Academic Support

The Montrose campus offers tutoring services on campus for students taking math or other subjects.  For more information about tutoring services, ask your instructor or visit the front desk in the Branscome Center.

The Montrose campus offers courses to help students learn the essential skills needed to be successful in college.  Students can select from two courses and earn up to three college credits.

UNIV 100 College Success Skills:  Learn how to utilize campus resources, manage your time well, manage your finances, and use CMU’s learning tools for students, including D2L and MAVzone. 

UNIV 101 First-Year College Success: Learn about the study strategies needed to be successful in college.  Topics include reading college-level textbooks, memorization, note-taking, test-taking, stress management, and communication skills.

For more information about these courses, contact the staff in the Branscome Center.

CMU’s librarians love helping students find the right books and articles for any purpose, and will help you understand your assignments and how to cite the articles and images that you use in your papers. There are several ways to receive assistance without driving to Grand Junction: call the Library at (970)248-1860, visit the web, or send an email to


Borrowing Items from the Tomlinson Library:  CMU Montrose students and instructors can borrow books and other media from the Tomlinson Library without driving to Grand Junction.  You can request any available print or media item from the Library’s catalog by using the “Place Hold” feature.  To do this, complete the following steps:


  • Use the Library’s online catalog search engine to locate the book or other library material you are looking for.
  • Once you locate the item, scroll down the item listing until you see the “Place Hold” button, then click it.
  • Enter your library number (starts with 408 on the bottom right of your MavCard) and select “Montrose Campus” as your Pick-up Location.
  • When the item has been delivered to Montrose, you’ll receive a phone call or email notifying you it’s available for pick-up at the Branscome Center.


Students can also use CMU’s Prospector and Interlibrary Loan services to request books, articles, and more.  For assistance using these services, please contact the library’s research help team.


Note: If you don’t have a MavCard, call the Checkout & Reserves Desk at (970) 248-1244.

If you are a student with a documented physical or learning disability and need an accommodation for this class, contact the Educational Access Services Office, (970)248-1801, at the start of the semester.  Visit their website for a detailed explanation on how to request accommodations for your disability.  If you have any additional questions, contact the CMU Montrose staff in the Branscome Center.

Service animals: Service animals are allowed in public areas of the campus.  However, Emotional Support Animals (ESA's) are not allowed inside campus buildings.  It is important to know the difference between the two types of animals.  For more information, read the CMU Service Animal Policy.

This is a free, self-paced, non-credit online course offered by Coursera.  Over 2 million students from 200 countries have taken this course.

The course gives you easy access to learning techniques used by experts in math, science and other subjects.  Learn memory techniques, ways to overcome procrastination, and study techniques proven to be effective in learning tough subjects.