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Student services you may be missing out on

With a wide range of options available to Metropolitan State students, everyone can benefit from the opportunities these services offer. Get to know these great services and utilize them to enhance your academic journey.

Tutoring Services

Meet with tutors that can help relieve stress from complicated homework problems and writing assignments. No more headaches and guessing! Metropolitan State offers math, science and computer science centers at the Saint Paul Campus and Midway Center. Writing centers serve students at those locations, as well as at the Minneapolis Campus.

Find a tutoring center

Career Center

With so many degree options, it’s important to research the one that’s right for you. The Career Center’s page features websites listed to help explore occupations, identify skills and learn about different types of majors. The Pathways Program can help students within the insurance and financial services explore career options and skills to secure a job in their chosen field. Webinars, resume resources and online workshops are also available to students looking to enhance their professional skills. In person career counseling is also available.

Find out more about the Career Center

Counseling Services

Student life can be stressful—learn to manage stressors and release anxiety with the help of a counselor. Simply set up an appointment and let the healing begin.

Contact Counseling Services

Student Parent Center  

Find on and off campus resources to navigate the challenges of parenting while in school through the Student Parent Center. Participate in support and discussion groups, find a peer mentor and attend fun family events organized by the center.

Found out more about the Student Parent Center

Academic Advising

Advisers are waiting to assist you with your college plans, financial concerns and your path to achieving your degree.

Set up an appointment with an advisor


TRIO consists of three distinct programs that help make access, retention and graduation possible for first generation students and those with limited income.

  • Upward Bound is targeted at high school students wishing to gain college skills and credits.
  • TRIO’s Student Support Services are committed to helping Metropolitan State students reach their academic goals by supplying extra resources to make success happen.
  • The Power of You provides financial and academic support to transferring students and to those who meet requirements.

Learn more about TRIO

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a food pantry that provides unprepared food directly to students in need who do not have enough to eat. Food for Thought is organized by the Student Parent Center in partnership with Good in the ‘Hood, receiving assistance from the Student Senate and Second Harvest Heartland. It’s open to all Metropolitan State students, located at the Saint Paul Campus, Founders Hall 201A and is open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. The pantry accepts any and all food donations. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

Contact the Student Parent Center at student.parentcenter@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1564 for more information.

New tutoring location at Science Education Center

The Center for Academic Excellence announces the opening of its new tutoring location in Room 122 of the new Science Education Center (SEC). Students may receive appointment-based tutoring in math, science, and information and computer sciences courses at this location. Science and math tutoring in Saint Paul was previously located in LIB 130; that location continues to offer Writing Center tutorials.

For more information contact the Center for Academic Excellence at 651-793-1460 or centerfolk@metrostate.edu. Visit this link to schedule an appointment online.

Tutoring options for Metropolitan State students

Metropolitan State University supports student academic success with several tutoring options:

  • Visit the College of Management to obtain tutoring assistance in accounting, economics, finance and management information systems courses. Call 612-659-7269 for additional information.
  • Visit the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) to obtain tutoring in math, science, writing and computer programming. The CAE employs undergraduate, graduate and faculty tutors. Tutors meet with students in 50 minute sessions and assist in understanding assignments, academic reading and study skills, understanding and applying concepts, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and the writing process. The CAE has three locations: Saint Paul (Library & Learning Center 130), Midway Center (Rooms H and I), and Minneapolis Campus (MEC 4070). To register and schedule tutorials online, visit this link. For additional information call
    651-793-1460, x1.
  • Undergraduate student participating in the TRIO program may obtain academic skills and study strategy support in the TRIO offices. TRIO programs offer a General Tutoring and Study Lab W.I.S.E (Working Independently in a Supportive Environment). Peer tutors assist students as needed to provide ideas, interpretation, support and encouragement to TRIO students. Students must be accepted into the TRIO program in order to use the TRIO General Tutoring and Study Lab W.I.S.E. For more information contact center@metrostate.edu.
  • Metro State students may also find commercial, Web-based tutoring through Smarthinking. To access, login to D2L Brightspace and click on the tutoring widget. Subjects include math, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, finance, statistics, organic chemistry, accounting and writing. Effective Sept. 1, all MnSCU students automatically have access to 15 hours of Smarthinking-based tutoring per year. Learn more at the Smarthinking Web site.

AVID tutors needed!

avid_logo-fin.aiAdvancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), a program that helps prepare middle and high school students for academic success, is currently seeking volunteer and paid tutors to work tutorial sessions twice a week. AVID is offered in 14 Saint Paul Public Schools.

All students will receive 16 hours of tutorial training. College experience preferred. A flyer with more information is available online here.

To learn more, contact joseph.miske@spps.org or call 651-744-1344.

A holistic approach to tutoring at Metropolitan State

CAEMetropolitan State students seeking tutoring have an excellent resource—the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE). With locations at Saint Paul Campus, Midway Center and Minneapolis Campus, the CAE facilitates student success through one on one and small group tutorials in writing, math and science. There is also a testing center for students to take independent study exams and make up tests.

Julie “Jules” Thompson

“Tutoring is for everyone,” says Julie “Jules” Thompson, CAE director. “We help students develop an academic ‘toolbox’ of skills.” According to Thompson, this is done through a holistic approach to tutoring which helps students meet goals by utilizing many different skills. A research paper, for example, may require information gathering skills, critical thinking and writing, and the CAE can assist students at each phase of the process. Continue reading A holistic approach to tutoring at Metropolitan State