Office of Academic Engagement and Student Success

The Office of Academic Engagement and Student Success focuses on providing central oversight and improving efficiencies to currently existing and newly formed academic student support services such as University College (UC), First Year Experience (FYE), Transfer and Transitional Programs (formerly COMPASS), Testing Office, The Learning Curve (Tutoring), Texas Success Initiative (TSI), Developmental Education, Professional Academic Advising, New Student Orientation and Academic Events, Early Alert and Retention Programs, and Program for Minors.

University College entrance.

University College

University College is committed to providing an academically focused, student-centered supportive, structured environment for the entire University community with an emphasis on freshmen. This environment is focused on improving matriculation, retention and graduation rates, increasing student success in academics and facilitating a smooth transition to the world of higher education.

University College strives to maintain a scholarly community and a diverse membership of freshmen students. Working in unison, the Division of Academic Advising and Division of Residential Life help our students develop individual responsibility and respect in a close-knit environment. Shared and personal learning experiences help to contribute to a rewarding residential experience.

Academic Advisement

The mission of the University College Division of Academic Advisement is to provide holistic, effective accessible advisement for incoming freshmen and other special populations and to serve as a resource for departmental advisement. This division is also committed to providing centralized support and referral services for the students of University College.

Residential Life

The mission of the University College Division of Residential Life is to provide an on-campus living and learning community that supports the intellectual, social and ethical growth of all entering Prairie View A&M University students with an emphasis on freshmen. The Student Life unit is committed to providing a co-curricular environment, which allows students to pursue special interests, fulfill individual needs, and actively contribute to the living and learning community life while focusing on academics.

New Student Orientation

Our New Student Orientation is specifically designed for incoming undergraduate freshman and transfer students (with 30 or more transferable college credits). Our goal is to have our students have a successful start to their first year at Prairie View A&M University. At your session, we provide access to information and services required to successfully assist new students in transitioning to university life. For all incoming students, orientation is mandatory.

Student Academic Support Services

The Testing Center

The Testing Center

The Office of Testing is to support student retention and success by providing examinations and resources that assist with academic and professional advancement. The office supports the mission of the Division of Academic Enhancement by administering local, state and national test programs and by providing evaluation services for all students, faculty, and the community.

Developmental Education at PVAMU

Developmental Education

Developmental Education Program promotes the academic success of all Prairie View A & M University students by providing effective instruction to students with diverse levels of preparedness that foster college readiness in Reading, Mathematics, and English in a timely manner.

The Learning Curve at PVAMU

The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve is a component of the Division of Academic Enhancement at Prairie View A&M University. Need help mastering mathematics? Looking for some assistance in making sure your research paper is just right? Look no further than the Learning Curve.

TSI Compliance at PVAMU

TSI Compliance

The mission of the TSI Compliance office is to ensure that students who do not meet the college readiness standards, set forth by the state of Texas, are enrolled in their proper pre-college level coursework. The office tracks the students performance as they progress through the pre-college level classes.

Principles of Effective Learning at PVAMU

Summer Bridge Programs

Summer Bridge Programs are offered for incoming Freshmen. Each program has its own admission requirements and guidelines. Please click on the Summer Bridge Programs link for a comprehensive list of all Summer Bridge Programs offered at Prairie View A&M University.