Support Services

Academic Counseling

The University of Minnesota provides a wide range of academic support services to help students be successful. Each undergraduate is assigned an academic adviser within their college who will help them choose courses, accomplish educational goals, and graduate on time. The University of Minnesota guarantees graduation in four years for new freshmen who work with their academic counselor and sign the Four-Year Graduation Guarantee Agreement when they enter the University. 

Tutoring and Writing Center

If you’re looking for tutoring services, workshops, writing assistance, and other personal academic support, the University of Minnesota can help. Many student services are available, including: one-on-one tutoring, course support workshops, peer-assisted learning, research assistance, individual counseling, test preparation, and more. For assistance with writing projects, you will have access to in-person and online help with all stages of the writing process at the Center for Writing’s Student Writing Support.

Career Advising

Each college offers specialized Career Centers that provide information and advice to students in planning for their future career successes. (Read student success stories here provided by one of our career centers.) Services include:

  • On-campus career fairs that bring more than 160 employers to campus 
  • Mentoring programs for real-world experience
  • Practice interviews and resumé advice
  • GoldPASS, the University’s online database of jobs and internships

Advising and Counseling for International Students

International Student and Scholar Services offers counseling for immigration, personal, financial, adjustment, and academic issues. ISSS also offers orientation programs, social groups, and cultural programs throughout the time students are at the University. 

Other Opportunities

For more information on opportunities for undergraduate students, like the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and Freshmen Seminars, go to the Enhanced Academic Experiences page.