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The Academic Success Center

About the Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center is where learning communities can form. Attend a study skills seminar, enjoy the quiet of our Quiet Study Room, work with our tutors, or learn more about the Accessibility Resources Office. However you prefer to study, we have a space for you. We have many tools here at the Academic Success Center, all of which are designed to support your goal to graduate and be successful. Let us help you succeed.

Free Tutoring

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Struggling to manage the learning demands of a course? Or simply want to talk with another student who has done well in that class? We have a tutor who can help! We recommend tutoring for all students who want more assistance and/or enrichment in their courses.

Tutoring can look different based on your needs. We offer all the following formats and recommend an appointment if you wish to guarantee a time with your tutor.

  • Group tutoring at scheduled times
  • Walk-in tutoring
  • Natural Resources Lab and Field tutoring
  • Virtual tutoring for remote learners

 Accessibility Resources Office

The Accessibility Resources Office is dedicated to serving the various needs of individuals with disabilities and is committed to promoting their full participation in college life. Accessibility services are provided for students with permanent, chronic or temporary conditions.

In conformance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Hocking College will make reasonable modifications to its practices and will provide certain individualized services and accommodations as needed to assure nondiscrimination on the basis of disability. Students or applicants for admission who would like to request disability-related services and accommodations are encouraged to meet with the Accessibility Resources Office specialists.

Individualized Accommodations may include:

  • Testing accommodations such as oral testing, quiet testing room, extended time tests and scribed tests
  • Animals on campus including emotional support animals (ESA) and service animals
  • Referral to appropriate internal agencies such as the Counseling Center.
  • Advising and/or counseling with priority scheduling to ensure classes and times meet the needs of students
  • Acting as a liaison with community agencies and professionals who service the student with disabilities to ensure comprehensive services
Hocking College supports you in your right to file a grievance when you believe you have been denied equal access in the form of appropriate accommodations, modifications, auxiliary aids or effective communication or suffered discriminatory harassment as described in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, or the Ohio Administrative Code 4112-5-09: Discrimination against persons with disabilities in institutions of higher education.

TRIO Student Support Services at Hocking College

The mission of the Trio Student Support Services program at Hocking College is to provide student-centered support, thus increasing persistence, retention, and graduation rates to individuals who are first-generation and/or low-income and who might not otherwise have the opportunity or personal support to complete post-secondary education. Download the TRiO Student Support Services application here. We can help you with the following:

  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring (Peer and Professional)
  • Educational Counseling to improve Financial Literacy
  • Information and Assistance in applying for the FASFA
  • Transfer Assistance and Advising
  • Career Exploration and Preparation
  • Student Development Workshops

Students who are interested in TRiO Services can contact TRiO Director, Molly Watson, at watsonm10970@hocking.edu or by phone at 740-753-7159.

View TRiO's most recent Student Support Services newsletter.

Funding for Trio staff and services is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.


Accessibility Resources

  • Who do I contact to learn more about Accessibility Resources?
    • Erin Bowald - Director of Academic Support & Disability Services | 740-753-7103 bowalde@hocking.edu
  • I had an IEP or 504 plan in high school. Will I automatically receive accommodations at Hocking College?
    No. Once you graduate from high school, your high school special education program and accommodations end. However, you may request accommodations at the college level.  Please contact Accessibility Resources at 740-753-7104 for more information.
  • I’m not sure if I have a disability, but I am having difficulty in my classes. Can you help me?
    Accessibility Services may be able to help you. Please call us at 740-753-7104 to set up an appointment. We can discuss your difficulties and assist you in using our program or other campus and community resources.
  • Do I have to register with Accessibility Resources if I have a disability?
    Students with disabilities are not required to register with Accessibility Resources.  However, students with disabilities are encouraged to meet with Accessibility Resources to discuss the need for accommodations. Even if students believes that they will not need accommodations, it may be to their advantage to discuss the options and arrange for approval for accommodations should they need them at a later time. However, the decision is with the student about whether or not to self-identify as a student with a disability.
  • What documentation is required to qualify for accommodations?
    Students need to provide current documentation, from a qualified professional that names the disability, describes the functional limitations of that disability, and includes recommendations for accommodations in the college setting.
  • What accommodations are available?
    Accommodations are intended to level the playing field by removing barriers posed by a disability. Appropriate accommodations must be determined based on a student's disability, documentation, and individual needs and must not lower or substantially modify essential course requirements. All accommodations provided are based on each student's unique needs.

The most commonly approved test accommodations include:

  • Extended testing time
  • Tests administered in a distraction-reduced setting
  • Test questions read aloud
  • Use of word processors for essay questions

Academic accommodations may include:

  • Assistance with note-taking
  • Textbooks in alternative format/Assistive technology
  • Accommodated or preferential seating
  • Recording of lectures
  • Sign language interpreters

Library and Tutoring

  • What are the Library's hours (Fall/Spring)?
    *  Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
     * Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
     * Saturday and Sunday: Noon-5 p.m
  • What are the Library's Summer hours?
        * Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • How do I get a tutor/How do I sign up for tutoring?
    Tutoring schedules are available above. We recommend that you make an appointment using the Microsoft Bookings link, above, or by calling the library (740-753-6338) if you want to guarantee at tutor's availability.
  • Where do I meet with a tutor?
    It depends on the subject/class. The location for tutoring is indicated for each day and time for that class/subject on the schedule above.
  • How much does tutoring cost?
    All tutoring supported by the ASC is free for all Hocking College students. 
  • Who do I contact if I have questions about tutoring?
    Contact Director of Academic Support, Erin Bowald, at 740-753-7103, or library@hocking.edu.


  • What is the Trio Student Support Services (SSS) program?
    TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student support programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. TRiO provides academic support and advising (academic, educational and financial) services to qualifying participants. 
  • How can you qualify for the TRiO Student Support Services program?
    If a student is Pell eligible and/or a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree), then he/she can apply for the program. Degree seeking students (those planning to complete a degree at Hocking College) who have some academic need and yet are capable of obtaining a degree with assistance are eligible to participate in the program. Students may be admitted upon completing an Intake process and being determined as eligible and appropriate to participate by the director of the program.
  • What services does TRiO offer?
    TRiO provides academic tutoring, advice and assistance in post-secondary course selection, staff members provide information on both the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits and resources for locating public and private scholarships and provides assistance in completing financial aid applications. TRiO also provides education or counseling services that are designed to improve the financial and economic literacy. TRiO assists students enrolled in two-­year institutions and applying for admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in four­-year programs.
  • What are the TRiO requirements to be a participant?
    • Come to the TRiO lab 2 hours per week
    • Meet with your TRiO Advisor weekly
    • Complete a Mid-Term Meeting with your Advisor
    • Do a Student Developmental Workshop
    • Complete your schedule for the following semester
  • Does TRiO provide financial assistance?
    Some Trio programs provide Grant Aid to students and Trio SSS at Hocking College is one of them! If students have completed all of the TRiO requirements during fall semester and are in good academic standing, they are eligible to apply for the TRiO Grant which is administered spring semester. These funds are designated for reducing student loans and are dependent upon financial aid formula. Not all student who applied are awarded.

Testing Center

  • What are the hours of the Testing Center?
    Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • How do I register to take a test in the Testing Center?
    Online tests are walk in.  Be sure to allow enough time to complete the test by closing time. Make-up tests are arranged with your instructor and can be taken on a walk in basis. Standardized tests such as HESI, TEAS and ACE are scheduled through the testing firm or coordinating agency.
  • Can I listen to music?
    Not during a test.
  • Can I use my laptop for testing?
    Only with the approval of your instructor.

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