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Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center’s (ASC) purpose is to provide support services for students of all abilities, but especially for those who need assistance making the transition to higher education. We are committed to enhancing students’ academic potential through peer tutoring, learning skills instruction, and academic advising. Our goal is to coach students toward reaching their academic goals by building self-advocacy and self-awareness skills so that they can achieve academic success.

Tutoring Services

Graduate students at the Martinsburg Center who require special assistance with a particular subject should contact the course instructor and graduate program coordinator, who in conjunction with the Dean of Graduate Studies will arrange for assistance from the course instructor, a peer tutor, or other outside tutor. Please note that this service may involve additional fees.

Undergraduate students at the Martinsburg Center students should see their academic advisor as the starting point for services. In addition, undergraduate students have access to additional resources available through the Academic Support Center web pages located at The services include the following:

Writing Resources


Additional Services

GPA Support

Campus Resources

The Academic Support Center is located in the Howard N. Carper, Jr., Learning Commons in 103 Scarborough Library. They may be reached at 304-876-5221. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Disability Support Services (DSS)

Disability Support Services (DSS) at Shepherd University facilitates equitable access for every student who self-identifies as having one or more disabilities. Students requesting any disability related accommodation should contact the Director of Disability Support Services in Gardiner, Lower level, in G-13 and G-21, or by calling 304-876-5689. This includes students with disabilities who require academic accommodations, students requesting specific housing accommodations for health-related reasons, and all other disability accommodations.

The director will have appointments available at the Martinsburg Center on Tuesday afternoons. Appointments may be scheduled by using the appropriate form(s) found here:

Contact information may be found on the contact web page:

Accommodation letters from the DSS office must be provided to instructors in order to receive accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive; however, students decide in which classes they will use their approved accommodations. For further information please see: