New Academic Success Center Offers Free Services to Students

Inside the Academic Success Center Main Area

In an area a third the size of a football field, the new Academic Success Center opened its doors for 6,700 students attending the College this fall. Looking over this large, ultra-modern space with its dedicated technologies, users can quickly see where they belong. And they can see the $156 spent per square foot.

Nearly 60 part-time tutors join the director and staff members in making sure students can obtain individualized support.


The services are available to Minneapolis College students at no cost.

This innovative space offers students:

  • Tutoring in writing, math, biology, nursing and an array of additional subjects
  • A new computer lab with tutoring support to assist students in building digital literacy
  • A speech practice lab with recording equipment
  • Individual and group study areas
  • Course placement testing and tutoring
  • Online tutoring and tutor facilitated study groups
  • A computer lab providing assistance with computer-related questions including support with online and computer courses and using key computer applications needed to succeed in college
  • Regular mini-sessions on topics in mathematics, English, chemistry, study skills and digital literacy.


“The Academic Success Center is committed to providing a modern, comfortable and safe learning environment with state-of-the-art equipment and technology,” said Dr. Gail O’Kane, vice president of Academic Affairs.

“Our goal is to assist students in learning more effectively and independently and support the College’s more than 110 educational programs which are organized into eight Schools within the College,” O’Kane continued.

Come Up and See It

It is an accessible space located on the third floor of the T Building (T.3200). 

Minneapolis College and Minnesota State Colleges & Universities staff worked with architects from LHB Corporation. Brennan Companies served as general contractor on the project. 

For more information, visit the Academic Success Center webpage.