Academic Resources

Below is a list of FREE academic resources that are available to UA Early College students. We strongly encourage students to utilize these resources, not only to do well in course work, but to develop and grow as a student.

 

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Capstone Center for Student Success

Location: Russell Hall

Phone Number: 205-348-5175

Services: Online and on campus tutoring and walk-in class sessions.

Person of Contact: Anthony Winston 

Online Tutoring: https://success.ua.edu/tutoring/distance-tutoring-information

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Career Center

Location: 3400 Ferguson Center (8:00am-4:30pm)

Phone: 205-348-5848

Services: Guidance selecting a major, planning a career, developing job-search strategies, and more. 

Website: https://career.sa.ua.edu/ 

 

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Computer Assistance / Technology Questions

Location: 125 Gordon Palmer Hall (8:00am-4:30pm)

Phone: 205-348-5555

Website: https://oit.ua.edu/ 

 

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Office of Disability Services

Location: 1000 Houser Hall

Phone Number: 205-348-4285

Services: Academic accommodations for University of Alabama students who submit appropriate documentation of their disability. 

Website: http://ods.ua.edu/early-college-accommodations/

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Smarthinking

Services: Flexible online tutoring with many subjects available 24/7. UA students can access a live online session, schedule a session in advance, or leave questions for response.

Link available inEarly College Student Resources (ECSR)

 

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Student Lingo

Services: Online student success skills workshops designed to help students be more effective in studying and learning.

Website: https://success.ua.edu/learning-resources

 

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Test Proctoring

Students needing to have a test proctored have a few options for how this may be done. 

A parent, guardian, family friend, or anyone with whom you have a personal relationship is not eligible to proctor tests. You may ask for approval from your high school counselor or principal to proctor your test. On a case-by-case basis, our office may approve a high school teacher (ACCESS teacher and/or designated teacher).

1. SmarterProctoring:  The SmarterProctoring link has been added to the left hand side of your online class in Blackboard. By clicking on this link, you will be led to detailed instructions to set up your SmarterProctoring account with your name, email, and your location. If you have multiple online courses that require proctored exams, please go through the Smarter Proctoring link through each course to access your account. You will only have to set up your personalized account one time. From there, just follow the instructions on how to schedule your proctored exams.

2. Bama By Distance Testing Services Office 

Location: Bama By Distance Testing Services Office - Room 126 Martha Parham West Hall (624 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401)

Phone: 205-348-6220

Students can request a session with the Bama By Distance Testing Services Office under the Testing Center option in Smarter Proctoring after clicking “Choose a proctor”. There is no charge for testing in the Bama By Distance Testing Services Office.

All options and instructions can be found inside Early College Student Resources (ECSR)

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The Writing Center

Location: 332 Lloyd Hall

Phone: 205-348-5049

Person of Contact: Amy Dayton

Services: One-on-one consultations, draft revision, and research aid. 

Online Services: https://writingcenter.ua.edu/distance-learners/

 

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Turnitin.com

Services: Submit research papers to give you an originality report (to check for plagiarism). 

Link available in: Early College Student Resources (ECSR)

 

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UA Libraries

Location: Gorgas Library

Phone Number: 205-348-6047

Services: Book check-out, printing, 3D printing, Media Center, and 24-hour access to much more. 

Website: https://www.lib.ua.edu/#/home 

 

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Zoom

Services:  Zoom offers communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. (Students will use this for academic advising.)

Website:https://zoom.us/

Student Instructions for Creating a Zoom Account:

  1. Sign up for a Zoom Account
    • Open up the Zoom.us website in your web browser
    • Click on the “Sign up, it’s free” link at the top of the page
    • Type in your Crimson email address
    • Click on “Sign up”
  2. Activate your Zoom Account
    • Open up your Crimson email account (located on the MyBama page under the “More” link at the top right corner of the main page)
    • Open the “Zoom Account Activation” email and click on “Activate Account”
  3. Update your Zoom Profile
    • Type your First and Last name correctly into the appropriate text boxes
    • Create a password for your Zoom account (NOTE: please try to use the same password you use for the MyBama login page. That way, you won’t forget your password!)
    • Press “Continue”
  4. Confirm that your Zoom Account has been created
    • If you see the “Don’t Zoom Alone” message on your screen and see the “Sign"
    • Download the Zoom app to your computer and/or phone