Washington Colleges offers students academic assistance through on-campus offices and centers including the Writing Center, the Quantitative Skills Center, the Office of Academic Skills, Disability Services, the Office of English Language Learning, and an extensive collection of books and multimedia in the Clifton Miller Library.
On-Campus Academic Assistance
In addition to assistance with writing assignments, tutors can also help you prepare for oral presentations. Visit the Writing Center to learn more about the services tutors offer and to schedule a tutoring appointment.
The Office of Academic Skills (OAS) is available to help all students succeed academically
in their classes. If you do not know how to approach studying for a course, if you
have time management problems, or if you feel your skills are not that good, the Academic
Resources Coordinator will meet with you and help you with any problems relating to
This office can also help you find a peer tutor in any of your courses. The OAS is located in Miller Library.
The Quantitative Skills Center (QSC) is located on the main floor of Miller Library. If you have any math courses, the peer tutors who work in the center will be able to help you.
The Disability Services Office provides disability access information, support, and accommodations for individuals with disabilities on campus. The staff mission is to ensure that all students, employees, and visitors have equal access to programs and services available at Washington College.
Clifton Miller Library supports students’ learning by providing a collection of academic resources in a variety of formats: print and electronic books and journals, CDs, DVDs, online databases, etc. A team of competent and highly qualified librarians is on hand to help you with all of your research needs. They will work with you one-on-one to help you find the most appropriate sources for your assignment. If Miller Library does not have the books or articles you want, you can request them through inter-library loan fom other libraries. Also, computing and printing services are available on the main floor.
The Bookstore is located on the 1st floor of Casey Academic Center. You can purchase your textbooks; Washington College imprinted supplies, stationary, books, gifts, drinks & snacks, and computer accessories. All purchases can be charged to your ID, so long as you have added the appropriate funds to your ManagemyID account. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Textbooks are relatively expensive in the U.S., depending on the courses you have selected. The price for your textbooks for a semester can vary from $150 to $600. Because of that, many students opt to buy used books from students who took the course earlier. If you choose to do this, make sure that the edition of the book is the one required by the professor.
You can also buy your textbooks online through Amazon or EBay, but as the Bookstore is part of the national bookstore chain Barnes & Noble, the prices for new books will be competitive. If you buy books on-line make sure you have them in time to complete your assignments at the beginning of the semester.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers the Washington College community many different public computing facilities in convenient locations across campus. Students can also purchase software such as Microsoft Office(TM) and computers at reduced prices.
For specific information about hardware or software, please contact the Help Desk.