Student Success Center



The Student Success Center at Blue Ridge Community College assists students in achieving their educational goals. We provide tools and resources to support students in overcoming barriers to success.

We can help you

  • Set academic and personal goals
  • Manage your time wisely
  • Understand your learning style
  • Address challenges related to learning differences or disabilities
  • Develop academic and study skills
  • Improve your work, life, school balance
  • Reduce and manage stress
  • Connect to other campus support services (Tutoring, Financial Aid, etc.)
  • Connect to community resources (Single Stop, Financial, Mental Health, etc.)

Spring 2021- Virtual Student Success Center Workshops

Join on Zoom

Wednesday, 1/13 at 11:00 am  Tuesday, 1/19 at 2:00 pm Thursday, 1/28 at 11:00 am 

How to Be Successful in an Online Course: Planning a Successful Semester
Bring your syllabi to this interactive session, so you can begin to map out your semester!

Wednesday, 2/3 at 1:00 pm  Get SMART: Set Goals to Get Ahead!
Let us help you set achievable goals for success

Monday, 2/8 at 3:00 pm  

Know your Style: Discover How You Learn!
Explore and apply learning techniques based on your learning style.

Tuesday, 2/16 at 2:00 pm 

Conquering Math Anxiety: What it is and How to Beat it
Learn how to understand and overcome math anxiety. *Presented by Math Professor, Theresa Thomas

Thursday, 2/18 at 11:00 am  

Take Note: Improving Your Note-taking Skills
Learn effective techniques for taking notes.

Wednesday, 2/24 at 3:00 pm  Don’t Be Testy: Managing Your Test Anxiety
Build test taking skills to lessen anxiety and increase success.
Monday, 3/1 at 1:00 pm
Thursday, 3/4 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, 3/16 at Noon
Wednesday, 3/24 at 10:00 am
Thursday, 4/1 at Noon
Monday, 4/5 at 11:00 am
Student Success Zoom Room
Feeling overwhelmed? If you need support, join this interactive open Zoom to connect with success support services.
Tuesday, 4/13 at 2:00 pmThe Final Countdown: Managing Your Test Anxiety
Build test taking skills to lessen anxiety and increase success.

Academic Support Services & Resources

Student Success

Student Success Advising

Disability Services

Disability Services

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Single Stop

Single Stop

Single Stop is a national nonprofit organization that helps connect individuals to financial, medical, housing, food, and employment benefits and resources. Single Stop connects individuals with comprehensive resources that alleviate barriers. It only takes about 10 minutes to use the confidential screening tool and a Single Stop staff member will follow-up with individuals once information is submitted.  Free screening tool; contact Wendy Smith for more information.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A program for students currently, or formerly, in Foster Care.



Emergency Financial Assistance



Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Student Success Videos

Goal Setting

Time Management

Note Taking

Test Taking

Meet the Team

Student Success

W. Smith

Wendy Smith
Student Success Coordinator
Great Expectations Coordinator
SOAR, Single Stop, and GEAR UP
(540) 453-2325

S. McLennan

Scott McLellan
Student Success Advisor
(540) 453-2537

Disability Services

N. Stephens

Nicole Stephens
Disability Services Specialist
(540) 453-2559