The Student Success department provides all tutoring and support functions of the College and offers a comprehensive array of academic services for students. Most of the services and resources are provided by the department at no charge.


The Student Success department offers individual and group tutoring on a walk-in or appointment basis for general education courses and technical programs. If you have need of a tutor or would like to join the support team as a tutor, please contact your Success Advisor.

Guidance & Support 

All students are assigned to a Success Advisor upon their enrollment in a technical program.  Success Advisors work individually with their students on a variety of topics, including:

  • Academic Advising
  • Learning styles
  • Taking lecture notes
  • Test taking tips
  • Time management
  • Tracking attendance & the appeal process
  • Petitioning to switch programs/credentials
  • Petitioning to waive the 24-credit hour maximum
  • Need-specific referrals to other offices/resources on or off campus

Success Advisors are available to work with students to help them understand the college expectations and accomplish their personal and academic goals.  Success Advisors also visit classrooms and shop areas to provide students with support as needed.

To identify your Success Advisor,  Home | Student Success Department | Inside Ranken.


Disability Accommodations 

In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Ranken Technical College makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. A student with a disability is eligible to receive reasonable accommodations if the documented disability is a learning, mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The Student Success Department coordinates support services for students who have properly documented disabilities of a permanent or temporary nature, provided accommodations do not create an undue hardship on the College. To obtain accommodations, students must identify themselves to the Student Success Department and provide written documentation of their disabilities from qualified professionals or agencies. This documentation includes educational, medical, psychological, and/or other appropriate diagnostic evaluations to define the nature and extent of the disability along with recommendations for appropriate accommodations.

To have accommodations in place at the start of the semester, documentation should be provided to the Student Success Department at least 30 days before the start of the semester. However, documentation may be provided at any time, and accommodations will be set up as promptly as possible. Once the documentation has been reviewed and the accommodations agreed upon through a collaborative process between the Student Success staff and the student, the student must then sign and return the Release of Information form to the Student Success Department. Following the return of the Release of Information form, each of the student’s instructors will be notified of their accommodations.

The student must then request the accommodations desired from the instructor for each course. The student is also responsible for informing the Vice President for Student Success of any changes to his or her schedule to ensure all new instructors receive the appropriate notice about student accommodations.

Ranken and the Student Success staff will make every effort to provide each student an equal opportunity to participate in the mainstream of college life. You may contact the Student Success department at (314) 286-3663 and/or you may submit your documentation to [email protected].



The Student Success department is located on the second floor of the Finney Building at the St. Louis location.  To speak with someone, call 314.286-3663.

Student Success Department Hours 

Hours of operation are as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday

The Student Success department may adjust hours as necessary.  For special consideration, students should contact their Success Advisor directly.