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Welcome to the LRC!

The mission of the Learning Resources Center is to provide dynamic undergraduate academic support programs. The goal of these programs is to provide the catalyst for students to achieve their academic goals and become independent, lifelong learners responsible for their success.

The LRC collaborates with campus partners to maximize learning success at an honors university. LRC programs include: tutoring, Supplemental Instruction/Peer Assisted Study Sessions, First Year Intervention, Placement Testing, success classes in math and study skills, and the International Teaching Assistants Program. We also provide the tools for our undergraduate educational and support staff to have the opportunity to reach their goals.

The LRC’s services are free of charge and open to all enrolled students.

Welcome to the Learning Resources Center (LRC) at UMBC!
Cassie Bichy

Cassie Bichy, Director

The goal of the department is to provide superior undergraduate academic support programs. The goal of these programs is for students to achieve their academic goals and become independent learners responsible for their education at UMBC. Students using academic support programs and services become successful students in class and in research activities.

Students are introduced to our services before attending the first class as we are responsible for Placement Testing in Mathematics, Writing, and Reading. Placement tests are accessed online once a student has been admitted into UMBC. Appropriate course placement is crucial for future academic success.

UMBC students now have the opportunity to use walk-in tutoring the Math Lab and The Writing Center in their new location on the first floor of the UMBC Library, behind the reference desk. Hours are posted in the centers and are available on our website.

Midway through the semester, some first year and/or transfer students may receive a First-Year Intervention Alert from myUMBC if they drop below a “C” in a class. Successful students read and respond to their Alerts and access the appropriate campus resources.

By attending peer-led group discussion sessions, students learn problem-solving skills from the Supplemental Instruction/Peer-Assisted Study Session (SI/PASS) leader and each other.

You can learn more about our programs through this website and by reviewing our Annual Report.

We are located in the Sherman Hall, Room 345. Students and parents are encouraged to contact us for further information on our academic support programs and classes.

Sincerely yours,

Cassie L. Bichy, M.Ed., C.R.S.

LRC Director