Student Support Services

We want you to succeed! Please take advantage of the following services that can assist you in your academic endeavors:


Admission to Cape Cod Community College is based upon the "open door" philosophy required by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Each student is admitted on a first-come basis.*

*Provided the applicant is eligible, has completed the application procedures, and there is a vacancy in the program they apply for. This admissions policy does not apply to the Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting, Medical Interpreter, Diagnostic Technician, Paramedic or Nursing programs, nor does it apply to international applicants.

See also: Admission website


The Cape Cod Community College bookstore is located on the ground level of the Grossman Commons Building. Operated by Follett Higher Education Group, you can access the CCCC bookstore online:

Financial Aid

At Cape Cod Community College we work diligently to make education affordable for all. We offer a variety of payment and financial aid options for which you may qualify and we encourage you to explore all of these with our Financial Aid staff. Through the Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation, and through the generosity of many local and national organizations, scholarships are awarded based on a number of different criteria. Again, we encourage your exploration of these possibilities.

See also:


The Wilkens Library on the West Barnstable campus provides information resources and services to students at all locations. For more about library resources and services for students on Martha’s Vineyard and other off campus locations: Library Services for Students at Satellite Campuses

Wilkens Library
Phone 774.330.4480

O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support

The O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support provides accommodations to qualified students with documented disabilities.

The O'Neill Center works collaboratively with faculty and other campus resources to provide a wide range of support services which may include extended time for testing, academic counseling, tutoring, note taking, as well as adaptive computing.

Students are encouraged to meet with a disability specialist before the start of their first semester to develop a support service plan.

O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support
Location Maureen M. Wilkens Hall, Room 222
Phone 774.330.4337

Student Readiness Office

Skills assessments must be taken by students enrolling in Accounting, English Composition, Mathematics or Science courses and any other course with a prerequisite requirement. Exceptions will be made for students who have successfully completed comparable college courses and have their transfer credits on file at the Registrar's Office.

ACCUPLACER® tests are administered to assist you in identifying your academic strengths and weaknesses in English Composition, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics. Your results will help to determine the appropriate course level so that you can enhance your success at Cape Cod Community College.

To help you prepare for these tests, the Student Readiness Office offers Mathematics and English workshops. For availability of scheduled workshops, see: Refresher Workshops

See also: College Level Examination Program (CLEP), College Placement Test Prep Resources

Student Readiness Office
Location Grossman Commons, second floor
Phone 774.330.4543

Tutoring Center

Currently Martha's Vineyard has tutors for math and writing available on the island. If you would like to request an appointment for math or writing, or to arrange tutoring for a specific course, please contact:

Lisa O'Halloran, Coordinator of Learning Resources
Phone 774.330.4352

Brainfuse Online Tutoring

Cape Cod Community College also offers an online tutoring service called Brainfuse, which allows students to seek support online from any computer, on their own time.

Students can receive assistance from live tutors in the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computers & Technology
  • Finance
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Reading
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Writing … and more!

Login Instructions

Please access Brainfuse through the link in Moodle (My4Cs login required).


If you cannot access Brainfuse, please send an e-mail to Be sure to identify Cape Cod Community College in the e-mail. You can also call 866.272.4638 for tech support. You can also e-mail for help with this service.

See also: Brainfuse Info SheetPDF document


Deborah Maher, Outreach Coordinator
Phone 508.367.5792