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.

Disability Accommodations
Our staff members coordinate services that ensure a fair learning environment for individuals with documented disabilities. Learn more about disability accommodations.

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

Peer Tutor Program
Successful SCC students serve as Peer Tutors to assist other students with their studies. The service is free for any SCC student and it is available for many subjects.

Student Lingo
Online help with study skills, test taking, writing, and more. Check out our Student Lingo page for more information.

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. Learn more about testing services.
View 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. Learn more about TRIO here.

Fall & Spring Hours


West Burlington, Room 513

Keokuk, Room 206 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday
8am - 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:30am - 4pm
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30am - 4pm & 4:30pm - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday

Have a question? We're here to help.

Melissa Derr, Director of SuCCess Center Services & TRIO Program Coordinator
Ext. 5160

Wesley White, Advisor of Trio Upward Bound Program (WB campus)
Ext. 5305

Shelley Davis, SuCCess Center & TRIO Student Support Services secretary
Ext. 5159

Deanna Huss, TRIO Upward Bound Program secretary (WB Campus)
Ext. 5166

Ashlee Whipple, Assistant Director for TRIO Student Support Services (WB Campus)
Ext. 5158

Rob Dengler, SuCCess Center Math & Sciences Instructor (WB campus)
Ext. 5163

Shari Smith, Disability Services Coordinator
Ext. 5157

Sandy Gray, HSED (formerly known as GED) Examiner (WB campus) & Data Manager, SuCCess Center
Ext. 5155

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