Academic Success Center (ASC)

ASC Mission Statement

The mission of the Academic Success Center (ASC) of the University of Dubuque is to assist students to become self-determined, motivated, and independent learners.  The ASC aims to enhance students’ learning strategies to be successful in the classroom and in professional life.  In doing this, our staff takes a proactive approach to encourage students, faculty and staff to develop the whole person and help reach students’ academic and life goals.

ASC Goals:

  • Provide instruction and services that will support students in the development of skills to promote academic excellence
  • Promote academic success through strategic use of resources
  • Increase student retention and graduation rates
  • Create an environment that will foster creative, collaborative learning 

Services include the following:

  • Academic Recovery Services
  • Bridge Learning Lab
  • Disability Services
  • Testing Services
  • TRIO/Student Support Services
  • BE SMART Tutoring (Business, Economics, Science, Mathematics, Aviation Regulations, and Technology)
  • Writing Center

Hours & Location

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is located on the second floor of the Charles C. Myers Library.

ASC Hours - August 3rd through September 1st

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Regular Fall Hours, beginning September 2nd

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 563.589.3262. 

ASC Online Scheduling for Tutoring and Writing Consultations

The ASC uses a web-based appointment scheduling system for tutoring and for writing consultations. This system, known as WCOnline, allows students to view ASC tutor/consultant schedules and to make appointments at the students’ convenience. More detailed instructions can be found on the BE SMART Tutoring or Writing Center webpages, but to get started you can register for an account by going to Once you have registered on your first visit, you only need to provide your UD e-mail address and WCOnline password to sign in to view our schedules.

Please Note: Students may still drop in to the ASC to receive assistance without an appointment, but tutor availability is not guaranteed. If you need assistance in a specific subject area not listed on our online schedule (sociology, religion, etc.), please e-mail James Drury, Assistant Director of the ASC, at or call the ASC at 563.589.3262. We will always try to find a suitable tutor but we cannot guarantee that one will be available.