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The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a fragrance-free environment.

Cologne, perfume, scented lotions, and other chemical fragrances can make some people sick, especially those with asthma, chemical sensitivities or allergies, or other respiratory ailments. Please refrain from wearing/using fragrances when you're at any of our Tutoring or Testing Center locations.

The Type of Service We Provide

The ability to write clearly and concisely is essential for success in any field of study. Metropolitan State University's writing centers provide free writing support for current students. Tutors are faculty, graduate, and experienced peer writing consultants whose flexibility meets the needs of inexperienced and proficient writers wanting to become more skilled. The tutors can provide constructive feedback and coach you on the following writing tasks:

  • Analyzing an assignment and organizing ideas
  • Narrowing and focusing a topic
  • Formulating a thesis
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Transitions
  • Looking critically at sentence structure, diction, and grammar
  • Revising and editing strategies

NOTE: We allow students a maximum of one writing tutorial per course per day.

Tutors do not provide editing services. Tutors are not allowed to alter the content of any document. Rather, tutors will teach you strategies for effective editing and proofreading.

Location and Contact Information:

Appointment Tutoring: Our St. Paul campus location is within the Center for Academic Excellence on the main floor of the library building (room 130). Our Midway campus location is on the lower level (room I). Our Minneapolis Location is in the Management Education Center (room 4070). The Writing Center specializes in face-to-face tutoring that offers you the most comprehensive learning.

To schedule an appointment, please choose from the following options:

  1. Give us a call during business hours! A member of our talented front-desk staff would be happy to assist you in registering and scheduling an appointment over the phone. Our number is 651-793-1460.
  2. Send us an email! You may also send appointment requests to: centerfolk@metrostate.edu. Please provide: your name, StarID, course number, course name, instructor name, and desired appointment time(s).
  3. Schedule your own tutoring appointment, day or night! You can schedule a 50-minute face-to-face appointment by pointing your browser to https://metrostate.mywconline.net

The first time you visit this online scheduling system, you will register an account for services. Once registered, you will be able to schedule, modify, and cancel your appointments easily.

Please download our CAE guide to online scheduling for tutorials to walk you through the registration and scheduling process, and let us know if we can help you through it!

NOTE: Tutors may not be able to cover a paper longer than 6 pages in the allotted time.

General Information:

We are pleased to offer eTutoring services. To schedule a phone tutorial, eTutorial, or face-to-face appointment visit us at https://metrostate.mywconline.net.

Accommodations for people with disabilities may be requested by calling Disability Services at 651-793-1540 (voice) or 651-772-7687 (TTY/TDD) or by emailing disability.services@metrostate.edu

Disability related testing accommodations for testing services on the Saint Paul, Midway, or Minneapolis campuses may be obtained through the Disability Services office.

Placement assessment tests and graduate admissions assessments may be scheduled through the Placement Assessment office.


Writing Center Schedules - Fall 2015

Open dates: September 8 - December 12 (Closed November 21 - November 29)
The CAE is closed 1 pm - 2 pm Daily
Location: Saint Paul Midway Minneapolis
Monday 2 pm –  8 pm Monday 2 pm –  6 pm Monday -
Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday  
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm Thursday 10 am – 8 pm Thursday -
Friday - Friday - Friday -
Saturday - Saturday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday -
Appointment availability:
Appointments are available on both a pre-scheduled and
walk-in basis; however, walk-in session availability is limited during busy times of the semester.

To pre-schedule an appointment, visit http://metrostate.mywconline.net/
Room Number:
Room L130, Library Building
Room I (basement)
New Main L103
700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108
700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
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