Academic Advising at MSU

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Academic Counselors and Advising Contacts

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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 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 the Student-Athletes Academic Coordinator 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.  The Student-Athletes Academic Coordinator is officed in Tutoring and Academic Support Programs.

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The Tutoring & Academic Support Programs provides academic programming for:

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