Student Support and Services


Writing Center

The Academic Center provides free writing assistance and writing resources to University of Houston-Victoria students, staff, and faculty in Victoria, Sugar Land, and Cinco Ranch. Face-to face or online, the Center staff review class papers for students. The Academic Center also reviews resumes and cover letters for alumni.

During sessions with the tutors, individuals may discuss a paper or document in progress. Trained tutors review these documents, discuss techniques for analyzing and revising the writing, and assist writers to devise solutions to writing problems. Tutors also provide a similar service online. UHV studentsmay make an appointment for face-to face tutoring or email documents as attachments through WCOnline available at We will review the document and return the draft with our comments and suggestions.

Subject-Area Assistance

The Center offers free subject-area tutoring, depending on faculty request and student use, in the following areas: biology, computer science, history/government, mathematics, public speaking, statistics, and Spanish. During sessions with tutors, individuals may discuss concerns related to courses that are in progress. Please visit the Center’s website at for information about which subjects are offered each semester along with the hours services are available.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses (courses that are known to be tough for students across the U.S.). SI is a program offered through the Academic Center in collaboration with UHV faculty members.

SI is available within select courses. Your advisor may encourage you to take classes that include SI.

Study Skills Workshops

The Academic Center offers various workshops in a face-to-face format every semester to enhance student note-taking, reading, studying, and exam-taking skills. The complete list of workshops for the semester is provided at


The Center also provides students with testing services on the Victoria campus. Students can schedule correspondence exams throughout the year by contacting the Academic Center assistant at 361-570-4288. Faculty can also refer students to the Academic Center assistant for makeup exams, which are provided on an appointment basis.

The Academic Center’s staff provides standardized testing for students enrolling in college or completing certification requirements:

The THEA Quick Test, ACCUPLACER, Millers Analogy Test, HSRT, and the GRE Subject Test are offered at scheduled times during the semester.

TExES is provided on test administration dates set by Educational Testing Services. And iBT exams (internet-based teacher certification exams) are offered at scheduled times during the year. Check the Academic Center website for testing schedules or contact the Academic Center assistant at 361-570-4288.

More information about testing services is available from

Instructional Resources

The Academic Center has a library of instructional resources about writing, grammar, math, and study skills. These handouts are available both onsite (129 UW and Jaguar Hall 1129) and on our web page at The website is constantly expanding, so please visit often.