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Undergraduate Student Resources

Academic Resources

Transfer Student Resources — Find resources on tips and strategies on how to succeed as a transfer student at UC Merced and learn about what to expect during your time here.

Engineering Service Learning — Get involved and get credit! Project teams are staffed and led by students, providing real-world opportunities for leadership development.

STEM Resource Center — From tutoring to help on finding research and internship opportunities, the Center has STEM students covered.

Bright Success Center — Feeling the stress of midterms? Need help with time management? Need help writing that paper? The Bright Success Center has a wide array of services and programs to meet almost any student need.

The Chemistry Center — Provides support services to all UC Merced undergraduates who have chemistry-related questions.

The Math Center — Provides support for all undergraduate math courses, develop problem-solving skills, receive assistance from graduate students, trained undergraduate students, and instructors.

The Writing Center — Offers assistance to all stages of the writing and research process.

The Society of Physics Students — Hosts bi-weekly tutoring to all students who are looking for extra help with their physics classes. When: Mondays, 6-7pm, Where: COB1 116 (large lecture hall), Why: To study for physics!

UC Merced GPA Calculator — You may utilize the GPA Calculator to understand the grades you will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

The Excel! Program helps students achieve their academic goals by providing support services in navigating the various academic policies and processes at UC Merced and seeking out resources on campus to assist them in improving academically and comply with UC policies.

The CalTeach is a program initiated by the state and the University of California president to prepare and support students who are interested in becoming K-12 math and science teachers. The CalTeach Program provides an opportunity for students to engage and explore a career in teaching.

Office Hours: Make sure to maximize Office Hours to meet with Faculty and TA’s. Office Hours help you to get answers to your questions, make connections with Faculty for potential Research opportunities or letters of recommendations. Faculty Office Hours are usually listed in the syllabus for the course. Make the time to go over your questions and/or concerns with the assignment.  

REMEMBER: for every 1-hour lecture = 3 hours of study time outside of class.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The mission of UC Merced Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to support the mental health and well-being of our students. It is the intention of all CAPS staff to provide a safe, confidential atmosphere of acceptance and accessibility to professionals in the field of psychology.


UC Merced Student Accessibility Services

UC Merced provides Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to promote equal educational access and full participation by and for students with disabilities in the academic and campus life environment at UC Merced.


Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

W-STEM is an organization dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at The University of California, Merced. 



WellTrack is a free service for UC Merced students that provides confidential self-guided tools and resources to help manage stress, anxiety, and depression.