How to get Academic Help

As a University of Alabama distance student, you have access to all the same services enjoyed by on-campus students. To ensure your success in the classroom, The University of Alabama provides academic resources, including access to the libraries, writing center and personal tutoring. Technical support is also available to keep you up and running. Click on the links to find out more about each one.

Capstone Center for Student Success

In addition to regularly scheduled study skills and reading proficiency workshops, supplemental instruction sessions for many quantitative UA courses, and a diverse array of course-based tutorial sessions, the Capstone Center for Student Success (CCSS) fosters collaborative relationships among faculty, academic departments and other service units on campus.

Library Resources

When it comes to doing research, distance learners have a vast amount of full-text resources at their fingertips. The UA Libraries provide thousands of full-text journal articles, newspapers, and magazines as well as collections of electronic books and other primary materials. Distance students can also take advantage of friendly, one-on-one research assistance.


Bama By Distance students have access to academic help from experts anytime, anywhere. Smarthinking offers 24/7 online tutoring support in over 25 subjects.  Live drop-in sessions, scheduled live sessions or essays and questions can be submitted for offline review. Link available in Bama Ready Orientation.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides professional consultations to all students, graduate and undergraduate, on campus and off. Get help with general writing skills and more discipline-specific forms of writing at any stage of the writing process.

Technical Support

You can find prompt, knowledgeable help from the Technical Support team. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they respond to phone and email requests for help with Blackboard Learn and general technical issues.

Career Center

Whether you are selecting a major, pursuing a job, applying to graduate school, or changing careers, the Career Center is here to help. Contact the Career Center’s main office or satellite locations:

Main Office
330 Ferguson Center
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-5848
C&BA Satellite
250 Bidgood
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-2691
C&IS Satellite
102C Phifer
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-6804
Engineering Satellite
1004 Bevill
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-4839

More Campus Resources

Find links to other campus resources below.