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Academic Support Services

Academic Computing Labs

The University provides a range of computing resources to faculty, staff and students. In addition to several departmental labs on campus, there is an open lab with fully-networked Windows PCs available on the third floor of the Learning Resources Center (LRC). For more information, please visit University Technology Services website or call 508-929-8856.

Academic Success Center
Administration Building, Room 130

The Academic Success Center focuses on:

  • Advising
  • Placement testing
  • Tutoring for all academic subjects

Math Labs

Sullivan, Room 143



We have two math labs in the Sullivan Academic Center. The principle lab, housed in the Mathematics Department (Sullivan Room 143), is staffed with a supervisor and peer tutors with day and evening hours (Monday through Friday). Its main function is to offer students, who have not received a passing score on the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test, resources for skill development. Another attempt to pass Accuplacer occurs after successful completion of a series of tests offered on-line.


This lab offers tutoring on a walk-in basis and houses the mathematics library as well as tutorial software. Any student in need of refreshing their mathematics skills may use this lab which has both a wireless network connection for lap-top users and several desktop computer stations.


Spanish Clinic

Sullivan, Room 141


The Spanish Clinic offers free tutoring services. Selected upper-level Spanish majors are trained to tutor currently-enrolled Spanish students of all levels. Appointments are not necessary, and students can enhance their listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural skills in the clinic. For further questions, please contact Guillermina Elissondo at The Fall 2013 schedule is:


Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Writing Center

Sullivan, Room 306



Matthew Ortoleva, Director


Our Writing Center is staffed by graduate assistants and peer tutors. The offerings include individual writing tutorials for undergraduate and graduate students; reference material and workshops to help candidates prepare for the Massachusetts Teacher Test; writing across the curriculum resource material for Worcester State University faculty; and online tutorials for a wide range of technology-based subjects.


The Writing Center is fully connected to the campus network and the World Wide Web. The Worcester State University OWL (Online Writing Lab), the Writing Center's online community, hosts a varied collection of reference materials useful for both the academic and business writer. In addition, faculty, students, and members of the greater Worcester community can take advantage of the Writing Center's virtual classroom, where assignments and writing samples can be submitted online for feedback and support. Users who cannot attend a session at the Writing Center can chat online with a member of its staff, and email requests are normally processed within three working days.


Sessions with Writing Center staff can be arranged on an appointment, drop-in, or online basis, and all services are offered at no charge.

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