Academic Success Center


The Academic Success Center can help you achieve your academic goals through a variety of support programs including: appointment tutoring in several subjects; walk-in math tutoring; success coaching; study skills development; workshops; and excellent online resources. ALL NOVA students enrolled in for-credit courses may use any and all of ASC’s resources at no additional cost. Explore our website and visit our center (AA-229) for additional information on our various services and how we can best support you. Welcome to ASC!

All services offered in AA-229

Phone: 703-845-6363
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday (10 am to 6 pm)
Friday (10 am to 5 pm)

ASC’s 2018 STAR Awards

New in 2018, the Academic Success Center STAR award recognizes individuals for their outstanding efforts Sharing Time and Resources (STAR) for student success. Congratulations to three members of the ASC team who are 2018 ASC STARS:
Linda Foster
Paula Kougeas
Carol O’Shaughnessy

Read about these award recipients and other news in our May newsletter:


Tips for ASC’s Writing Center

5 Important Tips to be Successful at the ASC’s Writing Center (AA-229) as Recommended by Writing Consultant Rima Fakhry:

1. Understand the policies, services, and hours prior to your visit. Learn more by visiting our website:

2.  Come to the Writing Center at least one week before your assignment is due.

3. Bring specific questions about your assignment and bring the prompt (or, directions for the assignment) so the writing tutor/consultant has a clear understanding of the requirements.

4. Writing tutors and consultants do not proofread a student’s paper (for example: they don’t correct every grammar error). However, they give resources and make recommendations on how to improve a student’s writing.

5. The Writing Center holds a number of valuable resources such as:

  • The Bedford Handbook,
  • The Little Seagull Handbook,
  • the MLA Handbook(8th edition),
  • the APA Manual, and
  • lots of print resources

to help students with different aspects of the writing process. You may use those handbooks while you’re in the Center. In addition, you can find handouts on MLA and APA format and more!

Our team of writing consultants, tutors and administrative assistants are all here to help you explore ways to improve on your writing. We want to help you meet your assignment requirements and become better writers.

So come on in and let’s meet!