The Center for Academic Planning and Support (CAPS) is a multi-service center designed to support students with their academic needs. CAPS services are free of charge to students enrolled in credit-bearing courses. Community members may access the Center and its services through the purchase of a Community Access Card.


The Center for Academic Planning and Support (CAPS) is dedicated to promoting a responsive learning environment that fosters personal growth, academic success, and life-long learning within a global community.

CAPS will empower students to accomplish their educational and career goals by offering comprehensive services that are accessible, innovative, and supportive.

  • Open computer lab with software used by most courses*
  • Tutoring in a variety of formats*
  • Tables and quiet rooms for study*
  • Academic coaching to help support learning, organization, time and life management
  • Career Center and Interview Closet
  • Placement testing* , CLEP, and other assessments
  • Make-up and alternative testing services* Click here for the Alternative Testing Form (PDF)
  • Workshops and Canvas (Learning Management System) resources*

*denotes services available on both the Portsmouth and Rochester campuses

CAPS is located on the second floor of the Portsmouth campus, Room 210. Service hours when classes are in session are as follows:

8AM – 5PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

8AM – 7PM Thursday

8AM – 4PM Friday

For exceptions to the above, and for Rochester hours, check the college’s Hours and Directions.

Many in-person and remove services can be scheduled through Navigate.

Room 210 on the Portsmouth Campus