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How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

NO ADVISING AVAILABLE Fall Break Days Monday, October 25, 2021, and Tuesday, October 26, 2021


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The appointment system opens up 14 days in advance. If you do not see anything open, it means that the advisor is full for the next 14 days. You must schedule an appointment 24 hours in advance. 

To schedule an appointment with your advisor

  1. Go to https://student.msu.edu/ and log in with your MSU NetID and password.
  2. Click the "Academic Progress" tile from the Students homepage. 
  3. Click the tab on the left, labeled "Advising/Tutoring Appointments."
  4. To schedule a new appointment, click "Create New Appointment."
  5. Fill out the "New Appointment" section details. 
  6. Select an advisor meeting your criteria. 
  7. After reviewing the appointment details, click "Book It!"
  • You will receive an email with an appointment confirmation once you click “Book It!”
  • You also need to make sure you are registered for two-factor authentication (2FA). Students who are not registered will be prompted to do so before logging in. Register or learn more at these links.

Note: If the appointment is successfully created, a green box will show at the bottom confirming. If the appointment was not successfully created, a red box and pop-up will occur notifying you the appointment was not created. Visit the Student Guide for Scheduling Advising/Tutoring Appointments for additional assistance with scheduling appointments and viewing drop-in availability.

Engineering Exploratory Preference

Exploring Engineering majors at MSU? Email explore@egr.msu.edu.


Applied Engineering Sciences

Joyce Samuel, 1424 Engineering Building, 517-432-1352, samueljo@msu.edu


Chemical Engineering

Lindsay Naylor, G66 Wilson Hall, 517-432-4916, naylorli@msu.edu


Civil Engineering

Sharita Williamson, G65 Wilson Hall, 517-355-3274, will1809@msu.edu


Computational Data Science

Billy Massey, G63 Wilson Hall, 517-432-6204, masseybi@msu.edu


Computer Engineering

CPE students will need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on year at MSU.

1st Year - John Denny, G62 Wilson Hall, 517-432-1355, dennyjoh@msu.edu 

2nd - 4th Year - Sean Fochtman, 2212 Engineering Building, 517-355-5242, fochtma3@msu.edu


Computer Science

CSE students need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on the student’s last name.

Last Name A-He - Titun R. Maiti, 3201 Engineering Building, 517-353-5455, titun@msu.edu 

Last Name Hi-Pa – Billy Massey, G63 Wilson Hall, 517-432-6204, masseybi@msu.edu

Last Name Pe-Z – Liz Kubias, G64 Wilson Hall, 517-884-8031, kubias@msu.edu


Electrical Engineering

EE students will need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on year at MSU.

1st Year - John Denny, G62 Wilson Hall, 517-432-1355, dennyjoh@msu.edu 

2nd - 4th Year - Sean Fochtman, 2212 Engineering Building, 517-355-5242, fochtma3@msu.edu

 


Environmental Engineering

Sharita Williamson, G65 Wilson Hall, 517-355-3274, will1809@msu.edu


Materials Science & Engineering

Lindsay Naylor, G66 Wilson Hall, 517-432-4916, naylorli@msu.edu


Mechanical Engineering

ME students will need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on earned credits.

0-55 credits - Jeffrey Tsang, G68 Wilson Hall, 517-432-1353, tsangjef@msu.edu 

56+ credits - Gaile Griffore, 2560 Engineering Building, 517-355-3338 (Call for an appointment), gaile@msu.edu

Minor in Energy 

John Denny, G62 Wilson Hall, 517-432-1355, dennyjoh@msu.edu

Minor in Materials Science & Engineering 

Lindsay Naylor, G66 Wilson Hall, 517-432-4916, naylorli@msu.edu

Minor in Information Technology

Liz Kubias, G64 Wilson Hall, 517-884-8031, kubias@msu.edu

Minor in Computer Science

Titun R. Maiti, 3201 Engineering Building, 517-353-5455, titun@msu.edu

 

If you are a transfer student who has NOT been directly admitted to the College of Engineering but are planning to pursue an engineering major, you can schedule an advising appointment with the following advisor(s):

Lindsay Naylor, naylorli@msu.edu, G66 Wilson Hall, 517-432-4916

If you are a directly admitted transfer student to the College of Engineering, please go back to the advising page and select "Students that have been formally admitted to the College of Engineering" to schedule your advising appointment.


Advising Information


How often should I meet with my advisor?

We suggest that you meet with your advisor regularly, at least once a semester, to receive assistance with major selection, schedule planning, utilizing MSU resources, career planning and much more!  Anytime you may have an academic question you should contact your advisor, while some questions can be handled by email, many issues benefit from a face-to-face conversation.

How should I prepare for my advising appointment?

Before visiting your advisor, you should:

  • Reflect on how you are doing in your classes.
  • Review the degree program 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.  Click here (.doc) and print the schedule planning worksheet to help you plan your future academic schedule.

Your advisor is assigned to you based on your major and class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). If you're a member of the Honors College, you will have a specific advisor for that program in addition to your College of Engineering advisor.


New Student Orientation Information


Our academic advisors look forward to meeting each one of you at New Student Orientation (NSO)!  There, you will be able to meet with us individually to address your immediate concerns and resolve many issues on the spot.  In addition to helping formulate your first year of classes, our professional staff will also give an overview of the College of Engineering -- including the many services and opportunities you will find as a Spartan Engineering student.

Future students on an MSU AOP tour
Future students on an MSU New Student Orientation tour.

For most of you, NSO will be the first of many ongoing meetings with your academic advisor.  You will begin the process of working together with us to set goals for your academic, professional and personal life.  It is our belief that the College of Engineering and Michigan State University will change your life for the better if you set strong goals and strive to achieve them.  You are in charge of this process, and we are here to encourage you in whatever way we can.

The Handbook for Engineering Students for Fall 2020 (.pdf) is a reference guide to familiarize freshman and transfer students with the College of Engineering at Michigan State University.

The New Student Orientation website, http://orientation.msu.edu/, will give you more information and help you get ready for orientation.