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Academic Success Center

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
asc lab
Summer 2024: To continue to provide safe and accessible support, the Learning Centers will offer both virtual and in-person tutoring and support services. Check each center’s website for hours and availability. Email the Learning Centers for assistance.

News:
Accudemianew window is the scheduling system for MC learning centers. You can use Accudemianew window to make tutoring appointments, meet with a tutor in-person, online, or receive written feedback.

We are looking forward to your feedback regarding this new system, so if you run into any issues or simply want to share your opinion, please contact us.
2024 Summer Hours (May 28–August 16)

In-person:
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Virtual:
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm

To book an appointment, please visit our online scheduling system.

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

New Location: Commons, Room 110 (campus map and directions)
Phone: 240-567-3888

We offer in-person tutoring at the ASC for economics, history, psychology, political science, and sociology, and world languages as well as general research methodology. For virtual American Sign Language and world language, please click 04. American Sign Language (ASL) & World Languages and TPSS--Academic Success/Writing, Reading, & Language Centers for all languages, Political Science, Psychology, and Economics courses on Accudemia website. 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. Download Tutoring Schedule. (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)
We also offer virtual World Languages tutoring (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) to students for MC students. Students will be able to talk with faculty and peer tutors regardless of their physical locations.

Spring 2024 Workshop Schedules (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

Unless noted otherwise, all workshops will be live streamed via Zoom: https://montgomerycollege.zoom.us/my/mc.learning.center.workshops.
For more information, please email: LearningCenters@montgomerycollege.edu. Workshops made possible by the Writing, Reading, & Language Centers, Academic Success Center, Counseling, and MC Library.

  • 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.

Services Include

Virtual Tutoring
Virtual Tutoring
In-person Tutoring
In-person Tutoring
Review Session
Review Session
Workshop
Workshop
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. 

Our Social Justice Promise:

Montgomery College learning centers are committed to equity and anti-racism in policy and practice. We strive to be welcoming and affirming spaces. We believe Black lives matter and stand with our DACA and Dreamer students. We seek to ensure equal access for students with disabilities and provide a brave space for the LGBTQ+ community. We promote a growth mindset and commit to meeting students where they are.