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Academic Success at UIU 

As a student at Upper Iowa University, we want you to be supported by the various resources available to you at no additional cost. The Office of Academic Success provides consultation, workshops, and resources to assist UIU students in achieving their academic goals. 

UIU Tutor Services

Upper Iowa University provides FREE tutoring services to all students. Tutoring is available in all subjects.

Writing Services

At the Writing Center, peer Writing Consultants are trained to work with you at any stage of the writing process.

Academic Tools

Click here to learn more about various academic topics related to succeeding in college 

Disability Services

The Disability Services Office provides resources and support to students with disabilities, as well as the faculty and staff involved in their education, in compliance with applicable law and best practices in higher education.

Library Services

The Henderson-Wilder Library supports UIU students by providing a full range of information resources and services that encourage learning, study, research, and collaboration.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are need assistance, contact Amy Tucker, Director of Academic Success, at [email protected] or 563-425-5264. 

Who is my academic advisor?

You can find which advisor is assigned to assist you in myUIU. Log in and select the Academics tab.  Click on the Advising-Students on the left hand side.  Under the “My Degree Program” click “View all Details” and then the “Advising Worksheet”.

Where do I purchase my books?

Having the course materials is very important to your success in each class. UIU utilizes an online bookstore: https://bncvirtual.com/uiu

What do I do if I am struggling in a class?

There are many strategies and resources available as a UIU student to help you succeed. Some strategies include: talk to your instructor, visit instructor office hours, utilize tutoring and writing services, meet with your academic advisor, attend an academic success workshop, or set up a meeting with the Director of Academic Success, Amy Tucker, at [email protected].  

When do classes start and end each session?

Upper Iowa University posts an academic calendar each year on the website: https://uiu.edu/academics/academic-calendar.html Double check the academic catalog before making travel plans! 

What grades do I need to stay in good academic standing?

A student must meet the following standards to be considered in good academic standing: 
Undergraduate students must maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average for the appropriate classification:  
0 to <30 credits- 1.75 cumulative GPA 
30 to <60 credits- 1.9 cumulative GPA 
>60 credits- 2.00 cumulative GPA

Graduate students must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA with 6 or fewer classes; students with 7 or more completed graduate credits need a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

*Completed credits include transfer credits toward degree plus Upper Iowa University letter grades of A to D- 
 
If you have questions or concerns about your academic standing, contact your academic advisor.