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Resource Center (DRC)

(909) 869-3333

Support services are available through DRC for students who have a physical (e.g., mobility, visual, hearing impairment), a functional (e.g., neurological, medical, learning, psychological) , or a temporary (e.g., broken arm) disability. Services include testing accommodations, interpreter services, reader services, assistive technology lab, conversion of material to alternate format, and note-taking. Disability-management counseling focusing on skills and strategies that enhance academic success is also available.  Students registered with DRC may also be eligible to participate in ARCHES, a grant-funded program that provides additional retention oriented support services.

(909) 869-2386
Achievement, Retention and Commitment to Higher Education Success (ARCHES) for students with disabilities are the primary goals of ARCHES.  Provides enhanced academic services to 150 students with disabilities each year.  As a sister program to Disabled Student Services, ARCHES provides services including academic advising, tracking and monitoring of student progress, disabilities management, study skills development, tutoring, weekly discussion groups, priority disabilities assessment, financial aid and scholarship assistance and technology assistance. Students must meet federal eligibility criteria to receive services.  Undergraduate and credential students are eligible for these services.

College Reading Skills Program (CRSP)
(909) 869-4349
CRSP offers free reading tutorials to improve critical thinking, reading comprehension, vocabulary and reading rates. CRSP also offers preparation for reading comprehension sections of graduate entrance exams (CBEST, MCAT, GRE, LSAT). For students receiving PELL grants, CRSP can provide supplemental financial aid to students meeting grant aid requirements. Students must meet federal eligibility criteria to receive services.

Resource Center (LRC)
(909) 869-3502
The LRC continues its commitment to the outreach, retention, graduation, and placement into post-baccalaureate study of its participants through its eight programs.  The A.S.I. Universitywide Tutoring Program provides one-to-one and group tutoring to students in need of assistance in any Cal Poly Pomona course.  The College Reading Skills Program serves 250 students per year by providing tutorials in critical reading, critical thinking, and computer literacy skills for low-income and first-generation students as well as students with disabilities.

The Test Proctoring Program contributes as a proctoring service for faculty-referred students.  The Math Test Preparation Program prepares students for the math portion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).The Student Athlete Supervised Study Program provides a quiet study area and one-to-one tutoring for student athletes referred by their coaches.

University Writing Center
(909) 869-5343
The University Writing Center provides services to all Cal Poly Pomona students at no charge. Students can receive assistance with any type of writing assignment at any stage of the process. Writing Center tutors help students understand the assignment and plan their papers. Tutors also help students learn to organize, revise and proofread their papers. In addition to general writing tutoring, the Writing Center offers help in preparing for the Graduation Writing Test.

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