University of Minnesota

President's Emerging Scholars Program

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
-George Sheehan

Contact us:
CLA - President's Emerging Scholars
2 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455





President's Emerging Scholars is an advising community within the College of Liberal Arts that provides personalized, holistic, and culturally competent advising that advances academic excellence, campus engagement, and professional development for students placed in our program by the Office of Admissions.

CLA-PES offers:

  • Low-student-to-advisor ratio
  • Peer mentoring
  • First-year Learning-Communities
  • Computer lab
  • Reserved seats in high-demand courses
  • Educational and professional development workshops
  • FREE - 5-day Summer Seminar in June for incoming first year students
  • Scholarships - If students meet all program requirements, students are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship in their first year and a $1,000 scholarship in their fourth year.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

After Hours Drop-in Advising

Drop-in Hours

Monday through Thursday
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Appleby Hall, room 33

After Hours Drop-in is available to all CLA students during fall and spring semesters. It is not available during finals weeks, breaks, or summer.

Regardless of your CLA Student Community assignment, during After Hours you can meet with an Academic Advisor to:

  • Ask a basic question about requirements, policies, and deadlines
  • Get information about other University resources and services
  • Book an appointment with your assigned advisor
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