Academic Success

Academic Advising

College of Science and Engineering academic advisors are able to help students select courses, stay on track for four-year graduation, understand academic policies, connect with opportunities and services, and celebrate accomplishments. Advisors are committed to supporting student's well-being and academic achievement. For more information, visit the CSE Academic Advising webpage

Students can schedule an appointment online, or attend drop-in hours from 2-4 pm, Monday-Friday in 105 Lind Hall.

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)

MCAE and the Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) are retention-based offices designed to assist students of color, indigenous students, and first-generation college students to navigate, persist, and succeed in college. Academic support such as tutors and computer lab are available. MCAE is located in Appleby Hall, Room 176. For more information, visit the MCAE website

The Circle of Indigenous Nations is a program that supports American Indian/First Nations/Alaskan Native students. COIN is located in Appleby Hall, Room 322.

Effective U

Effective U is a series of tutorials and resources designed to aid students in time management, stress management, note-taking, final exam prep, testing strategies, money management, and more.

Students often need many new skills to deal with academics, work, finances, friends, and family, and Effective U is a free resource that students can investigate and learn from on their own schedule. For more information, visit the Effective U website

University Libraries

The University of Minnesota Libraries are able to connect students with millions of volumes held in general collections, archives and special collections, tools to enhance productivity, and programs and services to expand research.

There are multiple locations on campus. Most CSE students utilize the Walter Library, Wilson Library, and the Biomedical Library.

SMART Learning Commons

At SMART Learning Commons, students can get help from peer tutors in over 250 courses at no additional for currently-enrolled undergraduate students. Students can drop in or schedule an appointment with a peer tutor.

Students can also get help on media projects and reserve equipment, or get help on research projects, identifying topics, evaluating research sources, and more. SMART Learning Commons are located in Walter, Wilson, and Magrath libraries.

Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC)

APARC is a community committed to affirming the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and their diverse communities. It connects students with resources to thrive in college, develop leadership skills, participate in professional development activities, and connect with other AAPI students, while centering their AAPI identity. Learn more on the APARC website. APARC is located in Appleby Hall, Room 311.