Academic Opportunity Center

UWM AOC Mission Statement


The Academic Opportunity Center (AOC) educates and empowers a diverse group of students whose prior education and experiences may not have adequately prepared them for college, but who possess a commitment to higher learning. By doing so, we facilitate and support the academic growth of students and their transition and inclusion in university life.


  • Provide students with an introduction to university life.
  • Learn about and access campus resources such as the library, PASS, Norris Health Center, and Student Success Center.
  • Assist students as they transition to their major.
  • Provide intensive advising and instruction in foundation course work.
  • Support existing learning communities for AOC students.