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Academic Counseling & Support

Academic Counseling

ISSS offers Academic Counseling for international undergraduate students. Academic Counseling can help international students adjust to the U.S. and University of Minnesota, improve study skills, and provide support. Academic Counseling appointments are usually one hour and are scheduled with an ISSS Academic Counselor.

Other Academic Support Services

New International Student Seminar (NISS)

All new undergraduate international students are required to complete the New International Student Seminar (NISS) program during their first semester. The NISS program is entirely online. It is an opportunity to reflect on how your experience is going at the U of M, learn about campus resources, and connect to ISSS Academic Counseling staff. NISS launches in October for students starting in Fall semester and February for students starting in Spring semester.

Major Exploration Coaching

The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) has a CAPE Coach who specializes in helping undergraduate international students choose a major. One-on-one coaching is offered in the ISSS or CAPE offices. CAPE also has a website for international students with step-by-step resources for major exploration.