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How to get help during midterms

We’ve reached the point in the semester where the weather starts getting colder, the days start getting shorter, the tests start getting harder, and the stress of students continues to rise. The middle of the semester can be tough on students as midterms, homework assignments, bills to pay, and the flu season start to weigh us down. Fortunately, K-State has a fantastic resource base to help students make it through these trying times.

  • Academic Achievement Center: Located in 101 Holton Hall, the Academic Achievement Center, is an academic resource provided by the university to help empower students academically through resources, encouragement, and hard work. The Academic Resource Center offers free scheduled and drop-in tutoring led by peer tutors who have excelled in the respective courses. During my freshman year I utilized scheduled tutoring for my Business Calculus class each week. My tutor was friendly and helpful and our small group was able to learn together in a relaxed environment! Students can sign up for tutoring here:

http://www.k-state.edu/aac/tutoring/request-tutor.html. The Academic Achievement Center also offers Educational Support Services to those who qualify and Academic Coaching by a professional team member. More information about the Academic Achievement Center can be found here: http://www.k-state.edu/aac/.

  • Counseling Services: Counseling Services has recently moved to a new location at 1105 Sunset Avenue, room 101. The overarching goal of Counseling Services is to provide brief intervention in a student’s life that may assist in decision making, skill building, or mental health support. The overriding goal for all students is to maintain successful academic progress and personal well-being. Counseling Services provides both short term focused counseling as well as opportunities for support throughout the semester. K-State students may receive up to 4 individual therapy sessions per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). More information about counseling services can be found here: https://www.k-state.edu/counseling/.


  • Lafene Health Center: Lafene Health Center serves as K-State’s cost-effective, physician-directed health and wellness facility. Lafene offers a wide range of acute and preventative services including, illness or injury treatment, laboratory testing, rehab and physical therapy, and X-rays among others. Lafene is located at 1105 Sunset Avenue and appointments can be made through their online portal or by calling 785-352-6544. More information about Lafene Health Center can be found at their website here: https://www.k-state.edu/lafene/.


  • Powercat Financial: Last but not least is Powercat Financial. Located on the third floor of the Student Union, Powercat Financial is a free peer to peer counseling service by students and for students. Powercat Financial’s trained counselors can provide information about budgeting, credit, student loan planning and repayment, and more! Powercat Financial also offers free financial presentations for classes and student organizations. To request an appointment or to check out more of the resources Powercat Financial has to offer, please visit our website here: http://www.k-state.edu/powercatfinancial/.

These are just a few of the resources that K-State has available for students, just like you and me, to be successful. I encourage you to take advantage of these resources, particularly during the more trying times of the semester.

Best of luck on midterms, Wildcats!

Will Orth

Graduate Assistant

Powercat Financial

302 K-State Student Union, Third Floor




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