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Tutoring and Quiet Study at ACE

Betsy Carter
ACE Learning Services Coordinator | 701-231-5554

Is your student looking for a little extra help in one of their courses? ACE Tutoring and Quiet Study Center is happy to assist! At no additional charge, ACE offers support for more than 100 different courses each semester. Furthermore, students don't need to make appointments; they can simply drop-in whenever they need a little extra help.

The most successful students at NDSU utilize their on-campus resources. In fact, a recent assessment also showed that students who utilized ACE had higher GPAs than their peers. Additionally, the average NDSU student will engage in tutoring or other academic services at least once per month, with ACE seeing over 35,000 students during the 2017-2018 academic year.

There are several options for students wishing to get help with their classes. The most popular service is drop-in tutoring. Students are encouraged to use the online schedule to discover when a tutor for their course will be available. Students may come as often as they would like. Secondly, students wishing to study weekly with classmates may enjoy small group tutoring. Once a request to join small groups is received, every effort will be made to connect the student with a study group based on the student's available times. This is a great way to make new friends and study at the same time. Finally, online tutoring is also available through Smarthinking, which provides students with support outside of regular business hours.

All ACE Tutors are current NDSU students who have performed at the top of their classes and have a passion for student learning. All tutors receive certification and training through the College Reading and Learning Association. Those interested in applying for tutoring positions can fill out an online application

Being prepared is the best way to have a successful tutoring session. Students are encouraged to bring their textbooks and notes and should come with specific questions for the tutors. It is not the ACE tutors job to “give answers” to the students, but instead they will help the student better learn the concepts being covered in their courses. By taking this approach, students can leave ACE confident in their knowledge of the material and can be ready to excel on the next exam or homework assignment.

ACE also has a variety of quiet study areas for students who need an individual study room or a larger group room to study for an exam or work on a project with peers. ACE is proud to offer a computer lab, a dark/low distraction room, and a kinesthetic study room for students who may want to incorporate movement into their learning. Use of these rooms is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: Lower Level of the West Dining Center

Hours: Sunday: 7:00-10:00 pm; Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm; Fridays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Questions: Betsy Carter, Assistant Director for Learning Services, can be reached at or 701-231-5554

Spring 2019 Registration

Registration for the spring 2019 semester is underway! Students with past due account balances are not allowed to register for the upcoming semester, however, there are options available.

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – If you have not already done so, complete this application to request federal financial aid in the form of loans and/or grants. You must be degree seeking and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). To apply, visit 
  • Private Loans – Non-federal, interest-bearing loans through private lenders (e.g. banks). A co-signer with a good credit rating may be required to apply. For more information on Private Loans and to apply, visit
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor – Financial Aid Counselors are available to answer any questions you may have and to help you determine what additional resources may be available. To schedule a personal appointment, please contact One Stop by phone 701.231.6200 or 1-866-924-8969 (toll free) or by email

Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA)

When registering for classes, all students are required to electronically sign the Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA). We strongly encourage students and their families to read this document in its entirety and follow up if they should have any questions.

FOA Highlights:

  • Timely payment, due dates, and late payment fees
  • Financial responsibility and collection practices
  • Attendance/participation and dropping/withdrawing
  • Future registration
  • Release of transcripts and diplomas

Payment Plan

For students that wish to have additional flexibility in making their tuition payment, NDSU offers a payment plan. Enrollment for the Spring semester will begin in mid-December and ends on January 23, 2019.

Payment Plan Highlights:

  • Account must be current (i.e. no past due balances) in order to enroll
  • Cost of enrolling in a payment plan is $30
  • The payment plan divides your charges into three payments, due in February, March, and April. If payment is made by the due date(s), no late payment fees will be placed on account.
  • Students can sign up for email reminders 

Additional information regarding the payment plan may be found at:

Registration Appointments for Spring 2019

Registration for Spring 2019 classes begins Monday, October 29. Appointment times are assigned based on classification and total credits earned.

Students may register anytime on or after their appointment start date. Your student can find their appointment date via their Campus Connection account. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for spring courses. They will be able to find their advisor’s name and contact information via Campus Connection.

If your student has questions about how to view their advisor contact information and their registration appointment time, please visit: 



Student ClassificationAppointment DatesStart Time
Seniors (90+ credits)October 29-October 31                 8:00 am, Monday
Juniors (60-89 credits)November 1-68:00 am, Thursday
Sophomores (27-59 credits)              November 7-128:00 am, Wednesday
Freshman (0-26 credits)November 13-168:00 am, Tuesday
Open EnrollmentNovember 1912:00 am, Monday

NDSU Center for Writers: Supporting Student Writing Across Campus!

Because effective writing and other communication skills are highly valued in the 21st century - on and off campus - the Center for Writers (CFW) offers no-cost, student-centered writing assistance to all NDSU students.

Situated on the lowest level of the main library, the CFW provides a comfortable, quiet space for students to informally discuss their course papers and projects with experienced peer consultants. During 30-minute, one-on-one (or group) consultations, writers can ask questions about specific assignments about focusing, organizing, and developing their ideas, about citing sources, and about improving their proofreading skills. Writers will obtain useful feedback and individualized instruction so that they can better meet the expectations in their college courses and future professions. Consultants can also provide guidance for personal documents such as resumes, cover letters, and application essays for jobs, scholarships, and graduate programs.

We encourage students to make appointments in advance of due dates so that they will have ample time to revise and polish their projects. Students are allowed to schedule two appointments per week, and they may drop in the Center without an appointment to see if a consultant is available. However, appointments scheduled in advance are the best way to ensure that a writing consultant will be ready to work with a student at any given time.

Appointments can be scheduled online through the CFW website at Helpful writing resources are also available on the site for quick reference.

The Center is open during regular school days, with shortened hours on Fridays:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information, call us at (701)-231-7927 or send an email to 

See you at the Center!

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Student Success Programs
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: 1500 15th Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2838 / P.O. Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:14:27 PM
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