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Academic Success Center


About the Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center, located on the fourth floor of Thompson Clark Hall, is committed to helping all Westminster students realize their academic potential. Our center provides individual and group tutoring, writing support, peer success coaching, guidance for exploratory majors and general academic advising. The center is guided by an advisory board made up of faculty and administrators.

Our Peer Tutoring Services offer academic support in a variety of settings. Students can drop in to the center for peer tutoring during lunch Monday through Thursday, or from 7-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. You can also make one-on-one appointments with Peer Tutors who have expertise in a specific subject at your convenience using the “Book Appointment” button above.

Additionally, our Peer Success Coach Program provides one-on-one support for first-year students through Orientation and in Westminster 101, a required first year transition course taken in the fall semester. Peer Success Coaches help first year students identify barriers to academic success, develop individualized short- and long-term goals, share strategies for success related to issues like time management and study skills, and they connect students to resources on campus.


Drop-in Tutoring

Monday and Wednesday:
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 Book Appointment

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Ask a Question



Peer Tutoring Services

Academic Success Center Peer Tutors are a select group of Westminster College students who foster improved academic performance. Working one-on-one and in small groups with fellow students, Peer Tutors support – but don’t replace – lecture, lab and office hours by assisting with homework, projects and assignments. Peer Tutors also empower their peers by teaching them academic skills and strategies that will allow them to gain independence as a learner.

  Student Peer Tutoring Agreement

Drop-In Tutoring

Peer Tutors in a variety of subjects are available in the Academic Success Center at lunch, Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Drop-in tutoring is also available Sunday through Thursday nights, from 7-9 p.m. Drop-in tutoring is available the second week of the semester through the final week of classes, and is closed for all school holidays and breaks.

  Tutoring Schedule

Appointment Tutoring

Make an individual appointment with a Peer Tutor based upon your availability by using the link below to our Accudemia appointment scheduling system. Login using your Westminster credentials, click on the blue "New Appointment," and use your current course schedule to find tutors who support those classes. All appointments must be made 12 hours in advance.

  Book Appointment

How to Book a Tutoring Appointment:


Study and Testing Rooms

Need a quiet place to study, work on a group project or take a test? Visit one of our five study rooms on the fourth floor of Thompson-Clark Hall. Equipped with dry erase boards, comfy chairs and electrical outlets, these small rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Peer Success Coaches

Peer Success Coaches at Westminster College work in conjunction with the Academic Success Center, the First Year Program and the Office of Student Affairs in order to help students adjust to the rigors of college life and to maximize their potential for academic success.

Working through Westminster 101 classes and in one-on-one meetings, the Peer Success Coaches collaborate with students to identify barriers to academic success and to develop individualized short- and long-term goals that will help them overcome those challenges. Further, Peer Success Coaches share strategies for success related to issues like time management, study skills, and exam preparation, and they also connect students to campus resources like faculty members, advisors, tutors and counselors.

Additional Coaching Support

If you’re not in a Westminster 101 class, but believe you would benefit from the kind of support and accountability that Peer Success Coaches offer, help is still available! Contact Jessica Shelenberger at or at (724) 946-6700 to schedule an appointment.


Disability Resources

The Disability Resources Office, located in the Academic Success Center on the fourth floor of Thompson-Clark Hall, collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to promote advocacy and awareness of disability issues, and to facilitate access solutions for environmental and curricular barriers. Our mission is to ensure that all students at Westminster participate in a useable, equitable, inclusive, and rigorous learning environment. Students with diagnosed or suspected disabilities, who are experiencing boundaries to fully accessing campus grounds and facilities, classes and assignments, or campus events, should contact the Disability Resource Office to see what options may be available to them. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a visit, please contact Faith Craig, Disability Resources Director, at or at (724) 946-6140.

  Disability Resources Page


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Contact Us!

Jessica P. Shelenberger

Jessica P. Shelenberger

Director of the Academic Success Center
Faith A. Craig

Faith A. Craig

Director of Disability Resources

Ariel L. Junkin

Ariel L. Junkin

Peer Tutor Coordinator