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612-625-5000

Academic Counseling
and Support


Other Academic Resources

Get the academic help you need! Below is a list of resources and services at the University of Minnesota that offer academic support.In addition to this list, you can view the  Academic Resources for International Students website to see a comprehensive list of academic resources and services for international students.

If you have questions about how to to use these services or would like to know more about ISSS Academic Counseling & Support, you can make an appointment to talk to an ISSS Academic Counselor.

  1. The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE)
    511 Bruininks Hall
    612-624-3076
    • One-on-one academic and career coaching through appointments and drop-ins
    • OUE 2100, Academic Planning and Exploration, is a 1-credit course to guide students through the academic and career exploration process
    • Day-long intensive exploration workshops
    • Connect to students that are declared in majors that interest you through Major Network
  2. Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)
    20 Nicholson Hall
    612-624-1503
    • Student English Language Support offers free, face-to-face ESL support to international undergraduate students
    • ESL consultants help with: speaking skills, participating in class discussions, communicating with instructors, grammar, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and pronunciation
    • ESL classes discuss listening, speaking, reading, composition, and grammar, including ESL 3001 which is a mid-semester course to help with academic English
  3. Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)
    140 Appleby Hall
    612-624-6386
    • Supports multicultural students, students of color, and first-generation college students through walk-in tutoring with focus on gateway STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses
    • Workshops on writing, time-management and test preparation strategies, high-stakes writing, success strategies for STEM courses, study group and study night facilitator training, and (in collaboration with student organizations) the Power Productivity Palooza Thursday evening study group
    • MCAE Instructional Center offers tutoring support.; view the tutor schedule on their website
  4. SMART Learning Commons
    Wilson Library Basement, 612-626-8262
    Walter Library 204 (2nd floor), 612-624-1584
    Magrath Library, 612-624-2125
    • Free drop-in one-on-one and small group tutoring
    • Peer Research Consultants offer help researching topics and finding sources for papers
    • Peer-Assisted Learning, or PAL sessions, are weekly group study sessions for specific sections of an instructor's course
    • Test preparation resources including a test bank of exams given in select courses during previous semesters, and free preparation materials for exams such as the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT
  5. Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
    340 Appleby Hall
    612-624-3323
    • Offers informal and formal conflict resolution services to resolve students' university-based problems and concerns. An ombudsman provides confidential, neutral and informal options. An advocate is available to assist students in formal grievance or disciplinary proceedings
    • Assist with academic complaints and student conduct/academic integrity issues
  6. Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC)
    254 Appleby Hall
    612-624-7272
    • Offers informal and formal conflict resolution services to resolve students' university-based problems and concerns. An ombudsman provides confidential, neutral and informal options. An advocate is available to assist students in formal grievance or disciplinary proceedings.
    • Assist with academic complaints and student conduct and academic integrity issues.
  7. Student Parent HELP Center
    24 Appleby Hall 
    612-626-6015
    • Offers programs and services that are designed to promote access, retention, and academic success for University of Minnesota undergraduate students who have children
    • Weekly parent support group
    • Offers assistance finding child care resources
  8. Student Writing Support
    15 Nicholson Hall 
    612-625-1893
    • Free writing instruction for all University of Minnesota students—graduate and undergraduate—at all stages of the writing process
    • Help students develop productive writing habits and revision strategies
    • Face-to-face and online collaborative consultations
  9. University of Minnesota Libraries
    • Free computer use and quiet places to study
    • In-person and online tutorials and workshops on topics such as citation managers and research strategies
    • Peer Research Consultants provide one-on-one assistance to develop the research strategies needed to write an excellent research paper. They can help with finding research articles, selecting a research topic, and creating a thesis statement and research questions

Please view the Academic Counseling and Counseling Resources webpages for additional help.

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