You’ll be grouped with students with similar academic interests and goals for college, take classes together, and receive extra academic support.  

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Because I do have all my classes with the same people, it's a great way to transition from high school into college. We help each other with homework, and if I'm ever lost, I know I have people I can go to!
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Tutoring Programs

We’ll help you understand and excel in your coursework with our Subject Tutoring Program. Receive free individual or group tutoring in many lower-division courses to support your success.

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Student Success Scholars Program

Our Student Success Scholars program provides resources for first-generation, multilingual, and/or Pell-eligible students. It also supports students with disabilities.  Our helpful staff will advise you based on your needs, so you'll always have someone in your corner. We also provide supplemental instruction, extended orientation, and workshops to enhance your academic achievement. We’ll help you feel safe and welcomed on campus. 

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University Advising

The University Advising Center will help ensure you stay on track to graduate. Your advisor will help you choose your classes, explore other interests, and find resources to help you succeed. 

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Career Services & Internships

Lay the groundwork for your future career with our Career Services & Internships. Make an appointment with a Career Specialist or look up jobs and internships. Discover free resources to help map out your journey. 

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Sometimes you need more than academic support to get through the school year. U-ACCESS provides resources to help you meet basic needs so you can focus on your studies. Get access to services such as:

  • Regular food pantry access
  • Meal and snack programs
  • Financial counseling
  • Emergency toiletries and school supplies

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