Academic Learning Center - St. Cloud State University

Academic Learning Center - St. Cloud State University
Academic Learning Center - St. Cloud State University

Academic Learning
Center Office

236 Centennial Hall
(320) 308-4993

8 a.m.- 4 p.m.


The Academic Learning Center's (ALC) mission: provide study and reading assistance to St. Cloud State students to help them become more efficient and effective learners.

We offer assistance in these ways:

  • Courses

    We offer two 2-credit classes that have an instructional computer lab component as part of their academic program, COLL 110, Reading and Study Strategies, and COLL 120, Power Reading.
  • Tutor Program

    We offer individual tutoring in general study strategies, time management, and test taking, as well as subject tutoring for some general education courses. The Academic Learning Center will open for the 2015-2016 academic year beginning Monday, August 31. Click this link for the current schedule, listed in alphabetical order by subject: Tutoring Schedule Fall 2015.

    • There are two ways to arrange a tutoring appointment:
    1. Online at Log in with your StarID and password. If you have trouble logging in please stop in to the tutor center, Centennial Hall 236, or call 320-308-4993.
    2. Check in with the person at the front desk in CH 236.
    • Email with questions or concerns about using the tutor scheduling system.
    • If we do not have a tutor for a subject you need, please fill out an ALC Tutor Request Form and bring it to CH 236, or copy and paste the information on the form into an email, fill it in, and send to Note that some departments, for example, ECC Math and Biology, have their own tutors, and they should be contacted directly for tutoring services.

  • Tutor Training

    We offer tutor training for peer tutors across campus. See our current schedule for training times and topics.

  • Assistance with general study strategies

Students wanting help with general study strategies, such as time management, reading academic texts, note-taking, test preparation, and test anxiety, can arrange one-on-one appointments with a Graduate Assistant. Stop in to Centennial Hall 211B to sign up for an appointment in person or schedule online here: Online Booking. This is also the place to make an appointment if you need to make up work in your COLL 110 or COLL 120 class. Email any questions to


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