Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides services dedicated to promoting academic success among all students. The ASC promotes student retention by offering academic support services to students seeking to establish a firm foundation for their academic careers and life goals. Toward this purpose, the ASC provides tutoring, peer mentoring, testing services, individual academic consultations, as well as instruction for students in learning support classes and first-year students on academic probation. For more information about the ASC, call (912) 478-5371 or check the Center’s website at http://georgiasouthern.edu/asc.

The ASC is part of the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Mentor Program

First and second year students interested in having an upper class student as a success coach are invited to request a Peer Mentor through the Academic Success Center.  Peer Mentors guide students (mentees) through their college experience by helping mentees to get socially connected on campus, setting goals for success at the university, establishing good habits for academic achievement and personal wellness, learning how to get the most out of campus resources, and having fun.  Peer Mentors are upper class students with a 3.0 or higher GPA, are highly dedicated to their mentees, and genuinely invested in their mentees' success.  Mentees will have the opportunity to participate in personalized coaching sessions with their assigned Peer Mentor, engage in small group discussions and outings with other mentees, and have fun in an educational setting.  Students can sign-up for a Peer Mentor at any time during their first or second year in college.  There is no cost for having a Peer Mentor.

Learn more about the Mentor Program at the ASC website at http://georgiasouthern.edu/asc.

Tutoring Center

As a component of the Academic Success Center, the Tutoring Center’s mission is to provide a supportive learning environment for Georgia Southern students by offering free tutoring in mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry, literature, writing across the curriculum, American government, and history.

The tutors are recommended by professors in their subject areas and are trained, supervised, and evaluated by the ASC staff. The Center has a full-time coordinator and faculty consultants from the Academic Success Center who work with tutors in implementation of the program. Check for tutoring schedules and other information on the website at http://georgiasouthern.edu/asc/tutoring or call (912) 478-5371.

Testing Office

Another component of the Academic Success Center is the Office of Testing Services. The Office of Testing Services provides services to students and non-students, as well as segments of the surrounding community. This office administers examinations including the National ACT and SAT exams, ACCUPLACER, CLEP Exams, DSST Exams, Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE), Graduate Record Exam – Subject Test (GRE-Subject), Institutional ACT Exam (ACT-Residual), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Legislative Exemption Exams, American Council for Exercise Exams (ACE), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), BOC Athletic Training Exam, Board Certification for Counseling, Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Microsoft Certification Exams, and the TOEFL Exam.

The Testing Office also assists students and community members by providing a secure center for proctoring exams, including eCore exams, for other institutions or agencies. The Testing Office is a Certified Testing Center for the certifications exams administered through Castle Worldwide, Certiport, ISO Quality Testing, and Kryterion certification exams. Persons interested in further information concerning dates, times, cost, eligibility and sign-up procedures should contact the Testing Office at (912) 478-5415, come by Cone Hall Room 2031 in the Academic Success Center, check the web page at http://georgiasouthern.edu/asc/testingor email at testing@georgiasouthern.edu.