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We have resources on campus that are built to support our students: from academic success to accessibility services, we have you covered.


Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center is located on the ground floor of the Mary F. Shipper Library. It is a center designed to support students of Potomac State College. The ASC offers a welcoming atmosphere with helpful staff, and the goal is to help students succeed.

The Academic Success Center will be conducting tutoring with both virtual and in person sessions available — students can stop in to the Academic Success Center, email  JRJones@mail.wvu.edu, or call  304-788-7144 to request an appointment. Alternatively, students can  schedule an appointment online


Student Lingo

We have a resource that can help! 

WVU has a new program called StudentLingo that includes online workshops. The workshops are relatively short and you can access them anytime and anywhere that you have internet access.  Some of your instructors may even require or recommend that you do some of these workshops.   

Each of the 50 workshops will focus on a different topic such as stress management, math anxiety, time management, and learning strategies that can help launch you to success.  At the end, make sure to download the action plan. Each action plan is designed to help you reflect on what you learned in the workshop and decide how to use the information to step up your academic game.  

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Placement Testing

An integral part of your academic success will be starting in the right courses – taking the correct Math and English courses in your freshman year can affect your entire college experience. Placement is the way we decide which courses are best for you. Placement is based on:

  • your ACT/SAT scores 
  • placement assessments 
  • successful completion of prerequisite courses 
  •  If you choose a major that has a foreign language requirement, you have the option of taking the Spanish Placement test
The Writing Center offers students help with writing in any subject, at any stage of the writing process.  
Whether it's a personal narrative for your English class, a lab report for your chemistry class, or a presentation for your psychology class, our professional writing tutors are available to help you learn strategies to communicate your ideas clearly, structure your thoughts effectively, and present your work professionally.

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

West Virginia University Potomac State College is committed to the principle that all people should have access to the benefits of the College. This can be upheld only in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, where the basic concepts and principles of social justice are honored. Students, faculty, staff, administrators, and stakeholders share in the responsibility and the benefits of an effective commitment to social justice values.

Mental Health and Counseling Services

The Mental Health and Counseling Services Center offers individual and group therapy as well as across campus programs, activities and initiatives which seek to promote mental health awareness and de-stigmatize mental illness.

Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is dedicated to enhancing the education opportunities for students with temporary and permanent disabilities at West Virginia University and all of its campuses. To ensure access to University programs, specialists work individually with students to help them achieve academic success.

Our website at  http://accessibilityservices.wvu.edu contains a link to register for services online.

To contact the Potomac State College Accessibility Specialist, please email Mary Connor at  mcconnor@mail.wvu.edu, or call 304-788-7405. Her office is located in the Mary F. Shipper Library on the first-floor room 106A. You may also email  access2@mail.wvu.edu for information and questions.