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Academic Assistance

The following Tutoring and Academic Assistance Locations can provide you with tutoring and academic assistance. Please choose a link for additional details. 


Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) 

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is a student success center specifically for the College of Health and Human Services. The mission of ACE is to provide resources to students in the College of Health and Human Services that will help them attain their educational, career and life goals. This mission is fulfilled through improved academic advising, technology assistance, and career exploration.

Chemistry Lab

The Chemistry Lab is located in Thompson Complex Central Wing (TCCW) Room 125B. Please contact the Chemistry Lab for additional information at (270) 745-3457.

Computer Science Lab

The Computer Science Lab is located in Thompson Complex Central Wing (TCCW) Room 125A. Please contact lab employees at cstutor@wku.edu.

Educational Resource Center (ERC)

The Educational Resources Center (also known as the ERC or Ed Center) is a campus branch library that supports the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, with significant resources for the School of Teacher Education. The ERC is located in GRH 1073.

History Success Center

The History Success Center offers homework assistance and paper reviewing for students in any history course. The History Success Center is located in CH 202. Call 270-745-3841 for any questions about hours and services.

Learning Assistance Center (LAC)

The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) is located on South Campus in Room 234.  For more information, contact (270) 780-2536.

Literacy Center

 The Literacy Center serves students who come to the university unprepared to read and study at the college level.

Math Tutoring Lab

The Math Tutoring Lab is located in College High Hall (COHH) Room 2124 to provide free tutoring to students taking classes in the Mathematics Department, especially those taking general education mathematics courses. 

Math Testing Center

The Mathematics Department also provides a Math Testing Center in COHH 2126 for student to take their online MATH 116 College Algebra exams and to retake Math Placement Exams, if eligible, in a proctored environment. 

Modern Languages Media Center

The Modern Languages Media Center is located in the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center (FAC) Room 252. It offers free tutoring in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.

Physics Help Center

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western Kentucky University offers a Physics Help Center. The Help Center is presently located in TCCW 125B. The purpose of this center is to help students with concepts and problem solving skills in the following introductory physics courses:

  • College Physics I (201) and II (202)
  • Biophysics I (231) and II (332)
  • University Physics I (255), University Physics II (265)

Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC)

Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC), formerly Student Disability Services, coordinates services and accommodations for students with documented disabilities. For more information contact (270) 745-5004 or stop by DSU 1074.

Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services (SSS) is located in Jones Jaggers Hall (JJH) Room 132. This program provides comprehensive continuing academic assistance for 225 undergraduate students with academic potential. Specifically, a student must meet certain financial guidelines and/or be from a family where neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree or is a student with a documented disability. All services are free of charge to qualifying students. Students seeking assistance who have yet to achieve junior standing can determine their eligibility and apply for services at the program offices or call (270) 745-4308.

Student Technology Centers

Western Kentucky University provides Student Technology Centers (open computer labs for all students) at convenient locations across the university. In addition to six locations on the main campus, there is also one Student Technology Center (STC) at each regional campus location, and another at the South Campus. STC labs are equipped with the latest hardware, software, scanners, and laser printing.


Technology Resource Center (TRC)

The Technology Resource Center (TRC) is a hands-on digital media facility for students, faculty and staff, located in Mass Media and Technology Hall, room 257. Specialized equipment and software are available, along with a knowledgeable support staff. The TRC provides resources to develop multimedia projects for course work. Appointments are highly recommended, call (270) 745-3755 to schedule.  To access the equipment reservation system, click the following link: https://apps.wku.edu/trc

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers helpful feedback on any kind of writing by working with students to help them improve themselves and become better writers. The Writing Center is located in Cherry Hall (CH) Room 123. Students of all levels are welcome. Contact the Writing Center at (270) 745-5719 or writingcenter@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 9/14/18