Academic Success Office

Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 172
(308) 865-8988

Academic Success is committed to the retention of UNK students by providing resources to assist in achieving academic success and gaining access to key services at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Students looking for information and referral should visit the Academic Success Offices in the Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 172, or call at (308) 865-8988, and the staff will connect them with the appropriate service housed within Academic Success.

Disability Services for Students (DSS)

Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 175
(308) 865-8214

DSS assists students who have a documented disability – defined as learning, physical, medical, and/or psychological impairments that significantly limit or restrict a major life activity. To arrange accommodations both in and out of the classroom most efficiently, students should schedule an appointment with DSS before the semester begins.

Student Support Services (SSS)

Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 172
(308) 865-8988

This federally-funded TRIO program offers comprehensive, individualized academic support for students who are first generation, income eligible, or have a documented disability. Academic and peer mentors provide guidance to freshmen using a structured mentoring program.  Advisors provide academic advising, financial aid counseling, financial literacy, scholarship assistance and graduate school exploration.

Kearney Bound Program

Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 169
(308) 865-1593

Kearney Bound is a cooperative program between selective high schools and UNK. The program is an opportunity for first generation high school students to earn a four year comprehensive scholarship to attend UNK as well as receive academic support services.

Computer Access

Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 163

Academic Success provides computers with internet access as well as coaching for common computer applications. Testing for students with accommodations is available in the Memorial Student Affairs Building computer lab.


University Foundations Classes

LNSK 103

This three-credit-hour transition class is strongly recommended for first year and transfer students. Students learn

  • Goal-setting, Motivation, and Applied Educational Psychology
  • Time and Financial Management, Degree Plans
  • Critical Thinking and Research Writing
  • Connections with Peers and Faculty, Research Involvement

Also students develop skills to approach new ideas, study effectively, perform better in class discussions and on tests, and become familiar with campus opportunities and resources. For more information or class listings, contact (308) 865-8989 or visit online.