The Academic Support Center (formerly known as the Center for Academic Excellence) embodies UNCP’s commitment to your academic success. That means that, together, our programs, offices, and resources form a comprehensive academic support network that can assist you as you find your ideal path and pursue your degree. Whether guiding you through your academic transition, helping you clarify career goals and explore majors, or providing tutoring that helps you meet the challenges of college study, the Academic Support Center is an important part of your experience at UNCP.
The Tutoring Program provides free tutoring services to all UNCP students who need further assistance in currently registered courses. We offer tutoring in all general education courses, as well as many upper-level courses.
Academic Resource Mentors (ARMs) are paraprofessionals that are assigned to serve as peer mentors for students enrolled in the course UNV 1100 - Strategies for Success. In addition to assisting with the course curriculum, ARMs address students' unique academic concerns to guide them in achieving academic excellence. ARMs focus on student growth and empower them to become self-directed learners that understand their academic responsibilities.
The Resource Learning Lab provides you with an opportunity to improve your academic readiness by utilizing computer software that improves academic skills. The Resource Learning Lab offers computer-based, self-paced tutoring in basic writing skills, from composing sentences, paragraphs, and essays, to addressing common writing problems, basic reading comprehension, and word problem dissection.
The Striving Toward Academic Recovery (STAR) Program is intended for students who are returning from an academic and/or financial aid suspension. Our goal is to assist students with getting back on track academically so that they can be successful at UNCP. The STAR Program Coordinator is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who supervises a staff consisting of graduate students enrolled in UNCP’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. STAR Program participants have the option of participating in individual sessions or group sessions; or they may request to participate in both.
The HAWK (Honing Academics With Knowledge) Alert Program is designed to identify those students who are having academic difficulty at any point in their academic career. By identifying these students, the Academic Support Center can address their needs, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success.