2024-25 Academic Catalog

Center for Academic Excellence


The major purpose of the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is to help Mississippi State University students improve their academic performance. CAE offers both credit courses and non-credit services to graduate and undergraduate students. For more information, contact the CAE office at (662) 325-2957 or come to the first floor of the YMCA Building.

Credit Classes. The primary focus of the credit classes of the Center for Academic Excellence is to assist in retention of students by strengthening their reading and studying efficiency. LSK 1023 College Reading and Study Skills emphasizes development of time management, vocabulary, note taking, test preparation and other study skills. CAE offers a one-hour study skills course, LSK 1011. In addition, the center offers LSK 1001 Freshman Seminar, a one hour course designed to orient incoming freshmen to the university.

Non-credit Laboratory Services. CAE offers tutoring in all subject areas. Special assistance is available in all areas of English, mathematics and statistics, chemistry, physics, and preparation for professional examinations. These services are free to all MSU students.