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Rasmussen University Online Library
Rasmussen University Online Library

First-Generation College Student Guide

Resources and Support

Help is just a click away!

You will have both in-person and 24/7 virtual access to everything you need, from academics to financial aid here at Rasmussen University. You will have a student advisor throughout college. experience. Advisors can help with course scheduling, financial aid, and learning support. The online Student Portal is the gateway to a variety of self-service tools, from course materials, grades, account balance, financial aid, and library resources to career help and even 24/7 tech help.

You've come to the right place! Check out all these tabs to familiarize yourself with our resources.


Advisor Support

Student Advisors can help:

  • Answer general school-related questions, as well as questions about University policies and procedures.
  • Prepare student schedules each quarter while monitoring progress to graduation.
  • Help students stay on track for a timely graduation date.
  • Track attendance, grades, and success in courses
  • Make customized recommendations for tutoring and other academic assistance
  • Advise students who are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for basic Financial Aid questions
  • Support and advocate for students when "life happens"
  • Facilitate registration for test-outs
  • Help with Laptop/ Desktop requirements

How do I know who my Student Advisor is? 

Want to learn how to be a successful student?  A Student Peer Educator can help!

Peer Educators are available for all Rasmussen University students for free.

Peer Educators can:

  • Support new students as they learn the ropes of college life.
  • Show new students how to balance life’s obligations along with school to be successful in their education
  • Share strategies that have worked for them and help new students develop their own strategies for:
    • navigating online courses
    • managing time effectively
    • effective reading, note-taking, studying, and test-taking
    • proper channels of communication
  • In short, a New Student Peer Educator can show new students what it takes to be a successful student.

How do I connect with a New Student Peer Educator?

  • You will make an appointment with a New Student Peer Educator in Tutor Match.
    • From the Student Portal, select Tutoring under the Resources section.  
    • In Tutor Match, choose Peer Educator from the Topic menu then from the Subject drop-down menu select either CBE or traditional.


Tutors are available for all Rasmussen University students for free. Students can get tips and tricks from peers who have been there. 

Wish you had the inside scoop on what to expect? ..... Not sure what you need? .....Want to polish up your learning skills? ..... Want to work smarter, not harder?


Make an appointment with a tutor!


  • Don’t wait until the last minute to seek a tutor’s help.
    • Don’t let the issue compound and become an even bigger issue.
    • Use tutoring early and often.

 There's an APP for Tutoring called Brainfuse!

The Personal Support Center is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

To contact the Personal Support Center or PSC, students can:

Personal Support Center can help you with:

  • Login issues
  • Password issues
  • Software installation
  • Online course navigation issues
  • Email issues
  • Browser and operating systems issues
  • Assignment submission issues
  • Assignment archive retrieval
  • FTP account setup
  • Textbook shipment
  • eTextbook access
  • Digital course content questions

Online Guides

24/7 online access to subject and program-specific resources.


Locate and bookmark the Student Success Guide. This guide has everything a new student needs to be academically successful.

Click around & explore: 


This guide has been designed to help you navigate through a variety of different writing assignments. It will take you through each step of the writing process, from start to finish. You'll also find tools and resources that can help you along the way.


Find everything students need to know about the APA Citation Style in Rasmussen's APA Guide including:


Rasmussen University has a guide for every program offered at Rasmussen University.  Find yours using the following link and bookmark it:

Guides can also be accessed in the Resources tab in any online class or on the Rasmussen University Library page.



Answers (FAQ's) is a database of questions that Rasmussen students and staff ask frequently, plus our answers! If your question has already been asked, you will find the answer that was given. If your question is "new," we will provide you with an answer via email, and that question/answer will become part of the database for others' benefit!

This database is available for students 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.  

Bookmark it here:

Additional Resources

Need a little help with Microsoft Office Applications? 


Microsoft Office Help & Training offers support for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook email.