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Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is a resource center designed to facilitate the student’s successful transition through the university. The director and program assistant work with Admissions, the schools, Career Development, Counseling, and Disability Resources to provide academic assistance as needed. First-year students, both entering freshmen and transfer students, are encouraged to take advantage of the Center’s services. 

Academic Support

The ASC assists students in locating campus resources that promote academic success. Interested students can schedule an appointment to discuss their individual situation and needs. The ASC provides additional support and resources to at-risk students. Through the Success Mentoring Program, students placed on Academic Warning may meet individually with faculty or staff mentors for academic success planning, time management development, and general academic guidance and accountability.

Tutoring is available in several general education courses through a partnership between the ASC and various departments. Additionally, the ASC collaborates with the Communication Resource Center to fund tutoring not just for oral and written communication assignments, but also to develop students’ critical reading skills. The ASC also maintains a list of private tutors in various subjects. For current tutoring schedules, please contact the ASC or visit the website at

The ASC also works with faculty and professional advisors to support the advising process. First-year students and transfer students in particular can receive assistance in changing or declaring majors.

For more information, call (205) 726-2698 or visit the ASC located in Brooks Hall 133.