The Success Center (SC) is committed to providing quality programs, services, and curriculum that promote the academic success of all Highland students. The Center offers First-Year Experience Seminar, developmental communication skills courses, tutoring, and guidance and support through implementation of the American Disabilities Act.
The Success Center is located on the first floor of the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center, Building M and provides free academic support to any student enrolled in a course.
The peer-tutoring program offers individual content tutoring by students who have been recommended by Highland instructors. Peers may also function as study coaches, guiding students to find learning styles and study approaches that work for them.
Study groups and review sessions are also provided at student request. Staff members can provide students with diagnostic information about skill levels and may also assist individual students with study skills.
To make the most of the Success Center’s support services, please check the schedules listed below. Tutoring is also provided on an appointment basis. Students may call 815.599.3428 or email for information or to inquire about subjects not listed.
The Writing Center provides walk-in individualized assistance to students, no matter what the writing assignment. Located in the College’s Success Center, the Writing Center is staffed by full-time HCC English department faculty. Students are encouraged to bring in writing assignments from any class. The writing center is not open during the summer months.
Online tutoring is available by appointment only at this time.
The First-Year Experience Seminar, available to all students, facilitates successful transition to college. Courses in basic communication, college-level reading, and developmental writing and editing offer students the opportunity to raise the level of their academic skills in order to benefit from college-level instruction.