Academic Excellence and Support Services

Our Mission

Academic Excellence and Support Services (AESS) offices provide integrative resources to empower students to achieve academic success during and after their time at UC. 

With a focus on access and inclusion, we act as service providers, advocates, and mentors for UC students and the broader community.

Student working with an advisor

Accessibility Resources is dedicated to empowering students with disabilities through the delivery of reasonable accommodations and support services while educating the UC community to see beyond disabilities to the richness of inclusion.

If you have any questions, please visit our website or call: 513-556-6823

Cincinnati Pride Grant

The Cincinnati Pride Grant, in conjunction with federal, state, and institutional aid, covers the cost of tuition for graduates of the Cincinnati Public School District who meet certain eligibility requirements.

If you have ay questions, please visit our website.

2017 Gen-1 Cohort

Gen-1 is a living and learning community that supports Pell-eligible, first generation college students to promote successful transition to the University of Cincinnati, first-to-second year retention, and degree completion.

If you have any questions, please visit our website or call: 513-556-3324

Students taking exams

Our Testing Services Office works to assist UC students with our secure and convenient testing facilites.

If you have any questions, please visit our website or call: 513-556-7173

Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Programs & Services is committed to providing our veterans the support and assistance you need to successfully complete your education here at UC.

If you have any questions, please visit our website or call: 513-556-6811



About AESS

Our goal is to help you become a successful, independent learner. This is why we provide academic accommodations for all students with a disability as well as free tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching, international conversation partners, and learning resources for undergraduate students.

Some of the ways we meet our goal include:

  • Assisting students who are in danger of failing a course;
  • Supporting students who desire to improve their overall grade point average;
  • Guiding students in developing study habits and positive attitudes to ensure academic success in their college careers and beyond;
  • Increasing retention and graduation rates of all students.

Students use AESS for a variety of reasons: receiving reasonable academic accommodations; keeping up with course assignments; getting additional assistance when anticipating or experiencing academic difficulties; or reviewing for quizzes and exams. We encourage you to visit early and often to learn about the available resources for your academic success.