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Academic Advising

Each department at MSU has a team of dedicated advisors who help guide students through their academic careers.

While studying at MSU, you will meet with an academic advisor at least once a year to plan your classes and discuss any questions or concerns.

To schedule an appointment:

  1. Go to and log in with your MSU NetID and password
  2. Click "Get Advising" in the upper right corner of the Student Success Dashboard home page
  3. Follow the steps for creating an appointment. You and your advisor will receive confirmation emails regarding the scheduled appointment.

Important things to remember:

  • Prepare in advance. Know what questions you have and what information you need.
  • Be on time for your scheduled appointment. 
  • If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, be sure to cancel so that the appointment can be offered to another student.
  • Know your requirements. Check Academic Programs, Degree Navigator, or major checklists.
  • As you and your advisor finish your discussion, make sure you summarize the key action points you've agreed on such as selecting specific courses, beginning foreign language study, visiting Career Services, or applying for the teacher certification option.
  • Ask your advisor when you should plan to meet again and don't hesitate to get back in touch sooner if needed!