The Hub of Academic Support
Join us in the Academic Resources Center and maximize your opportunities for academic
- Scheduled peer tutoring sessions (day and time of sessions are posted on web and around
- One-on-one tutoring sessions (you can arrange a time that works best for you)
- Academic counseling (work on academic strategies for academic success)
- Attend facilitated study groups for discussion or an exam review session
- Meet and work with your professor during their ARC office hours
- Use the comfortable study area for individual study or for group study/projects
Take advantage of the wi-fi capabilities in the ARC and bring your laptop or iPad
to work on your assignments in the study area. If you choose not to bring your computer
or just want to use the ARC computers, then we have a small computer lab available.
You can experience learning through immersion in a subject, travel, intensive research, working
with experts and hands-on learning in the Experiential Term (E-Term). A variety of courses, covering many disciplines, are offered in E-Term each year,
in May. For a listing of the ost current courses offered in E-Term please click on
the button below and explore!.
Make a selection below for additional information and details about the resources
provided to assist with academic success:
E-Term is a three week term which offers a variety of two, three and four credit hour
courses for full-time students enrolled at Ferrum College. Courses offered during
E-Term are from across the curriculum, including courses from the liberal arts core
of required courses, to courses that meet speaking and writing intensive requirements,
and courses that offer an experiential opportunity in one of our 31 majors and/or 40
E-Term courses offer students the opportunity to:
- participate in intensive research
- participate in local and regional travel
- participate in national travel
- participate in international travel
- build your resume with unique experiences
- development of services projects
Jump-start Your Academic Career with FOCUS • July 29th - August 10th, 2012
Join us in August for a two week, pre-college academic experience. FOCUS provides you the opportunity to complete two courses, earning three hours of
college credit before the fall semester begins!
Ready to FOCUS on college success? At Ferrum College, we want you to be successful
from the start. Ferrum offers you an opportunity receive a First Opportunity for College
Undergraduate Success in our FOCUS program. This summer you can complete two courses
and earn three credits toward graduation. In FER 105, Introduction to College Living
and Learning (2 hr. credit) you will work with faculty members to concentrate on developing
your skills in either college-level math or writing. Additionally, you will work with
our reading enhancement faculty to develop the reading skills required to improve
retention and critical thinking abilities. Completion of the second course in FOCUS,
HHP 149, Wellness Concepts (1 hr. credit), satisfies the requirement for a physical
activity course in Ferrum’s liberal arts core. You must enroll in both courses if
you would like to participate in FOCUS.
The Registrar's office is located on the lower floor of John Wesley Hall, Room 11.
This office is responsible for maintaining registration information, academic schedules,
and student academic records.
Visit the Registrar's office for:
- resources to help you plan your academic career at Ferrum College
Other Academic Support Services located in the lower level of the Stanley Library.
Ferrum offers specific services for students with documented disabilities. Services
offered are in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitative Act and the Americans
with Disabilities Act. Students may consult the Director of Academic Accessibility,
Ms. Nancy Beach, about academic success strategies as well as appropriate accommodations.
The Office of Academic Accessibility has a variety of options available for Ferrum
College enrolled students with qualifying documentation. For example, some students
choose to use the lab computers for taking test or completing in-class assignments,
and equipment is accessible for scanning printed text to use with computer screen
readers. While services are offered at no additional cost for students with appropriate
documentation, the student must assume the responsibility for requesting assistance
and accepting offered options.
The Office of Academic Accessibility is located in Room 110, (Lower Stanley Library),
email address firstname.lastname@example.org, phone number 540-365-4262.
In cases where students may need to miss class for personal reasons (illness, family
emergency, etc.), parents or family members of the Ferrum student may contact the
Parent Liaison, Ms. Betsy Smith, by phone at (540) 365-4270 or e-mail at email@example.com
. Ms. Smith will notify the student's professors and advisor, as well as, appropriate
campus offices, of the student’s absence. The Parent Liaison can also help address
any academic concerns or questions parents may have.
All ARC resources are focused on and designed to meet the Ferrum College mission. View the Ferrum College Mission Statement in its entirety.