Academic Support Services

We strive to provide outstanding support to our students who are learning in the online format.  Below are some of the services we offer.

Library Services

A full range of online library services are available through Ferris State University's FLITE (Ferris Library for Information, Technology, and Education). Visit the distance education library for more information. Common services include providing electronic copies of books and articles, guidance on best research practices, and providing books through Interlibrary Loan.


Ferris does have some limited tutoring available for our online students. The first step we recommend is to contact your instructor for additional assistance, particularly if you are just struggling with one portion of the class. We also recommend you connect with other online students in the class to help each other - your peers are often great teachers! We also have some resources available for assistance with your writing skills through the Writing Center at Ferris. Also check out the Academic Support Center for additional resources.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides a number of services for students off the main campus including those in online and distance-learning classes. You can contact the Writing Center via email to ask questions about writing. You may also send a paper and receive emailed feedback from a tutor. You can visit their website to find information about writing and the Writing Center and how to hone your writing skills with computer tutorials and worksheets.