Resources for College Success
American River College offers a full spectrum of resources and support services to help you reach your academic goals. If you are new to college, know you are not alone. We will work with you to support you and help make your dreams and goals a reality.
At ARC, student support services and academics go hand in hand. Take time to learn more about the many programs we offer to support students.
In-Person and Online Resources
Whether you need a place to study, to borrow a textbook, computer access, assistance with a research project, or are simply looking for something to read, the ARC library can help. Drop by anytime we're open, or we can help you 24/7 via chat.
Basic Needs Resources
Receive basic needs and find help for emergency needs, including financial assistance, housing, shelter, food, mental health and wellness, social services, and more.
Counseling and Transfer Services
ARC Counselors are available to support students with academic, career, personal, and crisis counseling necessary to successfully reach their goals. Counselors can help students develop an educational plan of courses towards an Associate's degree, transfer to a four-year institution, or completion of a certificate - even if you are unsure of your educational goal.
ARC offers many support services programs designed to help you reach your academic and professional goals.
Learn how to access all the tech resources you need, including apps for your classes, free and loaner computers, and internet and WiFi. You can also reset your password, set up security questions, or contact Tech Support if you have additional questions.
Campus Tutoring Programs
We offer free tutoring for students, including online tutoring.
Student Health and Wellness Center
We provide direct healthcare, education, and referrals to community resources while promoting physical and emotional wellness to support students’ academic and career goals.
Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS)
We promote equal access at ARC, ensuring that students with disabilities can participate fully in campus activities. DSPS is specifically designed to open the doors to educational opportunity for students with disabilities.
Career and Pathways
Find resources in choosing career options, planning for college, preparing for employment, and researching current job openings.
COVID-Related Campus Information
Expanded in-person service depends on continued positive trends in public health conditions and the reduction and elimination of state and local COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Masks are strongly recommended but not required in all district facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Los Rios strongly supports any student or employee's choice to continue wearing a mask if it makes them more comfortable.
FAQ: Student Support Services
Our Admissions and Records and Financial Aid offices have implemented a student PIN on eServices that allows students to verify their identity, so that they can discuss student records over the phone. Watch the following video tutorial to learn how to use the PIN feature.
Our Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) office is expanding and supplementing existing services for online students to accommodate the increased demand. Students can call or email the DSPS office to learn about what services are available.