Advisement & Retention Services

Student Resources

Academic Advising

Academic advising for undergraduate students is provided within the academic department of the student's major. Based upon academic majors, all undergraduates are assigned an academic advisor to assist with degree planning, course registration, and interpreting university requirements as well as providing more extensive academic support to any student facing challenges to their collegiate success. Students may have a professional advisor or a faculty advisor, depending on their student classification (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) and their program of study. The Student Success Centers house the College's professional advising staff and are the academic support hubs designed to provide a multitude of student support services for undergraduate students.

To learn more about academic advising and who to contact, visit our Academic Advising page.

TechConnect is an online tool that brings students, faculty, and staff closer together. It combines the online scheduling for campus tutoring through the Volpe Library with scheduling for advisement in the Student Success Centers into one easily accessible web platform. Students can use it to schedule advising and tutoring in the Student Success Center as well as to track class performance and communicate with members of the TTU community. Faculty can view students' overall academic performance, communicate and monitor groups of students and flag any students who may be at-risk. No need to create a new login to access TechConnect - simply use your existing TTU email credentials (e.g., jsmith42 & email password). For more information or to view the Frequently Asked Questions page, visit


Learning Assistance at the Volpe Library | Volpe Library, 1st floor | 931-372-3380

Learning Assistance is available in Volpe Library located on the first floor and provides access to tutors for any class at the university as well as test preparation (COMPASS, GRE, ACT, Praxis, etc.) and general writing assistance. Visit tutoring page on the Library's website to schedule an appointment - tutoring is available by appointment only! Library staff also provides presentation coaching or research poster design to assist students in the creation and delivery of presentations of all types: just check out the Research & Help page and follow links under the "Help" box. Students can also find information about the COMPASS test and other academic support services provided by the Learning Support program by visiting the Library's website.

Looking for more intensive support? The Volpe Library also offers "Class+": a peer-led academic assistance for specific course sections that occurs regularly throughout a semester. Since Class+ is only available with specific class sections, please review the Class+ schedule each semester to see which options are available to you.

Office of Multicultural Affairs | Roaden University Center 258 | 931-372-3392

The goals of the Minority Affairs Tutoring Program are to decrease the number of students on academic warning, academic probation, or academic suspension and to decrease the number of minority scholarship recipients who are losing money each semester due to poor academic performance.


Writing Excellence Studio at Tech [WEST] | Department of English | Location TBD

The Writing Excellence at TTU program is NOT a tutoring program - instead it is designed to provide assistance to upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty with writing intensive assignments, projects, or examinations. The Studio's premier service is custom workshops and training sessions designed for the requesting discipline, program, class, or group. Such workshops might include writing training on a particular document type, the written portion of an exam (such as the GRE or CLA+), a writing technique or skill (such as synthesizing sources or publication preparation), technical writing strategies (such as syntax and diction), etc. The Studio also offers private writing consultation for upper-level students, graduate students, and faculty/staff of all disciplines.

Disability Services | Roaden University Center 112 | 931-372-6119

The Office of Disability Services is available to assist qualifying students with disabilities in receiving academic and environment adjustments that can facilitate academic success. These services include one-on-one academic coaching, assistive technology and other academic accommodations. Any student interested in these services must first register with the office to evaluate eligibility. The Disability Services web site can be located here.

Counseling Center | Roaden University Center 307 | 931-372-3331

The Counseling Center is committed to providing comprehensive, quality services for all students dealing with academic, psychological and adjustment issues. The staff of the Counseling Center is available to assist students with their academic, personal and social concerns in hopes of helping them achieve satisfying educational and life experiences. Support is available for issues such as test anxiety, time management, career development and other academic skills to facilitate success. Services offered by the Counseling Center are free for enrolled students of TTU and are confidential.

Check out the group counseling sessions and specialty workshops in areas such as academic coaching and managing learning disabilities scheduled each month.

Center for Career Development | Roaden University Center 328 | 931-372-3232

The Center for Career Development (also called "Career Center" has excellent resources available to assist students with career exploration including selecting a major that aligns with career aspirations. The staff, including Career Ambassadors, can support students as they research career options related to their major or grapple with job search concerns. Check out their workshop calendar for opportunities through the semester such as resume workshops, career fairs and career other development events.

Want To Learn More About An Academic Major's Career Options?

I know what I'm interested in, but I don't know how that relates with a major: Try their Career/Major Assessment tools. These online programs are free to all currently enrolled students and are excellent tools to help students link career opportunities to their personal interests and skill set.

I have a major, but I don't know what kind of jobs I can get with this degree: Students can also research the different careers associated with Tennessee Tech’s available majors by visiting the website “What Can I Do With This Major?” for more information.

Living and Learning Villages | 931-371-3414 |

The Village concept was conceived to create smaller, more personal groups within the larger university setting, to enhance student-faculty interaction beyond the classroom and to increase positive student connections within the University. Each Village is organized around a common theme and supported by a Faculty Head (with an office located in the hall). If you live in one of the TTU Living and Learning Villages, your faculty head can be a great source of information on all types of assistance.