Student Success Resources

SCC's Success Centers encompass a variety of services and programs to support students in their academic endeavors. From college placement assessment to instruction, tutoring and more, our staff and faculty are committed to helping students achieve their goals.

The Success Center is located in Room 206 on the Keokuk campus and Room 513 on the West Burlington campus. Students are welcome to study in both centers. The Keokuk center also includes computers and a private room for group study.

Disability Accommodations
Our staff members coordinate services that ensure a fair learning environment for individuals with documented disabilities.

Our instructors teach fundamental and college level courses for students to build foundational skills in areas of math, science, English and study skills.

Academic Achievement Center
Professional tutors are available during the week to assist students with English and math subjects. Peer tutors are available upon request for other subjects. The service is free for any SCC student. Remember, using tutoring services doesn't mean you're dumb. It means you're working hard.

Student Lingo
Online help with study skills, test taking, writing, and more. Click here: Student Lingo

Testing Services
The Success Centers offer a secure environment for college placement assessments (COMPASS and COMPASS ESL), student make-up exams, and numerous other examinations required for select online and correspondence courses and professional certification programs.

Click here for a PDF of the SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart & Policy.

TRIO Programs
SCC hosts two federally funded TRIO programs that assist first-generation college students and students from low-income families in pursuing a post-secondary education. The programs service eligible high school students in Burlington, Fort Madison, and Keokuk and eligible SCC students enrolled at the West Burlington campus.

Go directly to the TRiO webpage.


Fall & Spring Hours



West Burlington
Room 513

Room 206



8:30am - 4:00pm



8:30am - 4:00pm
4:30pm - 7:00pm



8:30am - 4:00pm



8:30am - 4:00pm
4:30pm - 7:00pm



8:30am- 4:00pm

Saturday & Sunday



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