Welcome to the Learning Resources Center (LRC) at UMBC!
The goal of the department is to provide superior undergraduate academic support programs. These programs help students 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 drop-in tutoring the Math Science Tutoring Center and The Writing Center in their 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.
Cassie L. Hoddinott, M.Ed., C.R.S.