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The Academic Success Center is here to help you succeed!
  We offer a wide range of support services for the CIU student community, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as accommodations for students with special needs.
*New* 2/17 How to write a literary analysis paper by our very own Rachel Hust
See below for pdf!
  • Click here to schedule an appointment with a tutor. On right side of the page, click on "Reserve a librarian or tutor."
    • Tutoring location: *New* -- 2nd floor, Fleece Library


  • Click here to schedule an exam in the ASC.
    • Testing center location: 2nd floor, Fleece Library
  • To make an appointment with the ASC director, click here.
    • Office location: 2nd floor,  Fleece Library 

For everyone: Student Success Workshops

  • Lead by our ASC tutors
  • Wednesdays, 12-1pm
  • McKey Dining Room
  • Every Wednesday except Prayer Days and Spring Break
    • Topics:
      • Time Management
      • In Class Study Skills
      • Out of Class Study Skills
      • Test Preparation


Our tutors are pictured below (left to right):

Back row:  Josh Hunter, Micah McCoy -- Front row: Rachel Sturgill, Joy Law, Rachel Joung, Rachel Hust



Hours and Contact Information

 Office Hours
(Fleece Library, Second Floor)
Fall/Spring Semesters:
 Monday-Friday -- 9:00 am - 11:00 am
and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Tutoring Hours
(New: Spring 2017 -- Library Study Rooms, 2nd level)
Fall/Spring Semesters:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
2:00-5:00pm & 6:00-9:00pm
 Christmas Break (12/10/17-1/8/17)
No tutoring hours
While we will try to accommodate walk-ins when possible, scheduling appointments with the Library circulation assistant is strongly recommended
(803-807-5110 or click here for "Library Guides" Reserve a Tutor).

Study and Discussion Groups

The "How To" Study Group -- this study group teaches you specific strategies for study and preparing for exams.  Group leaders are knowledgeable about core classes and can give you course specific strategies for academic success.
    Discussion groups -- Offered for a variety of courses that are process oriented and where learners benefit from discussion to master course material.
 *Discussion group topics vary from semester to semester, depending on the course offerings. Check out the online and posted schedules for specific offerings each semester.


Tutoring services are available to ALL CIU students, undergraduate and graduate.  Tutors are available for scheduling, reviewing papers, test preparation, projects, etc.  If you need academic support, the tutors are the best place to turn.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is an individual weekly appointment with a coach.  Coaching sessions can focus on accountability, academic needs, time management, etc.  Coaching appointments are arranged through the Academic Success Center.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

CIU provides accommodations according to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for students with documented disabilities.  Students who believe they would qualify and would like to apply for accommodations should contact the Academic Success Center.  Follow the link to the Disability Resources for additional information.

ASC Staff


Mrs. Lanpher has a B.A. from The King's College in NY, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida.  

A native New Yorker, she and her husband have served in Minnesota, Manila and Florida before coming to CIU in 2011.

You can contact her at
Favorite Quote:"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." -- Jim Elliott
ASC Assistant

                          RebekaLewis hails from Charleston, SC and has completed a degree in Intercultural Studies and Bible at CIU. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts-TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) program.

Favorite quote: “If I look in I'll be discouraged. If I look around I'll be distracted. If I look at Jesus I shall have peace.” –E. Stanley Jones

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