Vision Statement:

The University College will support first-year students through the promotion of high quality advising and instruction and by collaboration with campus units responsible for student success.

NSO Advising

The purpose of the University College is to help first-year students to succeed by

  • Instilling in first-year students a sense of personal responsibility for and commitment to their academic success
  • Promoting professional excellence and accountability on the part of staff, faculty and administrators
  • Providing first-year students with access to high quality and transitional academic advising
  • Partnering with the Foundational Studies Council, as well as Academic Colleges, to provide high quality instruction for first-year students, centered on student learning, developmental scaffolding, and the challenge and rigor appropriate for the first year of college
  • Collaborating with campus divisions and units to build a responsive and developmentally appropriate network of assistance for first-year students

Helpful Links:

Academic Advisement

Academic Advising Handbook

Academic Standing Requirements

Center for Student Success

Foundational Studies Program

Math Placement Exam


New Student Orientation (Freshman)

Office of Student Success

Petitioning for Readmission after Academic Dismissal

Student Counseling Center

Sycamore Express

Sycamore Graduation Guarantee

Tutorial Services

University Testing

Welcome Class of 2017

Writing Center

Contact Us

University College - Dean’s Office

University College - Academic Advising and Student Services Office

University College Academic Advising Team

New Student Programs and Testing Office

  • Location: Welcome Center RM 127
    Phone: 812.237.7666
  • Tracy Osborne, New Student Programs and Testing Director