Success Skills

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Success resources are available to help you refine both academic, and life skills.  Individual coaching or counseling sessions, independent online tutorials, and active learning classroom experiences are available. Investing time and energy into developing your skills will help you now, and with your future career. 

Services & Resources

Effective U

Effective U is a series of self-paced, interactive, online tutorials addressing a variety of academic skills topics. Work through as many or as few as you like whenever you wish. 


Academic Skills Coaching

Academic Skills Coaching is a service for students who want to explore new skills for increased efficiency and effectiveness in their academic efforts. Academic Coaching is strictly skill-based in focus. Going to a consultation is like having your own private workshop on an academic question or issue you are curious about.


Academic Success Classes

Student Academic Success Services offers several courses for academic credit. These courses help you understand who you are as a learner and help to strategize ways to reach optimum success with your coursework.


Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is a community-based space focused on the academic experiences of first-generation students, students of Color, and American Indian students. MCAE offers holistic support, which includes 1 on 1 mentorship and guidance to assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals. Students meet 1 on 1 with a trained staff member to talk through time management, study skills, cultural expectations, course work, and finding their place on campus and in the world. MCAE is here to get you where you want to be! 


Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC)

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) is a community committed to affirming the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and their diverse communities.  Be apart of a community that supports you with resources to thrive in college, develop leadership skills, participate in professional development activities, and connect with other AAPI students, while centering your AAPI identity.  


International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is the office dedicated to serving the University of Minnesota’s international community. ISSS offers counseling to international students and scholars about academic, career, personal, legal, and family matters.


Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services offers individualized support to help you address factors impacting academic performance that are not necessarily skillbased such as procrastination, motivation, perfectionism, test anxiety, lack of interest, and struggles with professors/TAs.