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Learning Commons

Welcome to the Academic Success Center!
(Formerly Learning Commons)

The Academic Success Center, through its resources and opportunities, empowers students to pursue academic excellence. By improving learning strategies, by engaging a diverse body of students, and by collaborating with academic and student life, the ASC promotes student development and achievement.
The Academic Success Center will create collaborative academic programs that promote student success, access, inclusivity, and engaged learning. We will provide academic support in a safe environment with trained peer consultants to promote student persistence, retention, and completion. The ASC will achieve national recognition as a standard-bearer program for learning assistance.

Message from the Director


Welcome to CWU Academic Success Center. Our team is committed and motivated to create opportunities for students to experience academic success. We are very proud to be a nationally certified CRLA program and strive for continual improvement of services. We are especially proud that students who seek our services have greater success in the classroom, both in GPA and in pass rates. We in the ASC work hard to make sure our core values are reflected in everything we do. We welcome feedback and encourage you to use all of the resources that are available to you through our department.

--Katie Boswell, Director,
National Certified Learning Center Professional, Level 3
President-Elect, College Reading and Learning Association Northwest


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The ASC provides tutoring, academic coaching, and development education. Tutoring is available in a variety of formats, including the University Math Center, the University Writing Center, PALs (support for historically difficult courses), and online tutoring. All students are welcome to avail themselves of any of these free tutoring services offered.

The ASC also oversees all developmental education at Central Washington University. This includes Transitional English (ENG 100T) and Developmental Math (MATH 100A, 100B, 100C). If you have questions about Developmental Education at CWU, please contact

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Academic Success Center
Library 190
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1270, M/S 7554

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