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There are a variety of on-campus resources listed below that can help you succeed academically at NDSU.

Begin with your instructor

Always start by talking with the instructor of the course in which you are having difficulty. Your instructor may be able to assist you him or herself or get you connected with someone who can.

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Your Academic Adviser

Your academic advisor may be able to help you assess your course load, refer you to campus services, or offer some study suggestions.

Wondering who your academic advisor is? You can view your advisor's name and contact information on Campus Connection under "Student Center."

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ACE (Academic Collegiate Enhancement)

West Dining Center, lower level

  • ACE offers free, drop-in tutoring in a group setting for many 100 & 200 level courses
  • No appointment necessary! For a complete list of subjects and times that are offered, see the ACE Tutoring Schedule
  • ACE provides study space for a variety of learning preferences and needs!  There are individual, double, and group study rooms, a kinesthetic learning room, a low-light study room, a computer cluster, and a quiet study area.  Reservations for study spaces are not made. 
  • For more information, call 701-231-5499

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Advising Resource Center

Memorial Union 122

  • Information about general education requirements, academic policies, how to add/change a major or adviser.
  • Guidance about academic tracks.



Center for Writers

Library lower level, Room 6

  • Writing consultations for any subject area
  • Assistance with outlining, research, grammar, style and formatting
  • Students can schedule an appointment by visiting the office, emailing, or calling 701-231-7927

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Counseling Center

Ceres Hall 212

  • Study skills classes
  • Personal counseling/Academic counseling
  • Career planning classes and counseling
  • Test anxiety seminars
  • To make an appointment or for questions and concerns, call 701-231-7671

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Disability Services

Wallman Wellness Center 170

  • Determine eligibility for accommodations and services for individuals with disabilities
  • Provide individual consultation regarding the possible presence of a disability
  • To make an appointment or for questions and concerns, call 701-231-8463

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Department Assistance

Many departments offer tutoring or help sessions for specific subjects. Contact the specific academic departments or your course instructor to inquire what departmental assistance may be available.

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Math Tutoring

West Dining Center 20

  • Free drop-in group tutoring for Math 102-266.
  • No appointment necessary.  See the tutoring schedule.
  • Teaching Assistants (TAs) are available for many Math courses.  The Math TA room is Minard Hall, room 408E40.  View the TA office schedule.

NDSU Libraries

  • Staff available to assist with research and library navigation.
  • Online databases, eJournals, and more online tools available.

Office of Multicultural Programs

Memorial Union 178

  • One-on-one tutoring for multicultural students and students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Laptop loan program.
  • Information about financial aid and scholarships specific to multicultural students.

Online Tutoring Through Smarthinking

  • Chat live with a tutor or submit a question up to 24 hours a day.
  • Tutors are available for a wide range of subjects including Math, Accounting, Statistics, Finance, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, and office applications.
  • Five hours of free tutoring are provided each semester to undergraduate students.

Technology Learning & Media Center (TLMC)


  • Provided one-on-one and small-group assistance with technology-related course work and class projects
  • Assistance with multimedia projects, including audio and video capture, editing, and conversion
  • Students may walk-in or schedule an appointment by calling 701-231-6327

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TRiO-Student Support Services

Ceres Hall 319

  • Student Support Services offers academic assistance for eligible students
  • Free tutoring and small-group instruction is available in a variety or course areas
  • Courses in basic computer skills, study skills, and reading improvement are also available
  • For more information regarding eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, call 701-231-8028

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Standards for Academic Honesty and Integrity at NDSU

The NDSU academic community operates on the basis of honesty, integrity, and fair play.  Students should have a good understanding of Policy 335:  Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct as well as the honor codes that exist for many of the university's colleges.  

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Orientation and Student Success
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8379 or Toll free: +1 (800) 488-NDSU menu option 2 / Fax: (701) 231-6253
Campus address: West Dining Center Lower Level
Physical/delivery address: 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5260 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Orientation and Student Success

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:01:49 PM