All MSU students have an advising hold placed on their accounts when early registration begins for every term. To clear the hold, students will need to reach out to their Academic Advisor to discuss their course schedule and progress toward degree.


Reach out to the advisor you worked with last semester. If you have been assigned a faculty advisor, please contact them directly.  Need help? For the name of your assigned advisor, login to Navigate. If you need more assistance, email


The link provided below is for professional advisors and department contacts only. 

Click on the button below, find your major, and click on the Scheduling Link provided.  

If no scheduling link is provided, use the email for your advising contact instead.

The scheduling link will take you to a login page for Navigate;  use your MSU Portal login credentials.   If you are having problems logging in, go to the MSU Portal Login help page.

If you have met with your advisor and now need help registering for classes, please go to the Web Registration Instructions page.  

Academic Advising Mission

The mission of the MSU Texas Academic Advising Program is to provide effective, timely, and accurate academic advising and to positively impact student achievement and retention. The Academic Counselor will help students develop a strong foundation of knowledge of all university, core, and major/minor requirements to ensure that they complete these requirements in a timely and mindful way.  The Academic Counselor will use a confident and caring approach to foster self-sufficiency and leadership skills in students so that they will be able to meet their goals.  With Academic Counselor support, students will:

  • explore educational options and identify goals;
  • review accurate, timely information regarding course schedules;
  • learn about campus support services and out of class learning opportunities;
  • attain their academic goals;
  • value diversity and ethical behavior.
Academic Advising Model

MSU’s Academic Advising model relies on Academic Counselors assigned to each college and reporting to college Deans to coordinate student progress toward their degree. Undecided students are advised through the Tutoring & Academic Support Programs Office.

Student-athletes work with an Academic Counselor (or faculty advisor) to create a course schedule; once they have done so, they must meet with their Student-Athlete Academic Advisor who will check schedules and transcripts to ensure the students are attempting reasonable course-loads, making progress toward their degrees, and remaining compliant with NCAA regulations. 

Student-Athletic Academic Advisors are assigned to each student-athlete based on their sport:

  • Kurt Portmann ( Basketball (Men's and Women's), Golf (Men's and Women's), Tennis (Men's and Women's), and Men's Soccer, and Volleyball.  
  • Amanda Snodgrass ( Football, Cross Country and Track, Softball, and Women's Soccer.

The Student-Athlete Academic advisors are located in D.L. Ligon Coliseum, Room #134.

Already enrolled and need academic support?

The office of Tutoring & Academic Support Programs (TASP) provides academic programming for:

  • Academic Referrals
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Advising for Undecided Majors
  • First-year seminars: College Connections & Skills for Success