Advising Process in the MAC
Most first year students will be seen in the Mustangs Advising Center (The MAC) or in a professional college. After the first year, you will be advised by your major department.
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Continuing students, who have not yet been transitioned to their major department, will make an appointment to see a MAC Academic Advisor. Come in during early advising to get a head start. You can schedule an appointment by calling 940-397-4461.
Once your Academic Advisor has approved your classes, you will be given an advisor approved schedule with a list of approved recommended classes to take for the semester you will be attending.
Use the New Student Advising Checklist.
New Student Academic Advising: Take advantage academic advising and registration early.
New student academic advising typically begins in early April for fall/summer semesters and early November for spring semester. Don’t wait till the last minute to think about what classes you need to take for the semester. It’s always easier to stay on track if you plan ahead!
1) Individual Advising Appointment at MSU
This is your best option. When you set up an appointment to meet with your MAC Advisor, you have chance to talk one on one with your Academic Advisor. You can ask the questions you have about your program, find out what classes you need for your major/program, and what to expect from your first year.
Advantages of individual advising
2) On-Line Advising in the MAC
Online advising is an option for those with extenuating circumstances. Please contact the MAC office at 940-397-4461 and ask to speak with a MAC Advisor or email the MAC at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked to fill out an on-line advising survey, in which you will also indicate your preference for advising: by email or using SKYPE.
3) Advising during M.O.R.E Orientation
Although academic advising is available at the end of M.O.R.E Orientation, it is typically done in groups or short on-on-one appointments during a very short time. This is the least desirable of these options, because there is typically on time for basic advising information and questions.
Once you have an Approved Recommended Schedule, you are responsible for enrolling in your classes online, using WebWorld. Exceptions: Students with TSI holds or overrides will need to register in person at the Mustangs Advising Center in McCullough Hall.