Maverick Success Program

The Maverick Success Program (MSP) is an intentional advising program for select admitted students that provides individualized academic support. This program is tailored to provide comprehensive assistance and guidance, ensuring that every student has the resources and support needed to thrive during their first year at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Students are required to meet regularly with an assigned academic advisor during their first two semesters. MSP advisors help students develop and implement strategies for academic success, create a plan of study, receive one-on-one assistance with class registration, and successfully acclimate to Minnesota State Mankato.


Personalized Advising

Each student is assigned an advisor who guides them through the challenges of their first year. Advisors offer academic advice, emotional support, and practical tips to navigate the transition to college life.

Academic Resources

Access to a rich repository of academic resources, including tutoring services, MavPASS, and workshops. These resources are curated to address common challenges faced by first-year students, fostering a positive and conducive learning environment.

Goal Setting and Planning

The program assists students in setting realistic academic and personal goals. Through regular check-ins and goal-setting sessions, students can track their progress and stay motivated throughout the academic year.

Workshops and Seminars

Specialized workshops and seminars cover essential skills such as time management, study techniques, and stress management. These sessions equip students with the tools they need to overcome academic challenges and build a strong foundation for their college career.

Peer Support Network

Connecting struggling first-year students with a peer support network allows them to share experiences and insights. This sense of community fosters a supportive environment where students can learn from each other and build lasting connections.

Progress Monitoring

Regular assessments and progress reports help identify areas of improvement and ensure that the necessary interventions are implemented promptly. This proactive approach allows students to address challenges before they become overwhelming.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Recognizing that every student's journey is unique, the program offers flexibility in its approach. It adapts to the changing needs of students, ensuring that the support provided remains relevant and effective.

By participating in the Maverick Success Program, struggling first-year students can embark on their academic journey with confidence, knowing that a dedicated support system is in place to help them overcome challenges and achieve success.

Watch this brief video to learn more about the Maverick Success Program.

Recently accepted as an MSP student?

Please respond to the Admissions email with confirmation of your future attendance and return a signed copy of the MSP contract (in the same email). You’ll receive additional information via email after you’ve registered for a new student campus orientation session. Campus orientation information is available here.