Success Advising is a one-on-one session with a student that is facilitated by a VMASC Success Advisor. Sessions are conducted in an effort to identify and assess any external factors that may be impairing a student’s overall success at UAB. Students will attend 3-5 sessions (more if applicable) throughout the semester to create and track implementation of an academic success plan based on their individual needs. The goal of academic coaching is to provide the student with the skills and resources necessary in all areas that are directly correlated to academic and overall student success.

Is Success Advising Right for You?

As a Success Advisor, our goal is meet your primary needs that will ensure your success as a student here at UAB. Partnerships between Success Advisors and students are built upon the principles of trust, honesty, and accountability.

We cover a variety of topics such as:

  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management
  • Goal Setting and Planning
  • Study skills, Test Taking skills, and Note Taking skills
  • Change of Major
  • College Transition

Success Advising is NOT:

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Exploration and Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Supplemental Instruction

Now that you have decided that Success Advising is right for you, please refer to the next steps below.

Success Advising Next Steps…

  1. Complete our VMASC Success Advising Student Intake Form.
  2. Complete the VARK Learning Styles Assessment.
  3. Please bring both your student intake form and your VARK Learning Styles Assessment with you to your first scheduled appointment. These documents are vital in ensuring that time is spent wisely in assessing your individualized needs for success advising.
  4. Appointments will average 45 minutes in length. If you are unable to make your appointment, please cancel online a minimum of 24 hours in advance.



Don’t forget to bring a good attitude with you to your appointment! Success Advisors are here to listen and to assist you with accomplishing your goals of becoming a successful student. This is a judgment free zone and we will focus on the areas you would like to see an improvement in.

For questions regarding Success Advising please contact the Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 205-934-8184.