Prospective Families

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is one of seven 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.

Our commitment is 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!

At the ARC, we provide individualized support through Academic Life Coaching, Academic Advising, Academic Skill Development, Disability Support, English Language Learning, Peer Tutoring, and other programming.

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