Academic Resource Center

Whether you are a straight-A student or a student experiencing academic difficulty, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) staff welcomes you. Our commitment is to focus on students’ individual needs and goals through developing personalized strategies to learn and study effectively at the College of Wooster. The ARC staff is here to help you develop enduring skills and academic confidence that will support you as you achieve your goals on your next exam, during the next semester, and in your lifetime of endeavors beyond graduation.

We aim to empower all students to be intentional and fully engaged in their unique academic experiences. In fact, the ARC supported 955 individual students last year—that’s 50% of the student body!

ARC Services Overview

The Academic Resource Center is one of six offices that make up the APEX department, located within the lower level of the Andrews Gault Library. Any College of Wooster student is welcome to use our services and to schedule a meeting with our staff during our operating hours, 8:00 am through 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Academic Advising

Explore and design your academic plan at Wooster. Find your major, plan your courses, and create your academic experience based on your strengths & goals.

Academic Life Coaching

Academic life coaching allows students to explore who they are, what they really want, and provides the space to develop action plans around those discoveries. Students can meet with an International Coaching Federation certified life coach.

Academic Support & Skill Development

Sharpen your skills to excel in the classroom. Popular areas include time management, reading strategies, note taking tips, and study strategies which are personalized for each individual student.

Disability Support Services

For those students with a diagnosed disability, you can work with a professional member to determine if academic, housing, and/or dietary accommodations would be appropriate for your individual needs.

Multilingual Learning

Develop your English language skills. If English is not your first language, explore our resources and services to discover how to strengthen your English skills for informal use as well as for the demands of college-level academic reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Peer Tutoring

Get support outside the classroom. Meet with a peer tutor who has previously exceled in the course and has been professionally trained to tutor their peers. Peer tutoring is included in the cost of tuition.

Register for Services

The Academic Resources welcomes students to make an appointment and seek out the support that best fits their needs.

For students who would like academic support in the areas listed below, please visit our ClockWork Student portal and go to the “Register Here” section. Please fill out the  “General Information” section and then press the submit button in the bottom right corner. If you already have a ClockWork account, please go to the “Schedule an Appointment” section and find an appointment time that best works for you.

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Support and skill development
  • Disability Support Services
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Academic Life Coaching
  • Multilingual Learning

For students interested in Disability Support Services and receiving accommodations, please visit our Applying for Academic and Housing/Dining Accommodations page for more information on how to receive services.

Prospective Students and Families

Selecting the right college when you have a disability is a complex and personal process. When considering attendance of the College of Wooster in your process, we recommend that you make an appointment with one of our Academic Resource Center staff members. In this meeting you can learn about available resources and discuss how your disability can be supported within the curriculum, in the residence halls, and in dining services.

Faculty Resources

Faculty and staff play a pivotal role in the promotion of preparedness and inclusion in post-secondary education, and your dedication is appreciated. The information in this section is designed to aid in the understanding of the issues that impact students with disabilities, the disability support services process, and the available resources that may assist these students.

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