Learning Services assists undergraduate students in mastering basic and life skills through competency-based courses in the Department of Learning Skills, and through learning assistance. Learning Services also assists pre-college students in developing college-level skills through the ExSEL program. Students that do not master the English Competency Exam, which is required for graduation, are also assisted by Learning Services before they attempt the exam again. We assist in the areas of reading, writing, numeracy, studying, reasoning, and self management.
In 2007, Learning Services proudly became the first developmental studies program in the state of Alabama to earn certification from the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE). Learning Services earned "Distinguished" certification for both its writing and mathematics programs. Only seven other programs in the United States have earned this highest level of certification.