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The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

Parents

If you are concerned about your son's or daughter's success, remind them about the different FREE services the Academic Center for Excellence provides.

These include subject tutoring in a group setting, one-on-one private tutoring, supplemental instruction in math, written communication assistance, and one-on-one study skills help through our academic coaching program.

We are here to help your student succeed.

ACE Director Dr. Carrie Vath is also available for appointments to develop an academic success strategy specific to your student. Contact Dr. Vath by e-mailing cvath@mtech.edu or call the main ACE office at (406) 496-4418

A Few Comments about Student Grades

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law intended to protect the privacy of student educational records accumulated form early childhood through college. FERPA, sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment, provides parents with certain rights with respect to their child’s K-12 education records. However, once a student reaches the age of 18 or enters college, the rights previously held by the parents transfer exclusively to the student.

Parents can obtain information from the college only if their child has provided the college with written instructions to do so. Without the Authorization for Disclosure of Confidential Information form, you will need to obtain academic information directly from your child.

Additional Resources for Parents

  • Incoming freshman are encouraged to register for MT1016 College Success. This is a two-credit course that educates students on the various techniques and strategies it takes to be successful in a university setting. Although this course is intended for freshman, students at any academic level will find it beneficial.
  • If your student is struggling with the demands (both academic and social) of college, please encourage them to make an appointment with one of our licensed counselors. More information is available at www.mtech.edu/student_life/counseling.
  • If your student has a learning disability, make sure they use the various accommodations Montana Tech University provides. More information is available at www.mtech.edu/student_life/disability.