Academic Support Programs

The Military-Affiliated Student Center is here to support you in your pursuit of academic excellence. Our programs and services are available to all military-affiliated students (veterans, reservists, ROTC, National Guard, and dependents/spouses). For more information about these resources or to begin utilizing these services please email our Academic Success Assistant Chelsea Kies at and set up a coaching appointment today! Below are some student testimonials of how academic coaching has helped them be successful. 

Academic Support Services

Academic Coaching-- Meet with our academic coach, Chelsea Kies! Chelsea is available to meet one-on-one to help students establish effective learning and study skills. Academic coaching is a great resource for students who would like help in creating a structure for their academics and creating accountability. Whether you are being proactive or need to get back on track, coaching can help! Please email Chelsea at to schedule an appointment! 

Tutoring Funding-- We never want finances to get in the way of your academic success.  If you would like to use the Academic Success Center's tutoring services, but you are not in a financial position to pay for tutoring, the Veterans Center can help cover that cost. 

Academic workshops-- Each semester we will offer an Academic Skills Workshop and Math Bootcamps. These workshops will go over time management skills, study habits, exam prep, and any other educational topics that are of interest to students. The Math boot camps are before the Fall semester and give students an opportunity to brush up on their math skills. 

Math Tutoring-- The MASC works with the Math department to bring free math tutoring to our students. Weekly math tutoring will be held at the Memorial Lutheran Church at 4 pm. Tutoring is held right before the weekly dinner, every week, so please stop in for some support. 



Fall 2022 Academic Workshops

Math Bootcamp: For students who need a refresher before College Algebra or students who are taking higher-level math courses. This is a free workshop and will be held on August 25th from 3-5 at the Memorial Lutheran Church right before the Welcome Back Picnic. 

Academic Writing Bootcamp: Been a while since you have written an essay? Or need a refresher on APA, MLA, and other academic writing styles? MASC will be hosting a writing BootCamp in conjunction with our partners at the Writing and Media Center. More information coming!

From the JST to the J.O.B: The military is famous for its jargon and acronyms, so how do you translate that to a civilian resume and in job and internship interviews? We are here to help! MASC will be hosting this workshop in partnership with LAS Career Services on September 6 at 11 am. We will also provide lunch so please make sure to register for this event by Friday, August 26th! Not a LAS major? No problem! Come join us and learn how to translate your JST experience into a civilian resume.

The Writing Process Workshop: The MASC partnered with the ISU Writing and Media Center for this workshop where our MASC Consultant presented the process of writing and tips on different ways one can begin writing their paper. Click this link and you will be directed to our MASC YouTube channel where this video is located and ready to view!

Oral Presentations and Public Speaking: The MASC partnered with the ISU Writing and Media Center for this workshop and our MASC Consultant presented how to create presentations, basic format and tips on layout, and tips on public speaking. Missed the in-person workshop but still need the information? Click this link and you will be directed to our MASC YouTube channel where this video is located and ready for your viewing pleasure!


Academic Coaching Testimonials

Below are stories that Iowa State students were asked to share about their academic coaching experiences. 

"The Academic Coaches at the Veteran Center are patient, kind, and really care. Each meeting I came out feeling more prepared for what was ahead, and I made a lot of ground on life skills like calendaring and to-do lists. Overall I have become a more organized and efficient person thanks to the wonderful peeps here."

"I am a better student because of Chelsea. I also think that there should be a way so that students don't think or be ashamed for getting help."

"I will always be so grateful with Chelsea because she believed in me more than anyone else during these past semesters and she provided me a lot of resources that helped me with a tough semester during 2021. When I thought I was not made for engineering, she changed that thought and transmitted confidence in me. Now I am a more confident person and very secure of who I am and what I can do! Thank you so much Chelsea, you literally changed my life."

Quick Links to Academic Support Services:

Request Academic Coaching

Request a Tutor

Weekly Math Tutoring Dates