Academic Skills Center
The Academic Skills Center (ASC) provides academic support to curriculum students who are enrolled in courses at all levels. Our mission is to help students reach their academic, personal, social and economic potential by supporting their intellectual growth, directing them to reach for resources and motivating them to become lifelong learners.
The ASC offers peer tutoring, online tutoring, and a variety of helpful workshops. The ASC staff provides FREE tutorial services through the:
The Math Lab is available for students who are taking mathematics courses at all levels. Tutors are available to work with students in small groups so they can succeed. Tutors might not always be available for one-on-one tutoring. However, students who have visited the MAT Lab and wish to work with a tutor one-on-one should contact the director of the Academic Skills Center to see if accommodations can be made.
STEPS to access the MAT Lab:
The Writing Lab is available to ALL curriculum students who need help with their writing and research skills. Tutors might not always be available for one-on-one assistance. However, students who have visited the writing lab and wish to work with a tutor one-on-one should contact an ASC Coordinator/Manager.
ASC Coordinator - New Bern Campus: Opal Harris @ (252) 638-7321
STEPS to access the WRT Lab:
Writing Lab hours vary by semester. Please call 252-638-7274 (NB) or 252-444-0707 (HV) for this semester’s Writing Lab schedule of open hours.
Please check out another one of the Writing Lab services; reviewing your written draft for class assignments. You can send your draft to online submission (via email) for review. Please allow for 48-72 hours for the review/response.
The Computer Lab in the Academic Skills Center offers students access to word processing, Internet research and e-mail. Tutorials and orientations are also available to students.
STEPS to access the Computer Lab:
Smarthinking - Online tutoring
Smarthinking is an online tutoring platform you can use for assistance in a variety of subject areas. Once you create your account, you can choose among a variety of options:
How to access Smarthinking...
Download your copy of the Smarthinking Brochure.
Smarthinking Overview with examples
Download the Smarthinking Overview.
Referral Information / Form
Students seeking ASC services need to be referred by their Instructor(s). The ASC Client Referral Form needs to be completed in full to include a specific statement(s) pertaining to the "student need."
Referrals are now generated via the ASC Client Referral Form on the Craven website and must contain the instructor's (GroupWise) e-mail.
New Bern Campus (Fall and Spring)
New Bern Campus (Summer)
Havelock Campus (Fall and Spring)
Havelock Campus (Summer)
There are ASC branches at both the New Bern and Havelock campuses. Both New Bern and Havelock administer distance education and make-up tests.
Fall and Spring testing hours for the New Bern Campus distance education and make-up tests are:
Fall and Spring testing hours for the Havelock Campus distance education and make-up tests are:
Summer testing hours for distance education and make-up tests:
Academic Skills Center has a new support option to serve you. We now have Online Instant Messaging (IM) Chat at the Academic Skills Center. To use the Online IM Chat feature, select the "Click me to Chat" link for help including but not limited to: logging into WebAdvisor, Blackboard or Gmail: Click me to Chat.