Academic Success Center


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The Academic Success Center can help you achieve your academic goals through a variety of support programs including: appointment tutoring in many subjects; walk-in math tutoring; writing help; 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 request additional information on our various services and how we can best support you. Welcome to ASC!

While NOVA works remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Academic Success Center is providing online support. For appointments, writing assistance or math assistance, click above, OR call:

Phone: 703-845-6363

OR for Math/Science Assistance Email:

OR for Writing Assistance, Email:

Hours of Operation, Remote Services Summer 2020:

Monday: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm

Questions during these hours? (703) 651-6646

Important Dates:
July 3-4 Holiday, no Services available

August 6, last day for summer semester services


Express Writing Help for NOVA Students

In Summer 2020, the ASC Writing Center is offering Express Writing Help for busy students! Papers received by 9 AM on Monday-Friday will be returned with comments that day. Papers received after 3 PM will be returned the next business day. Students also can request a writing tutoring appointment by Zoom. For Express Writing Help or an Online Writing Appointment, click on the green Google form button on the ASC blog home page.   

Writing Consultant Carol O’Shaughnessy

Dr. Schroder’s Students Create ASC Promotional Materials

Dr. Schroder, Bezawit Eshete, Izaiah McMillian, and Rosemarie Harrington

This week students who created promotional materials for the ASC received certificates of appreciation for their creative work. Nine students from Dr. Schroder’s ENG 111 and ENG 111/ENF 3 classes earned extra credit by creating fliers, posters, and TV slides for the ASC.  Earlier in the semester, these students wrote papers on the benefits of the ASC and/or ways the ASC could improve its services. As part of the assignment, students also wrote a proposal for promoting the ASC. Then the ASC selected seven of the proposals for implementation.

The finished promotional materials can be seen on bulletin boards outside the ASC (AA-229), outside the Annex (AA-234), and inside the Annex. TV slides are displayed on the TV monitor inside the ASC. Stop by to take a look at their work!

Participating students are:
Heaven Asnake
Manavi Basnet
Bezawit Eshete and Izaiah McMillian
Dayanara Garcia
Stacy Lehman and William Seo
Osman Mohamed-Said
Jacob Shapiro

ASC Celebrates the End-of-Semester & Opens for Summer

On May 10 the ASC celebrated the end of the spring semester with its customary potluck party! Check out the May newsletter for wrap-up information about the semester, including numbers of students helped and tutors who won scholarships or other awards:

ASC End-of-Semester Potluck Party

On May 20, the ASC opened for summer with new hours:  Monday – Thursday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Stop by AA-229 for walk-in MTH or writing help or to make an appointment for other subjects.

ASC Preps Students for Upcoming Job Fair

Along with our Coffee Hour Series, Evening Workshops and Online Workshops, the ASC is hosting two Campus Connections to prepare students for the upcoming Alexandria Campus Job Fair on April 5th! Both programs will be held at 1 pm in the Annex (AA-234).

March 25: Amazing Resumes and Cover Letters – Do you want to apply for a job or an internship? Are you interested in learning about the changing design, format and content expectations of resumes? Join us for a workshop that will help you update and build your resume and cover letters, facilitated by Maria Fahlsing, ASC Writing Consultant.

April 1: Networking for Success – Do you recognize the importance of networking but face difficulties in getting started? Do you have an elevator pitch prepared? Do you want to establish your career by building professional relationships? Then stop by and join us for a presentation by Dr. Meredith Aquila, Professor of Communication. 

For more information, check out the latest edition of our newsletter.

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