Learning Support Division

The Learning Support Division contains a selected schedule of college level course work as well as other specially designed courses that provide intensive study and individual guidance at a pace compatible with the student’s ability.  Tutorial assistance is provided.

The Learning Support Program serves students who need to improve their academic skills before embarking on a full-time schedule of college level courses. Students admitted to Andrew College on a conditional basis will be required to take a placement test at the beginning of their first semester. The placement index results will determine the placement of students in either Learning Support courses and/or college level courses. Students who test into Learning Support courses must be enrolled in required courses until all subject areas have been satisfied. The placement index is available on the Andrew College website.

Accuplacer Test Score Requirements

Learning Support and General Education Coursework
Students enrolled in Learning Support coursework may take college credit courses from the Learning Support General Education Course List when recommended by their academic advisor.  Students are required to take courses recommended by their advisor.

Learning Support Grading Policy

Learning Support Testing Policy

Learning Support “Attempt” Policy

Educational Tools

Interdisciplinary Writing and Reading Center (IWRC)

One component of Andrew College’s QEP is the Interdisciplinary Writing and Reading Center (IWRC). This program offers academic support to students in both writing and reading throughout all disciplines.

The mission statement for the IWRC is as follows:

  • To provide all students with the support in writing and reading that they need to build a strong foundation for excellence in all courses and their chosen discipline.
  • To provide faculty and staff with the support and professional development that they need to help students across all courses and in the disciplines.
  • To serve faculty, staff, and members of the local community, thus creating a culture of excellence in writing and reading throughout the college and the local community.

For additional information, contact Joshua Temples

Academic Support

Learning Disability Support

The mission of the Focus Program is to empower students to meet the challenges at Andrew College through the development of personal control and independence coupled with academic learning. The Focus Program facilitates the learning process for students with learning disabilities by promoting self-determination, self-advocacy, self-efficacy, and self-directed learning. We believe in “teaching students how to learn.”
As part of the Focus Program, students learn to identify their strengths and weaknesses to become problem solvers, independent thinkers and self-directed learners.

Students will learn to successfully negotiate the transition from high school to college while receiving an intensive level of support and tutoring.

Andrew College has articulation agreements with many colleges and universities which makes it easier to transfer an Associate Degree to a 4-year college or university.

Click on the links below to find out more about Andrew College Office of Disability Services and The Focus Program:

Office of Disability Services
Overview of Andrew’s Focus Program
Focus Application Form
Important Information for Focus Students
Guidelines for Accessing Accommodations
Fees Policy for the Focus Program
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Disability Services Staff:

Carol Dolberry, Director


Student Success Center

In the fall of 2010, the Department of Education awarded a Title III grant to Andrew College. Through the grant, the College has established a full service Student Success Center. The Student Success Center is open daily and offers professional tutoring for all Andrew College students. The center also utilizes a student tracking and early warning system to monitor absences and grades and refer students to the appropriate resources for academic support and guidance. The SSC assists all students who wish to improve their academic skills. This special program provides intensive study and individual guidance at a pace compatible with the student’s ability.

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Andrew College’s Academic Support programs provide a comprehensive program to student success with Upswing as part of this program. Upswing is a 24/7 tutoring service for both on-campus and online students. Upswing provides interactive learning sessions where students experience collaborative learning through real-time audio, video, chat, and a virtual whiteboard. Students can upload and share documents before and during sessions.

Academic Support Contact

Julia Williams
Student Success Center Coordinator