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Support for student success

Career services empowers students and alumni to develop career planning & job search skills.

  • Resume help, career fairs, mock interviews and more – you have access to professionals who can help you plan your career and refine your job search skills.
  • Prepare. Connect. Launch.
  • Meet with your career specialist every semester

Go to for more information.

330-494-6170 ext. 4525 //
Office M104 (main campus)

You’ll find books, course-related supplies, Stark State gear, jewelry, gifts, cards and more at the College Store

  • 330-966-5452 //
    in the Student Center near the cafeteria; auxiliary textbook store in the Student Center near the cafeteria; auxiliary textbook store in G105
  • and in Akron:
    330-494-6170 ext. 4612 //
    near the front entrance

These free and unlimited workshops, available to all students, offer help in using the computer. You can learn essential skills such as how to navigate the computer, including mystarkstate and Blackboard, send an email and save files.

330-494-6170 ext. 5277 //

Providing quality resources and professional library information services to help with your research and learning, the digital library can help you with one-on-one assistance for online research, live online reference help and access to 24/7 resources at

330-494-6170 ext. 4141 // 330-267-9272 text messaging
Room B123 (main campus)

This office provides equal access to educational programs and services for all qualified students with disabilities. You’ll get academic support services and accommodations, advising, and career guidance throughout your college experience.

Go to for more information.

330-494-6170 ext. 4935 //
Office B104 (main campus)

Designed to help all Stark State students who are English language learners with speaking, reading, and writing in English.

330-494-6170 ext. 4600
Room G200b (main campus)
Room A108 (SSC Akron at Perkins)

You’ll get academic, career and social support, both inside and outside the classroom, resulting in the successful completion of your academic and career goals. FYE components for student success include

  • new student orientation
  • Jump Start
  • first-year seminar course (SSC 101)
  • student success coaching and advising
  • welcome and engagement
  • the Common Read

+ Go to for more information.

Need a helping hand? Stark State’s Students Serving Students food pantry may have just what you need. Take what you need when you need it. Looking to help out by donating to the cause? The food pantry accepts non-perishables, canned goods, paper products and personal items.

Sponsored by the Psi Beta Community College National Honor Society in Psychology

Room G103 (main campus)

From bowls to wraps, pizza to salads and more, you won’t go hungry on main campus. The cafeteria is in the Student Services Building near the College Store, and you can see each week’s menu and hours on mystarkstate. Vending machines are also available in various spots throughout the college to tide you over when the cafeteria’s not open.

A central location where you can get your questions answered about financial aid, registration or connection to your advisor.

If you have questions or need additional help, reach out using the contact information below. We’re here for you!

For important information about Stark State’s commencement ceremony including date, time, location, etc., visit edu/graduation.

For graduation applications, requirements and procedures, current students can go to the My Stuff page on mystarkstate or stop in the Gateway Center. The registrar also can answer questions about graduation.

This is your first line of technical support for the Stark State campus community. You can get technical support and answers to technical questions.

Go to for info and support.

330-494-6170 ext. 4357 (HELP) //
Office B219 (main campus)

This office serves students’ spiritual needs, promoting acceptance of diverse faiths, traditions and cultures so you can explore and grow in your beliefs.

330-494-6170 ext. 4264 //
Office B230k (main campus)

This center offers college level math tutoring (college algebra, statistics and above). Developmental math tutoring is available in the classroom and by appointment.

Walk-ins will be limited so please make an appointment ahead of time.

Math Learning Center
Main (E214) SSC Akron (A108) Online (VMLC)
Mon. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. noon-10 p.m.
Tues-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. noon-10 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sat. closed closed 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sun. closed closed 6 p.m.-10 p.m.


Online tutoring Click here for online tutoring

Math Testing Center
Main (E200) SSC Akron (A110)
Mon. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tues-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sat. closed closed
Sun. closed closed

(NOTE: The doors lock in the testing center (A110) for tests 1 hour before close.  You need to have a government issued or Stark State College ID.)

Veterans and active service members get support in securing and using GI benefits as well as help navigating the college. You’ll get comprehensive enrollment and education services to help you succeed throughout your college experience.

Go to for more information.

330-494-6170 ext. 4939 // 
Office B104 (main campus)

mySSC is your “portal” to your course and student information – and plenty more. You’ll be assigned a user name and password so you can access lots of info and resources. You’ll want to stay up to date by checking mySSC and your college email every day.

You can create a schedule that offers flexibility with time and place while maintaining access to faculty and other college services. While online learning isn’t easy, it’s convenient and offers busy students like you a great way to complete your education.

Access eStarkState here
Access Blackboard here

330-494-6170 ext. 4973 //
Help with current online classes:

The Science Learning Center offers tutoring in all levels of natural and physical sciences. It’s also a great place to study, work on homework and get help as needed. Instructors and tutors are also available to help students register for the appropriate science classes. Visit mySSC for more information.

Online SLC – BlackBoard Collaborate

The Science Learning Center is offering additional extended night hours six days a week in the areas of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics on Blackboard! Tutors are equipped with drawing tablets to make the experience seamless. No appointments are needed to access online tutoring. Access the Online Science Learning Center here. If this is your first time you will need to enroll (it takes less than 5 minutes – you only do it once)

Main campus // H200
330-494-6170 ext. 5278

SSC Akron // A111
330-494-6170 ext. 4906

Visit mySSC for more updated hours and information.

Join the Stark State social media conversation:

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Your Gateway advisor or academic advisor can help you choose classes for upcoming semesters and implement other elements of your successful college game plan. Students with 15 credits or less are assigned to a Gateway advisor, while students who’ve earned more than 15 credits are transitioned to an academic advisor.

Not sure who your advisor is? Find this information by clicking on the link below and following the path to your MAP on mySSC.

If you have questions or need assistance, please content Gateway Student Services

Virtual advising is also available. Click here to find out more.

Looking for the Returning Student Advising Center (RAC)? This service is traditionally provided when registration opens for the next semester and several other times throughout the year.

Right now, the RAC is available virtually by clicking the link, or calling 1-571-392-7650 (PIN: 117 032 9880).

Student clubs and organizations provide a great opportunity to network and meet new friends while developing important leadership skills preparing you for a career.

See all your options at

330-494-6170 ext. 4237 //

Ethnically and culturally diverse students will find support, including academic advising, mentoring, tutoring, English as a second language help, referrals to resources and more. SSC cultivates a campus environment that values diverse ideas, backgrounds and talents.

Darnell Tucker
Student Diversity and Equity Outreach Coordinator
330-494-6170 ext. 4034

Pick up a copy of the free student handbook and planner in the College Store and other spots around campus to help organize your hectic life. You’ll have lots of College info at your fingertips and a place to jot down all your need-to and want-to.

View student handbook >>

A great place to go between classes or take a break from studying. You can hang out, watch movies, play air hockey, ping pong, billiards, video games or foosball.


  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Closed during holidays and semester breaks

330-494-6170 ext. 4237 //
Office/Game Room S200

Offering counseling and intervention services, you’ll get help defining and achieving your personal, social and educational. You’ll find individual counseling, workshops, outreach services, support groups and referrals.

Go to for more information.

330-494-6170 ext. 4219 //
Office B230 (main campus)

These workshops, offered both fall and spring semesters, are designed to help students both inside and outside the classroom.

Topics include

  • how to be an effective student
  • managing stress and anxiety
  • getting involved in student life
  • how to select a research topic and more.

The Stark State College Student Symposium, presented by Stark State’s Honors Program Oversight Committee, is a one-day event celebrating the academic achievements and technical skills of our students and local high school students.

The Symposium will showcase the students’ faculty-guided, in-depth research, capstone projects, scholarly work, creative activities or science projects.

Go to for more information.

Here’s where you’ll get computer-based or pencil-and-paper testing specific to courses. Some courses allow you to take computer-based tests outside of class in the Testing Center, usually within a timeframe of three to four days.

330-494-6170 ext. 4500 //
Office C107 (main campus)
Office A012 (SSC Akron)

Note: Math testing for main campus and Akron is held in other locations. Please see the Math Learning Center for details.

If you’re a student considered under-represented due to income, disability or first-generation college status, you’ll find support from TRiO. The one-stop program includes academic advising, transfer advising, financial literacy education, assistance with completing the FAFSA, skills-based assessments, learning styles, college preparedness, time-management training, strategic scheduling, career-enhancement and more.

330-494-6170 ext. 4173 //
Office B230 (main campus)

The cashier’s window in S300 (main campus) is the spot for paying tuition and fees in person. You also can make payments online via mySSC or in the payment drop box on the third floor of the Student Services Building. There’s an installment payment plan available, too.

330-494-6170 ext. 4060
Office S300 (main campus)

Stark State offers tutoring for many of our academic focuses.

Here’s where to find help:

Business and Information technology tutoring
The business and information tutoring center is offering online tutoring hours for accounting and finance, digital media, administrative technologies, and computer applications on Blackboard! Tutors are equipped to make the experience seamless. Access to the online tutoring center here.
B214 (main campus)

SSC Akron tutoring center // A010/A108

Math tutoring // see the Math Learning Center info

Science tutoring // see the Science Learning Center info

Writing assistance // see the Writing Center info

You’ll get access to academic support, pre-college advising, test preparation, co-curricular activities, college tours and enrichment to prepare you for success in your education beyond high school. This federally funded program that helps low-income, first-generation high school students prepare for and begin post-secondary education.

330-494-6170 ext. 4208 //

Writing an essay or research paper? Perhaps a speech outline, or maybe even a cover letter? No matter what form of writing you are doing, we are here to help! Bring whatever you have (assignment sheet, draft, a lonely blank sheet of paper waiting to be filled), and we will work with you to overcome your writing concerns. With three different locations, you can choose where to go based on your schedule.

Services are available online or in person.

Main campus // G200

  • Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stark State College Akron // A010

  • Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To register and make an appointment, SSC WC Online Writing Center here.

  • Mon. – Thurs.: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Fri.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sat.: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sun.: 5 – 10 p.m.
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