Michigan State University employs academic advising professionals with advanced degrees in counseling, education, university administration and related fields. Our academic advisers are available to help students plan an academic program that meets their educational and professional goals and to provide them with information they need to make wise educational and personal decisions. Advisers can help students explore engineering majors and career options. They can also direct students to important campus resources for assistance with test-taking, study skills, career planning and much more.
Academic advisers are here to guide students along the way, but remember, students are responsible for making their own decisions during college regarding courses to take, which major(s) to pursue, and when to see an adviser. Students are responsible for keeping current with curriculum changes, including course schedules and progress towards the degree.
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To see what we do, what you need to do and when,
Preparing for your academic advising session:
Before visiting your adviser, you should:
- Reflect on how you are doing in your classes.
- Review the requirements for the majors that interest you.
- Think about any questions you might have about your major, the College of Engineering, or the University.
- During annual enrollment (in the spring) think about classes you might be interested in taking during the summer and next year.
In the spring of each academic year, students enroll in classes for the next academic year (fall and spring semesters). This worksheet is designed to help you plan your future academic schedule.
- Apply for aid
- Enrollment changes
- Graduate fellowships, stipends and GAs
- Graduate provisional admission
- How scholarships affect your aid
- Satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
- Scholarship Searches
- Student loans
- Work Study and work