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Student Academic Support

The University of Providence provides a wide array of activities and support services for residential and non-residential students.

Student Services at the University of Providence are designed to meet the many needs of students during their academic career.

Active outreach aims at assisting students in fulfilling their personal and career goals while attending the University of Providence. Initial interviews with an academic success counselor will provide information concerning academic, career, or personal counseling services, referral to tutoring resources, career testing services, and support groups.


Click here to learn more about our Library services.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that is designed with students in mind. The goal of Student Support Services (SSS) is to increase college retention and graduation rates.

What should students expect?

Academic Assistance: Provides a comprehensive educational support plan.

Professional and Peer Tutoring: Tutors who will provide additional instructions.

Peer Mentoring: Assistance with transitioning from high school to college and beyond.

Financial Aid Counseling: FASFA application assistance and scholarship information.

Career Counseling: Provides resume writing and job searching skills.

Cultural Enrichment: Campus sponsored events, Disability Awareness Week, Taste of Home, Native American Week, and other events.

Workshops: Provide study skills tips and academic development.

Disability Services for students with a documented disability: Examples of accommodations include providing note-takers, books in audio format, extended
test-taking time in a quiet setting, accessible classroom materials, assistive technology, etc.

Other Services: Computer assistance, leadership opportunities, and supplemental grant aid.

What students should apply?
  • All Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search Students
  • Income eligible students (according to federal guidelines)
  • First Generation College Students (primary care provider did not graduate from a 4-year institution)
  • Students with a documented disability


How can students apply?

Stop by Student Support Services in the University of Providence Library, call 406-791-5213 or email uptrio@uprovidence.edu.

Mathematics Center
Welcome to the STEM Center!

We at the STEM Center at the University of Providence are researchers, teachers, and students committed to promoting mathematics education and its applications in STEM disciplines. If you are interested in mathematics, science, and/or information technologies, please consider joining us in this important and rewarding venture.
The STEM Center is committed to supporting science, technology, and math education on the University of Providence campus and across the state by addressing the support needs of first year students at University of Providence and fostering development of an authentic, sustainable STEM culture on the University of Providence campus.

Make a tutoring appointment here.

Email: mathcenter@uprovidence.edu
Moodle: University of Providence_MathCenter
Skype: math-ed.com

Writing and Critical Thinking Center

Location: University of Providence Library
Director: Rachel Dunleavy Morgan, Ph.D.

To make an appointment and view the scheduler with the Center’s current hours, click here.

While we encourage students to make appointments, you are also welcome to drop in to see if a consultant is available.

The Writing & Critical Thinking Center provides free writing support to the University of Providence community in the form of:

  • One-on-one consultations, in-person and online
  • Group consultations
  • Workshops
  • In-class workshops


How to Make an Appointment

Writing involves complex processes. The Writing & Critical Thinking Center at University of Providence is here to help students engage successfully in those processes throughout their time at the university. Writers of all abilities benefit from the opportunity to discuss their work, so we invite students to visit with us today.

Our consultants can collaborate on writing projects at any stage, from initial brainstorming to final revision.

You can discuss your writing with our trained consultants in a friendly, non-evaluative environment. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students from any course.

We also assist with extra-curricular writing such as cover letters, personal writing, and graduate school and scholarship application essays.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not see the separate window appear after clicking at any point during this process, ensure your pop-up blocker is disabled; you can also try minimizing and checking behind your main internet browser window, as sometimes the appointment box appears behind it.

Step 1

Navigate to https://mywco.com/uprovidence. The first time you visit our online scheduler, you will have to click “register for an account.”

Fill out the form that pops up. You must use your University of Providence student email address to create this account but may choose any password you wish.

Step 2

Once you have created an account and logged in, be sure to select “Writing & Critical Thinking Center” from the first dropdown menu at the top of the schedule.

Step 3

Choose “Available for distance students” from the “Limit to” menu.

Any white box on the schedule is an open appointment. Remember that appointment times are for the Mountain Time zone.

Step 4

Click on the white box you want and fill out the information fields in the box that pops up. Choose “Yes—Schedule online appointment” for a synchronous (live) online appointment or “Yes—Schedule e-Tutoring” appointment for an asynchronous online appointment. (See below for some guidance on which kind of appointment might best serve your needs.) Face-to-face appointments are also available for on-campus students.

You must fill out the required questions for distance students included on the form. Be sure to click “save” at the bottom of the box to finish making your appointment.

Step 5

After clicking “save,” you will have the opportunity to attach multiple files (your paper and your assignment instructions) to the appointment.

If you have trouble attaching a file, you are also welcome to send your paper and your assignment instructions to writingcenter@uprovidence.edu.

Contact us

Email: writingcenter@uprovidence.edu
Phone: 406-791-5906

Instructions for Your Synchronous Online Appointment
Step 1

When your appointment is scheduled to begin, log back on at https://mywco.com/uprovidence, remembering that Great Falls is in the Mountain Time Zone.

Step 2

Click on the colored box that represents the online appointment you booked.

Step 3

The appointment form will open up. If it does not, see note above about pop-up blockers and check behind your main browser window.

Step 4

Click the red link that reads “Start or Join Online Consultation.

Step 5

The online tutoring platform will open. You should see a whiteboard space that contains text explaining the different tools available to you during the consultation. To the right of the whiteboard, you should see a chat space which you can use to converse with your consultant. If you wish to use the audio/video function, click on the video icon, and then allow the program to access your webcam and microphone.

NOTE: If you have trouble with the video/audio function, never fear! We have successfully conducted many consultations using only the chat box. We can also switch to a phone conversation if need be.

Disability Services
Services for Students with Disabilities
In recognizing the unique value of each human being, the Mission Statement of the University of Providence is in accord with the spirit of both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the 2008 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the updated regulations and guidance to Titles II and III of the ADA.

The TRIO/Disability Counselor, coordinates assistance for students with documented disabilities. These services assure program access to the University of Providence.

Specifically, the Disability Counselor offers the following services to students with disabilities:

  • Academic and personal mentoring.
  • Provides reasonable accommodations. Examples include: extended testing times, tests proctored at the CAE or in a quiet setting, preferential seating in classrooms, note takers, textbooks in audio format, accessible classrooms and materials, assistive technology, etc. There is no fee to students with disabilities for reasonable accommodations.
  • Assistance in meeting with professors and advisors upon request.
  • Promotion of effective self-advocacy skills.
  • Referrals to on-off campus resources.


Student Requirements
  • Provide recent documentation of the disability from a qualified professional whose credentials are appropriate to the disability.
  • Students meeting disability criteria must meet with the Disability Counselor to determine appropriate accommodations.



The Disability Counselor treats all personal information with the strictest confidentiality. Student files are kept in a locked file in the Disability Counselor’s office.


If you have any questions or concerns about Disability Services, please reach out to kathleen.seilstad@uprovidence.edu for more information.

Academic Success Center

Even the most outstanding students sometimes run into unexpected difficulties during their college experience. The Academic Success Center connects students with the resources they need in order to thrive at the University of Providence. Whatever college life throws your way, we are here to help!

We are a conduit between students, faculty, and staff, and we refer students to the right resources for them. Your counselors at the ASC will help you establish study plans, keep you on track for graduation, assist with sports eligibility, and keep you in good academic standing. We teach you the skills you need to be successful and help you navigate any roadblocks that might appear. We love to visit with students, so please feel free to stop in or call/email and say hello!


Things we can help you with:
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Test Anxiety
  • Goal Setting
  • Transitioning from high school or another college/university
  • Campus referrals
  • Developing good study habits
  • DegreeWorks
  • Academic Success Plans
  • Tutoring/TutorMe (both in-person & on-line tutoring)
Helpful Resources

Click here for information about career planning, preparing for school, paying for school, and other financial information.

Academic Alerts

Fill out and submit the Academic Alert form below for each student about whom you have an academic concern.

Academic Alert Portal

If you have any issues submitting an academic alert or accessing the academic alert portal, please email asc@uprovidence.edu.

RENEW Wellness Center

The RENEW Wellness Center is committed to provide high quality counseling and wellness services to help our community achieve their highest potential and discover total wellness. Available for appointments by in-person appointments or TeleTherapy (on-line). For scheduling an appointment you can either contact one of the Academic Success Counselors and they can assist you or contact RENEW directly at 406-453-WELL (9355).

TRIO Student Support Services

Kathryn Nyman-Wendt

Counselor Advocate, TRIO Student Support Services
Email kathryn.nymanwendt@uprovidence.edu

Kay Seilstad

Disabilities Advocate, TRIO Student Support Services
Email kathleen.seilstad@uprovidence.edu

Greg Stivers

TRIO Student Support Services Director
Email gregory.stivers@uprovidence.edu

Disability Services

Kay Seilstad

Disabilities Advocate, TRIO Student Support Services
Email kathleen.seilstad@uprovidence.edu

Academic Success Counselors

Staff photo of Ellen Boland

Ellen Boland

Academic Success Counselor
Email ellen.boland@uprovidence.edu

Twila Croft

Senior Director of Student Academic Support and Student Veteran Liaison
Email twila.croft@uprovidence.edu
Staff photo of Hayley Harned

Hayley Harned

Academic Success Counselor
Email hayley.harned@uprovidence.edu

RENEW Wellness Center

Barb Nelson

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Stacy Peterson

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Mick- Therapy Dog