The Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center is committed to providing academic programs and services that promote the development and academic success of all Wesleyan College students. The center is located on the ground floor of The Lucy Lester Willet Memorial Library.

Students in the ARC center in the library.


The Academic Resource Center offers a range of academic activities to support student success. To find out more about any of the programs and services listed below please contact us by email at or by phone at (478) 757-2848.

  • Academic Advising and Planning PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
  • New Student Placements
  • PATH (Pioneering Approaches to Thinking)
  • First Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Academic Success Skill Building and Workshops
  • Academic Counseling
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is available to students who would like help improving their writing skills in general or enhancing a piece of writing in particular.

How it works 
The Writing Center is a drop-in tutoring service. It's best to arrive at the start of a shift to reserve an open session during that shift. You may also stop by during regular Library hours to plan ahead and reserve a session up to a week in advance. Ask at the main ARC Desk for the Writing Center Sign-Up binder. Individual tutorial sessions average 40 minutes.

  • Bring all assignments, writing prompts and readings with you to your session.
  • It's best for you and the tutors to work with printed hard copies of your paper drafts. There are printers in the Library.
  • Ask tutors to help you with all stages of the writing process, including understanding prompts, brainstorming ideas, outlining papers, revising drafts and checking citations. 
  • Request a Tutorial Overview Form to show your professors that you've been putting extra time and effort into your writing!
The Testing Center

The Academic Resource Center provides proctoring services for computer and paper-based exams. The staff work directly with faculty to obtain testing material and determine a schedule.

The testing center is committed to providing high quality support services to our students and faculty. Located on the ground floor of the Willet Library we provide a proctored, secure, quiet, relaxing environment for test takers.

Testing Center Policies for Students
  • A valid photo ID is required for admission into the testing center. This would include a Wesleyan ID card, current driver’s license, military identification, or passport.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing center. This includes hats or clothing with attached hoods, outerwear of any type (jackets, coats, etc.), cell phones, or any other smart devices. You are responsible for securing your belongings. Lockers are available.
  • You are only allowed to have items on their desk that are permitted by their instructor.
  • All scratch paper must be returned to the proctor before leaving the testing room (unless otherwise noted in the testing instructions)
  • You may not communicate with anyone (other than your proctor) during testing.
  • Once you begin testing you may not leave the Testing Center for any reason. This includes bathroom breaks.
  • You are prohibited from toggling between internet browers, screens, or tabs during testing. You must remain on your testing screen at all times.
  • If you experience technical issues during your exam you must notify the proctor immediately so it can be documented and your instructor can be properly notified.
  • The Testing Center staff may interrupt or end a student’s exam if there are questions that need to be addressed with the student or with the instructor.
  • Children are not allowed in the testing room. There are no childcare facilities in the Academic Resource Center, and children in the waiting area are to be attended at all times.
  • Wesleyan Testing Center staff is authorized to dismiss you from a test session for violation of any test center policies, misconduct, or cheating.
  • Any violation to the Testing Center policy or the Wesleyan College code of conduct will be reported to your instructor.

Proctoring services for non-Wesleyan students are available. Please contact us at to discuss the schedule.

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The Tutoring Center
Tutoring is available for all registered Wesleyan College undergraduate students.

The goal of tutoring is to supplement the work accomplished in the classroom. Current students who have achieved success in a class or subject matter are trained to assist their peers in learning concepts and developing study skills in this area. Tutoring can take place on an individual basis or in small groups.

Tutoring is not only recommended when a student has a question about course content, but also throughout the studying and exam preparation process.

Tutors are prepared to assist students by utilizing academic success strategies such as reviewing class materials, discussing past tests, working on sample problems, and preparing for exams. This in turn helps the student deepen her understanding of the material and strengthens her ability to demonstrate her knowledge.

The Academic Resource Center provides free academic counseling and tutoring for students who seek to improve understanding of course content and academic success skills. Group workshops and individual sessions are available throughout the academic year. Students may set up an appointment with a peer tutor or with the Director of the Academic Resource Center. The director offers confidential counseling with individual students for academic issues. Tutoring schedules are revised each semester and posted in the center. In addition, during the fall semester the Director offers weekly study skill sessions designed to help students at Wesleyan College excel academically.

Tutoring can take place at any location on campus that is conducive to learning.

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Laura Harness '19
Career Peer Mentor

I loved my experience as a CPM because not only was I been able to work with other students on their career development, but I grew exponentially in my own development

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Disabilty Services

Wesleyan College offers assistance for students with disabilty needs. If a student with a disability wishes to receive an accommodation, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the Director of Disability and Advocacy Services and request an accommodation by completing the Disability Services Request Form.


By focusing on peer-mentoring and first year workshops such as academic advising, study skills, time management, 4 year plan and class registration, we are preparing students to be successful throughout their college experience. The Academic Resource Center offers programming such as Major Exploration Day, First Gen-Day and collaborates with other on campus departments to increase and promote academic enthusiasm. Students are inspired and motivated to achieve post-secondary success both inside and outside of the classrooms.


-Ken Blair, director of first year experience



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Helen Carter
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