Academic Support Services
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center is located in the Administration Building, Room 130. The work of this office focuses on:
- First semester advising (for new first-year students and transfer students)
- Walk-in advising for all students
- Testing services including Accuplacer and CLEP
- Group tutoring in specific courses
- Registration assistance for students who are on academic probation
- Leave of Absences and withdrawals from the University
The aim of Tutoring Services is to increase student academic effectiveness. The Academic Success Center provides group in a variety of courses. If the Academic Success Center does not provide tutoring in a specific course, students are encouraged to attend Academic Workshops, as this is the time when students are learning how to adjust to college-level study. The focus, therefore, is on learning how to learn rather than on content area tutoring. Accordingly, Academic Workshops will assist students in improving their study skills, test-taking skills, and time management skills. Students who think they may need academic assistance in order to achieve their educational objectives should visit the Academic Success Center as soon as possible to maximize the benefit of these services.
The Worcester State University Math Center provides peer tutoring for all courses with mathematical content. These courses include those offered by the Business and Economics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Nursing, Psychology, and Physics departments. Tutoring is also available for math courses starting from MA-098 / MA-099 Developmental Math through MA-201 Calculus 2, as well as, Accuplacer Preparation for students taking or retaking the placement exam. The Math Center is a resource free of charge to all students and is located in Sullivan 140.
Located in Sullivan 306, the Writing Center is a resource available free of charge to all members of the Worcester State University community. The Writing Center is staffed by graduate assistants and peer tutors who represent a variety of majors and interests. Sessions can be arranged on an appointment or drop-in basis, and the staff of the Writing Center can address basic and advanced writing needs. The Writing Center also hosts Writenet (http://www.worcester.edu/owl), an online writing center that offers instruction and support over the World Wide Web.