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Reading & Writing Center

Skills Center – Reading/Writing
Aquinas 214

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Testing Center

For detailed information about the Testing Center, including locations and hours of operation, click here.

*Students must arrive at the Testing Center at least one hour prior to their closing time as listed above.

Reading/Writing Center Information:

The Developmental Reading/Writing Center serves students enrolled in any DEV reading, writing, or COLS 1101 course. Students in DEV 0155: Basic Composition have specific lab assignments to be completed weekly. Students enrolled in the other courses (DEV 0135, DEV 0140, DEV 0145, DEV 0151, DEV 0152, or COLS 1101) are encouraged to visit the area as needed for help with these courses.  Most assistance is available on a walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary.

Additionally, one-on-one tutoring is available for students needing help on writing assignments for developmental classes (or other assignments as recommended by instructors). Students may sign up for a half-hour block of time to work with a tutor on any aspect of the writing process. Although the tutors cannot proofread or edit assignments for students, they can provide help with prewriting, drafting, revising, or specific editing issues. The sign-up sheet is posted in Aquinas 214. 

Columbus State Community College Testing Center Information:

The Testing Center serves the entire campus, providing distance-learning testing, make-up testing, Developmental Education course testing, etc. To take a test, students must report to the Testing Center to sign in. A photo-bearing ID and a testing slip are required. Specific policies and procedures of the Testing Center are posted in that area; they are also published online at One item of note, however, is that cell phones must be turned off in the Testing Center. Students may take as long as they wish to complete tests, but to begin a test, students must be signed in at the Testing Center by one hour prior to closing, and all tests must be completed by the time the Center closes. 

Contact Information

Department of Developmental Education
Aquinas Hall 215
Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43216

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other Resource:
Testing Center