Academic Success Center

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
asc lab

Per Montgomery College’s Coronavirus Response Plan, all learning centers will provide remote instruction until further notice. Please visit our  virtual tutoring page to sign up for virtual tutoring.  If you have any technical issues, please contact us at or call 240-424-0055 or 202-417-8529.


Fall Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is a resource center for students taking courses in humanities, social sciences, and world languages. The Center also provides resources for economics, education, and mental health courses. The resources available for these disciplines include interactive software, a textbook library, a video library, internet access, Microsoft Office suite, and much more. Computer stations in the ASC offer Microsoft Office for work on papers and assignments relating to humanities and social sciences subjects. Students may use the software as long as it is educationally related to a humanities or social sciences subject.

Center Entrance

Location: Catherine F. Scott Commons (CM), Room 110 (campus map and directions)
Phone: 240-567-3888


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We offer in-person tutoring at the ASC for economics, history, psychology, political science, and sociology, as well as general research methodology. Check the tutoring schedule or ask the student aide at the front desk for availability. They will either begin a tutoring session immediately or schedule a time with you for a tutoring session. Please be specific, so the tutor can be better prepared for the sessions.

We also offer virtual tutoring to students on all three campuses. Students will be able to talk with faculty and peer tutors regardless of their physical locations. For more information, please call the ASC at 240-567-3888 or visit one of these three campus locations (HS 150 at Germantown, HU 307 at Rockville and CM110 at Takoma Park/Silver Spring). 

You can also contact our tutoring services by Skypenew window. For iPad/iPhone users, please use Skype for iPadnew window or Skype for iPhonenew window. The TP/SS Tutor's Skype username is ASC-Tutoring and the Germantown's username is germantown.campus.student.

Fall 2020 Workshop Schedules (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
(PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) Exam Review Schedules (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
We offer workshops to help you improve your study habits and the quality of your academic work. Workshops take place in the ASC on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus and are live-streamed via Skype so you may participate from other campuses.  

To tune in, visit the Digital Learning Center (CS021A) on the Rockville Campus or the Writing, Reading, & Language Center (HS150) on the Germantown campus. For more information, please call the Academic Success Center at 240-567-3888. Made possible by the Academic Success Center, Digital Learning Centers, MC Library, and the Writing, Reading, & Language Centers. 

  • Students need to sign in at the front desk with their MC ID when entering the lab as well as sign out before leaving the center.
  • No food or drinks are allowed.
  • Software cannot be taken out of the center and students must check with the front desk if they can check out any textbooks or videos. To check out a text or video, the student must have their ID.  Upon receipt of this resource, you will provide the student assistant on duty with your ID, which will remain in the center's custody until the resource is returned. Resources from the front desk cannot be taken out of the center. Textbooks from the back of the center can be checked out for off-campus use.
  • Students must sign-in prior to using resources.
  • The internet is limited to research.
  • Chat programs cannot be used.
  • Students must remain quiet in the center.
  • Cell phones cannot be used in the center.
  • Professors' documents or PowerPoint slides cannot be printed or copied.
  • The center is limited to humanities, social sciences, and world languages use only.
  • Failure to follow the rules will result in the student being asked to leave. 

Some professors offer extra credit to students for logging in hours at the Academic Success Center. If students would like to earn extra credit at the center, they must acquire an extra credit slip from the student assistant prior to using the center. Extra credit slips will be destroyed if students are researching areas that are not specific to their course. In some cases, students can only use resources that have been identified by their professor. Extra credit slips will also be destroyed if students leave the center while earning hours. 

Professors that offer extra credit at the ASC varies by semester to semester. For a list of extra credit opportunities for the current semester, see the Online Learning Center. Then go to the discipline's Study Material section. For instance, if you would like to know which Psychology courses are offering extra credit assignments, go to the Psychology Study Material section.


Virtual Tutoring
Virtual Tutoring
In-person Tutoring
In-person Tutoring
Review Session
Review Session
Textbooks & Videos
Textbooks & Videos
Food Pantry
Food Pantry

Online Learning Center

Our online learning center offers online learning resources and study materials (textbook and video collections, extra credit assignments, chapter slides, and syllabi) for the Humanities, Social Sciences, and World Languages disciplines below.