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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is the CAS located?

The CAS is located in the basement of the Memorial Library, ML 116.

Do I need my Mavcard?

Yes, bring your Mavcard with when you visit the CAS.

Can I find the CAS online?

Yes the CAS has a website (, a Facebook page (, and a Twitter account (@CAS_MsuMankato).

Why do I need to sign in every time I visit the CAS?

Students are required to check in so that the CAS can keep a record of how many students use the center and for what subjects. Also, if you do not check in for a Writing Center appointment, the system identifies that appointment as "Missed." If you miss or arrive late for two or more appointments, you will be unable to schedule further appointments and can only use the Writing Center on a walk-in basis.

Do I need to make an appointment?

All math, science, and modern language subjects have walk-in hours. Our writing tutors work 1-on-1, so you must schedule an appointment for both in-person and online writing tutoring. Schedule in-person and online appointments here.

What subjects are tutored?

The CAS offers a variety of subjects, including mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, accounting, finance, economics, writing, public speaking, and modern languages. Other subjects are available upon request.

What do you need to bring to the CAS?

Please bring your Mavcard, course books and notes, and the will to learn.

Are children allowed in the CAS?

Please click here to view our child policy.

Can I get private tutoring?

Private tutoring is available upon request.

Can I get help with study skills?

To get help with study skills, contact the CAS to set up an appointment.

How do you hire tutors/what requirements are there to be a tutor?

CAS tutors are MSU students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have received A’s in the classes that they tutor.

How can I become a tutor?

You must fill out an application and complete an interview process. See Become a Tutor for more details.

Do you offer online tutoring?

Yes. Our writing tutors staff the Online Writing Center. We also have a limited number of hours for tutoring in any subject through Smarthinking. See Online Tutoring for more details.

What are the hours for the CAS?

For fall and spring semester, hours are as follows: Monday through Wednesday 9am-7pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am-1pm. We offer drop-in writing consultations in the library (ML 1027) on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 7-9pm. We also offer online evening and weekend hours through our Online Writing Center and Smarthinking.

Hours vary in the summer. See the schedule for more details.

Do you offer tutoring for the GRE and teaching licensure exams?

Tutoring for the GRE and teaching licensure exams is available upon request.

What if I have a complaint or a suggestion about the Center for Academic Success?

The Director of the Center for Academic Success would love to hear from you. Please send us an e-mail at