All students at Northwestern can receive tutoring and academic assistance from the ALPHA Center.
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Tutoring and Testing

Welcome to the Academic Learning Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) Center at University of Northwestern. The ALPHA Center supports the University of Northwestern community through a variety of student services including, but not limited to, the following:

For more information, contact the ALPHA Center Program Manager.


Carol Steinbach, ALPHA Center Program Manager
E-mail: alphacenter@unwsp.edu


Writing Tutoring
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Check the Online Scheduler for more information or to make an appointment.

Summer and holiday hours vary; please call ahead, 651-628-3316.

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Testing Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or by appointment
Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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    Academic Resource Links

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    Student Information

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    Tutoring & Coaching FAQs

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    ADA / Disability Services (DOSS)

    Northwestern's disability support services are able to provide a broad range of accommodations and resources for students.

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