The Minot State Academic Support Center (ASC), located in the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, is a one-stop location for student tutoring and academic assistance programs.   

Students, staff and faculty can schedule an appointment with ASC staff by using Starfish (students only), by email, or by phone. 

Students should make academic accommodations for the upcoming/current semester as soon as possible by scheduling an Access Services appointment. More information regarding the application process for accommodations can be found here.

The mission of the Academic Support Center is to guide students in achieving success and reaching their academic goals by providing student-centered programming and academic assistance to the entire student body.

Supports Include:

Academic Advising
The Academic Support Center provides advising services to undeclared, general studies, and pre-nursing students. The center also assists with general advising questions and prepares advising resources for the campus.

Access Services
Access Services promotes self-awareness, self-determination, and self-advocacy, while ensuring individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities, and activities as all others. Students are assisted in making reasonable accommodations and/or adjustments to meet their individual needs.

ASC Workshops
The Academic Support Center (ASC) Workshops are designed to provide students with an interactive experience to enhance their academic learning and student success. Workshops are organized by topic and designed to meet the demands of college-level academics.

Career Services
Career Services offers career guidance, cover letter and resumeé assistance, resources in career exploration, employment opportunities, mock interviews, and goal planning.

Engagement Honor Roll
The Engagement Honor Roll is an opportunity for undergraduate students to receive recognition for the engagement activities they participate in, through inclusion of this distinction on their transcripts.

Peer Tutoring
Our peer tutoring program seeks to empower students in their pursuit of becoming independent learners. Tutors assist students with study tips, tools and resources to help them gain a better understanding of subject matter.

POWER Student Support Services
POWER is funded by a TRiO-Student Support Services grant from the U.S. DOE and helps Americans who are low-income, first-generation college students, or have a documented disability enter college, graduate, and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. POWER is here to strengthen and inspire students as they embark on their higher education journey.

Starfish is a communication tool which allows instructors to give praise or raise concerns regarding students’ academic performance. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from appropriate campus/community resources. An online scheduling feature is also available in Starfish.

Student of the Month
The ASC Student of the Month has been established in order to recognize the outstanding contributions of the many student leaders working with the Academic Support Center programs. Please nominate an ASC student leader you feel has gone above and beyond.

The Writing Center
The best way to improve writing skills is through constructive feedback from engaged readers. Peer writing tutors can be those readers as they offer strategies to assist with any writing project, from help with content, organization, and focus to grammar, mechanics, and formatting.