FCC Students

Frederick Community College’s primary focus is your college success. 

Welcome! If you are visiting this page, likely you received a Student Success Alert.

Why did I receive a Student Success Alert?  A Student Success Alert letter from your professor expresses concerns about your performance in a class.  The alert is not a grade; it is an invitation to meet with your professor to address challenges you may be experiencing in the class and/or in college. 
What should I do?

  1. Meet with your professor as soon as possible.  Your professor is invested in helping you succeed.  Meet in person or through email to discuss the alert and ways to improve.  
  1. Review the free support services and resources available to you.
  1. Talk with an FCC Academic Advisor about your Student Success Alert, if you have any questions or concerns prior to meeting with your professor.  Email the Counseling and Advising Office; visit them in Jefferson Hall (J-200); or call 301.846.2471.

Frederick Community College has free services and resources designed to help you with...


Support ServicesTutoring, Writing, Studying, Research Understanding your classes and professors Using Technology Understand How the College Works Planning your Future Paying for School and Related Expenses Getting Support for a disability How the College works


Tutoring, Writing, Studying, Research: Go to the Learning Commons for free academic assistance and library services that can set you up for success. Here you’ll find tutoring, library books, computer access, printing, and personal research assistance, all in one place. Call 301-846-2444 or visit the 2nd floor of Linganore Hall for more information.

  • If you are looking to improve your writing, researching, reading, test taking, and other skills, come by the Tutoring and Writing Center. Help is available in English, psychology, sociology, history, and many other subjects.

  • If you are doing research, check out the Library’s digital research and resources

  • If you are on online student, log in to your course Blackboard site and look for the ONLINE TUTORING button for live, on-demand and appointment-based tutoring. Also, check out these online writing resources and study-skills resources.

  • If you are looking to improve your success in science and math classes, visit the STEM Learning Center in Braddock Hall, Room 212. Call 301.629.7839.

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Understanding Your Classes and Professors
Your professors are here to help you succeed. Getting to know them and their expectations in your classes is important.  In fact, students who get to know their professors are more likely to succeed in college.  Consider reviewing your course syllabus prior to meeting with your professor.  If you have questions about how to talk with your instructor prior to your meeting, meet with an Academic Advisor in the Counseling and Advising Office (J-201) at 301.846.2471.


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Using Technology
Need some help with passwords, myFCC email, Blackboard, or using technology for your classes? Contact the IT Service Desk.

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Understanding How College Works and Balancing School, Work, Life, and Emotional Challenges
You may find that college expectations, rules, and responsibilities are very different from what you have experienced in high school, in the workplace, or in your life.  Committed to helping you adjust to and succeed in college, we have many programs that support students with different needs, interests, experiences, and backgrounds.  Click on the links below, or contact the Counseling and Advising Office at 301.846.2471 to find a program that is right for you.

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Multicultural Student Services Office of Adult Services Emotional Support
English as a Second Language Veteran Services/Veterans Center Crisis Hotline
Services for Students with Disabilities Woman to Woman Mentoring Center for Student Engagement
(clubs, speakers, campus events)

Planning Your Future
Figuring out which classes to take and which college and career pathway to choose can be overwhelming.  Academic and Career Advisors in the Counseling and Advising Office and Career and Transfer Center Jefferson Hall (J-200) have the expertise and resources to help. Check out the online academic planning resources and career and transfer resources.  Or call 301.846.2471.
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Paying for School and Related Expenses
If you are struggling with financial challenges--including paying for tuition and books, childcare, or transportation—our Financial Aid Counselors are here to help. Visit the Financial Aid Office in Jefferson Hall (J-300).  
Learn more about potential financial assistance, scholarships, and other funds that may be available to help you in an emergency. Call 301.624.2886.

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Getting Support for a Disability
If you have a disability and need support to assist you with succeeding in your classes and in college, visit the advisors in the Services for Students with Disabilities offices 
Annapolis Hall (A-105), or call them at 301.846.2408.

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