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Academic Resources

Math Center

Through  an  inclusive  and  safe environment, the  math  center aids with  free  tutoring with undergraduate math  courses  with  trained  undergraduate  students,  Graduate students,  and instructors. It is important to note that you can receive help with ANY undergraduate math course. 

For more information about the UC Merced Math Center, please visit their website here.  

Chem Center

The Chem Center is here to provide free tutoring and support services to all UC Merced undergraduates who have chemistry-related questions. 

If you want more information about all of the services offered by UC Merced's Chem Center, check out their website!

STEM Center

The STEM Resource Center is building a learning community to enhance academic and social experiences for UC Merced undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, engineering and math. We work with students individually to help them flourish in intellectual endeavors and take personal responsibility for their own successes. We support students in finding research and internship opportunities and building lifelong skills needed for advancement and leadership in STEM careers. You can view the schedule for available tutors here. For more information about the STEM Resource Center, visit

SSHA Advising

SSHA Undergraduate Academic Advising begins with New Student Orientation and continues throughout the student’s academic career at UC Merced. Students are assigned to an academic advisor based on their declared major and/or minor within SSHA. SSHA advisors may provide Academic planning and course selection for current and upcoming semesters, Assistance in choosing or changing a major/minor, Advice and planning during times of academic difficulty, Workshops on registration and other important topics, and Referrals to college or community resources. To see who your advisor is and to make an appointment, please click here or visit the SSHA Advising website

The Excel! Program

The EXCEL! Program within the School of Natural Sciences is another layer of academic support for Natural Science students at the University of California, Merced. EXCEL! Academic Coaches provide guidance and support to assist students with their academic success. For more information and program details visit the website here.

Bobcat Advising Center

The Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) is the academic advising home for all first-year students in every major, all lower-division undeclared transfers, and all continuing undeclared students in any class year. Our team is here to support your educational journey as you work toward your personal, academic, and career goals. First-Year Students can visit here and Undeclared Students can visit here. To visit the general Bobcat Advising Center website, please click here.

Undergraduate Education

The Division of Undergraduate Education at UC Merced provides students, faculty, and instructional staff with resources that promote academic excellence and academic student success. The Division of Undergraduate Education serves as the central administration for centers and programs that seek to enhance the undergraduate student experience through innovative, collaborative campus partnerships. To visit the Undergraduate Education website, please click here.

Natural Sciences Advising

The School of Natural Sciences' advising staff is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that promotes success. We are committed to quality academic advising in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. Our programs and services are designed to help students develop decision making skills that will empower them to take full advantage of their educational experience. To make an appointment with your advisor, please visit here. For all other inquiries, it is best to visit the School of Natural Sciences website, which can be accessed by clicking here.  

Calvin E. Bright Success Center

The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center (BSC) is to provide learning support, transition programs, and individualized interventions which empower UC Merced students to be successful in their academic and personal development. We provide opportunities and co-curricular experiences that aid students in enhancing their knowledge of university resources, academic and personal growth/ development, and advocacy and access. Through intentional collaborations and program delivery, we focus on overcoming barriers and celebrating academic milestones.

NOTE: BSC SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED REMOTELY. To learn more about the Bright Success Center and our programs and services, please visit our website

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to promote equal educational access and full participation by and for students with disabilities in the rich academic and campus life environment at UC Merced. To explore the Student Resources offered and provided by SAS, please visit here. For more general information, feel free to explore their website here.