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Resources for Academic Success

SVC wants every student to succeed in college. This page is designed to provide you with resources that might be helpful for your college success.

Resources to Help You Find the Right Track

Your academic success starts with selecting the right classes, degrees, and programs. Make an appointment with your advisor prior to registration each quarter. To get started, see our Advising and Counseling staff, or contact the Online Advisor.

Note: If you have been placed on Academic Alert, Probation, or Dropped for Low Scholarship, you are strongly encouraged to meet with your faculty advisor or academic counselor to plan your classes.

You can contact our Counseling Services directly using the following numbers:

  • Mount Vernon Campus:  360.416.7654
  • Whidbey Island Campus:  360.679.5319
  • South Whidbey Campus:  360.341.2324
  • San Juan Island Campus:  360.378.3220

E-Learning (Online)

E-learning can be a great avenue for some students by taking a class partially or fully online, but others prefer traditional classes. Click here to find out if E-learning is it right for you (E-Learning Success). Already in an online class, but need help accessing the course? Click here for help (E-Learning first time login instructions.)

Student Online Support (SOS) is available to answer any questions you may have about Moodle, SVC Accounts and Web Services.

Live secure chat:
Phone: 360.416.7770

Hours: M-Th 8:30am to 8:30pm, F 9am to 3pm
In-person: Mount Vernon Library Foyer
Click here to view flier for details:

Resources to Keep You on the Right Track


Some students greatly benefit from tutoring, and SVC offers tutoring for many subjects. SVC has walk-in tutoring centers on the Mount Vernon campus (click here for the current Mount Vernon Campus Tutoring Schedule) and on the Whidbey Island Campus (click here for the current Whidbey Island Campus Tutoring Schedule). SVC also offers Online Tutoring Assistance: click here to find out more about eTutoring.

TRIO Program

Student Support Services for first generation college students, students with disabilities, or students with limited income: TRiO Student Support Services and contact information: TRiO Student Support Services Contact Information

Disability Support Services

SVC offers a number of support services for students with disabilities to ensure access to programs and facilities. Click here to learn more about DSS Services to Help You Succeed or contact The DSS Officefor information.

Multicultural Student Services

SVC assists traditionally under-represented students achieve academic success through counseling and programming activities. Click here to find out more about Multicultural Student Services or contact the Multicultural Student Services for more information.

Women's Programs

SVC Women's Programs is designed to promote the intellectual, educational and personal development of students by providing information, referral resources, personal growth opportunities, learning experiences and support services to students and community members. Learn more about Women's Programs.

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy 101 is an online financial literacy course designed for the specific challenges faced by today's college student. It is available to all Skagit Valley College students through generous funding by the Student Tech Fee, Achieving the Dream, Student Achievement Points, and the TRiO program. View Financial Literacy 101.

Resources if You Slip Off the Track

One of the reasons SVC wants each student to succeed is that Financial Aid funding requires that students maintain satisfactory progress. To learn more about the Financial Aid Satisfactory Process Policy, click here Academic Progress Policy or contact the Financial Aid Office. To access the Academic/Financial Aid Petition for Reinstatement Form, click here: Petition For Reinstatement.  If you need help getting back on track for academic and financial aid reasons check out Financial Aid Reinstatement Help