The Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents, and Academic Student Success (COMPASS) staff is available to provide assistance for any first-year student that may have academic or personal concerns. Feel free to contact us at us by phone at (906) 487-3558, or email the COMPASS office. You are also welcome to stop by our office, which is located in room 170 of the Administration Building.
First-Year Academic Advisor Meetings
Academic Advisor meetings for all first-year students are held during fall and spring semesters prior to registration for the next semester. All students are strongly encouraged to attend their first-year advising meeting to better understand what the major requirements are and meet faculty in their department. You will receive an email and other forms of advertisement directing you to the list of all First-Year Academic Advising Meetings. Please read it carefully and if you have any questions, follow up with your department's office.
If you need assistance at anytime, please contact your academic advisor for an appointment.
The 4S (Select Student Support Services)—ExSEL Program is designed to promote student success. ExSEL offers academic support through services such as peer mentoring, study groups, study skills and time management techniques, academic progress monitoring, campus resource referrals, campus and community involvement events, and career and personal development seminars. The program is a comprehensive partnership between COMPASS and all colleges and schools on campus aimed at increasing student success and retention.
If you have academic concerns about a student enrolled in a course you are teaching or who you are working with, please make COMPASS staff aware of the situation by filling out the Early Warning form. This information will remain confidential and staff will outreach to that student to make sure they are connected to the resources necessary to support their success.
The Tech Guide
This handy booklet is sent to all incoming first-year students (who have paid their enrollment deposit) beginning in February prior to their fall enrollment at Tech. It is a quick reference guide for students and their families that contains information about important to-do items, dates, phone numbers, and websites. The Tech Guide also contains essential information on course placement and scheduling, financial aid, and Orientation. Be sure to read this guide to find out about the important steps you need to complete before you arrive this August. Check out the Tech Guide online, or download the Tech Guide PDF.