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Academic Support

Academic Success for FHU Students

Academic Success is located on the 1st floor of the Gardner Welcome Center. It provides academic support for prospective and current students by:

  • Being a point of first contact for your questions and assistance in navigating the University policies and procedures
  • Advocating for Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Advising for entering students who will be transitioning into Freed-Hardeman
  • Advising current freshman with undeclared majors
  • Study-skill building through private and group academic counseling.
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Coursework Support

Freed-Hardeman University takes pride in our commitment to providing the highest quality of education to all of our students. Here, you’ll discover a wealth of resources that have been meticulously curated to support your academic journey.


Student success is not an option – IT IS OUR MISSION. We look forward to being part of your time here at FHU!

Common Communication Etiquette

Face to Face

Start a conversation with an instructor, employer, or unfamiliar person with “Hello” or “Good Morning.” Using familiar phrases like “Hey,” or “Um” to begin a conversation is impolite and can be misinterpreted as rude or insincere. Use titles when addressing someone in a profession. i.e., Professor, or Doctor. Sir or Ma’am is always a safe bet if you are unsure.

End a conversation with “Thank you,” or “It was nice visiting with you.”

Do not stay longer than is necessary when meeting with someone. Do not assume their time is endless unless they tell you they have no other engagements and want to visit longer.




Always start out your email with a polite “Dear” or “Hello” followed by a polite Mr., Mrs., Ms, Miss, Dr., or Prof, unless they have told you otherwise. If you’re not sure what your instructor’s proper title is, using “Doctor” or “Professor“ followed by their last name is almost always a safe bet.

Good Communication Practices

Build a Great Relationship with Your Instructor



Online communication is the same as in person when addressing classmates and instructors. Use the common rules of netiquette, the acceptable method of communicating on the Internet.

Tips for Online College Students

Beating Procrastination
Managing Stress

Managing College Stress

10 Tips for Balancing Work, School and Family (for adult learners)


If you think you are struggling beyond self-management of stress, please reach out to a professional in our University Counseling Services.

"Do I Belong Here?" (AKA, Imposter Syndrome)

Yes. If a student feels overwhelmed like they do not belong at FHU, college, or as a returning student they are not alone. Many students feel they are forging into an area they do not belong. This may be because it is a new environment and experience beyond anything experienced before, and is perfectly normal. Students come from all over the world, with experiences and backgrounds. Even graduate students may feel they aren’t good enough, or struggle with comparing themselves to other students. If you think you are struggling beyond self-encouragement, please reach out to someone you feel you can talk with or our University Counseling Services.

Student Feedback on Transition to College

6 Myths About College Life Incoming Freshman Should Ignore

VIA Free Character Strengths Survey

Imposter Syndrome: Overcoming the Voice from Within (TED Talk by Dr. Sian Proctor)

Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction – What is it?

Make an FHU Tutoring Appointment

Accounting I ● Accounting II ● General Business Courses ● General Biology I and II ● General Chemistry I and II ● Organic Chemistry ● Anatomy and Physiology I and II ● Writing Lab (any course) ● College Algebra ● Fundamental Concepts of Math ● Introductory Statistics ● Pre-Calculus ● Analytics and Calculus

There are so many tools available to help students develop their God-given talents and make informed decisions about their future.