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.


Academic Success Center  

Office Hours

Fall 2021: Mon-Fri

9am – 11am, 1pm – 4pm


The mission of the Academic Success Center is to promote student learning and to provide access and comprehensive support for students as they pursue their academic goals. Our mission is carried out through services such as tutoring, teaching, mentoring, accommodating, and test proctoring as we partner with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Peer Tutoring 
    • Free peer tutoring is available for all CIU students (in person or online)
      • Directions: click here to schedule an appointment with a tutor. Click on "Reserve a tutor."


Other appointments:

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

For everyone: Mango Workshops

  • On-Demand
    • Topics:
      • Owning Your Academic Success
      • How to Take a Test
      • Notetaking
      • Personal Finances
      • Secrets of the Library
      • Writing an Argument
      • How to Read a Textbook
      • Managing your Time
      • Writing Well / Citations

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring services are available to ALL CIU students, undergraduate and graduate, free of cost.  The purpose of Peer Tutors is to help students reach their academic potential to improve their academic performance in order to become independent learners. If you want to improve your grades, tutors are a great way to start!
Peer Tutors will be available for different courses and areas of expertise. The Academic Success Center is providing virtual and face-to-face options for tutoring. Click here to find the right Peer Tutor.

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 here 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.  

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

Favorite Quote:"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." -- Jim Elliott
ASC Assistant Director  
  Marlo Brayboy, originally from Manning, South Carolina, lives in Lexington with his wife. Marlo is retired Army. He completed his Bachelors in Bible and General Studies, Master's in Ministry Studies and currently pursuing his doctorate in Ministerial Leadership. All from CIU.

Favorite quote: "The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith." -Billy Graham


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