Academic Support Center

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Believing that “knowledge and understanding are formed in community” (The FPU Idea), the Academic Support Center (ASC) works in collaboration with faculty, empowering students to become well-grounded in the general education/liberal arts core before advancing to upper-division, content-specific major courses. We provide feedback to all undergraduate students in writing across the curriculum, emphasizing higher order concerns of focus and development. - ASC Mission Statement

The ASC exists to provide resources and free services to help undergraduate students achieve higher levels of academic performance at Fresno Pacific University. All of our tutors are professionally trained to work with the unique needs and talents of individual students, and to help them develop the knowledge and skills needed to become confident, independent and active learners. Underlying our services is the belief that students working with students is beneficial for everyone involved in the learning process.

Our Services

Our Hours

The following are our hours during the fall and spring semesters. For hours of operation during interim periods, please give our center a call.

Tutoring Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exam Proctoring (beginning the fourth week of the semester and without an appointment):

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CRLA Certification

All of our tutors either have or are working on various levels of certification in coordination with the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). For more information about the significance of this certification and the specifics regarding the topics and experience that CRLA requires from institutions that are qualified to certify tutors, visit the CRLA website.