The Office of Academic Support Services provides a variety of services to students, potential students, faculty, staff, and graduates of the institution including academic assessment and placement services, services for students living with disabilities, and civil rights compliance.

This office is available to provide students with strategies and opportunities in a safe, respectful, and confidential environment. The services provided are designed to help students discover themselves, develop life-long learning skills and to achieve academic success. The Office of Academic Support Services provides services to students on a short-term basis only. Students who require long-term services are referred to agencies outside of the institution.

The Academic Support Services Office provides the following services:

  • Administers the ACT COMPASS Placement Test (Computerized)
  • Administers the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)
  • Provides academic advisement to assist students in the development of academic goals
  • Provides transitional counseling to graduating sophomore’s (Sophomore Transfer Day)
  • Provides information on study skills, time management, reaching academic goals, transitioning from high school to college, retention, etc.
  • Provides academic, career, and social counseling to students individually and on a group basis, as well as assists students in overcoming personal difficulties, self esteem issues, adjustment to college life, and difficulties in social interactions, etc.
  • Provides students a place to obtaining general information and voicing concerns in a confidential setting.
  • Provides academic counseling to students that are placed on academic probation or suspension
  • Provides reasonable accommodations to students living with a disability
  • Provides domestic violence awareness programs to faculty, staff, and students
  • Provides disability awareness programs to faculty, staff, and students
  • Provides sexual harassment awareness programs to faculty, staff, and students
  • Provides students with academic and personal referrals (English Lab, Tutorial services, Department of Human Services, Housing Authorities, Mental Health Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, etc.)



The Office of Academic Support Services provides academic placement testing services and academic assessment testing services. The Academic Support Services Officer administers the COMPASS TEST, which is a Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support instrument that was developed by ACT to help postsecondary institutions place students into appropriate course levels. In addition to the COMPASS, the Academic Support Services Officer administers the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP), which is a standardized, nationally-normed assessment program from ACT that enables postsecondary institutions to assessevaluate, andenhance the outcomes of their general education programs.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Coahoma Community College is an equal opportunity institution in accordance with civil rights and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities and employment opportunities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Taneshia T. Turner, as Director of Employee Services/Coordinator for 504/ADA, Title IX Compliance Officer, Office #A100, Vivian M. Presley Administration Building, 3240 Friars Point Road, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614, Phone: (662) 621-4853, Email: