FAQPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/carts/advising/faq.html
College of Arts and Humanities Advising: Frequently Asked Questions
How do I declare my major?
To declare your major visit the department of the major you want to declare. You will then also be assigned an academic advisor.
|Department||Office #||Phone #|
|Art||Nelson Hall 135||(507)389-6412|
|Communication Studies||Armstrong Hall 230||(507)389-2213|
|English||Armstrong Hall 230||(507)389-2217|
|Humanities||Armstrong Hall 230||(507)389-2217|
|Mass Media||Nelson Hall 136||(507)389-6417|
|Music||Performing Arts 202||(507)389-5867|
|Interdisciplinary Studies||Armstrong Hall 230||(507)389-2213|
|Philosophy||Armstrong Hall 227||(507)389-2012|
|Scandinavian Studies||Armstrong Hall 227||(507)389-2216|
|Theatre and Dance||Performing Arts 201||(507)389-1608|
|World Languages and Cultures||Armstrong Hall 227||(507)389-2116|
I don't know who my advisor is, how do I find out?
To determine who your advisor is, go to the MSU Website, and under Current STudents, select E-Services. Once you are there, enter your Star ID and password. You will then be taken to your studen account. Select "Courses and Registration" from the left column, and then click on "View/Modify Class Schedule." Your advisor's name will appear at the top of your schedule. If you do not have an advisor assigned, contact the main office of your major to request one.
When and how am I admitted to my major?
Remember, declaring and being admitted to your major are different things.
- To declare your major visit the department of the major you want to declare (See: How do I declare my Major)
- To be admitted, each program has specific requirements for admission to the major. Many have formal application processes, GPA, pre-requisite courses, and credit requirements. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog, department webpage, and information provided within each department for more details. It is very important to work closely with your advisor to prepare for timely admission to your chosen major.
What do I do if I get placed on academic warning or probation?
Academic warning occurs if your cumulative local GPA drops below 2.0 or your cumulative completion rate drops below 67%. You should receive email notification from the Academic Affairs Office and the College Advising Office if this occurs, and you should also monitor your progress closely each time you receive your grade reports. The first step in addressing academic warning or probation is to make an appointment with the College Advising Office, 507-389-1712. They will help you assess your needs and options, and guide you through the academic warning/probation advising process. Be aware that a hold will be placed on your record until you successfully complete this process.
I am trying to register and there is a hold on my account. What do I do? Registration Holds
Registration holds are placed on student's accounts for several different reasons. To determine if you have any outstanding holds, check your E-services account. After logging in, select "Courses & Registration," and "Check Registration Holds" to determine if you currently have any holds.
|0031||Unpaid Balance||Campus Hub||(507)389-1866|
|0060||Collection Agency||Cashier's Office||(507)389-2259|
|0038||Financial Aid (Codes 41, 139, 165)||Campus Hub||(507)389-1866|
|0005||Immunization||Student Health Services||(507)389-6276|
|0058||International Student||Kearny International Center||(507)389-1281|
|0013||Orientation||New Student & Family Programs||(507)389-5498|
|0022||Overdue Resource Material||Memorial Library||(507)389-5064|
|0061||Post-Secondary Enrollment||New Student & Faculty Programs||(507)389-5498|
|0001||Probation (Arts & Humanities Majors)||New Student & Faculty Programs||(507)389-1712|
|0002||Academic Suspension||Academic Affairs||(507)389-1333|
|0093||Academic Warning (Arts and Humanities Majors)||Academic Advising Office||(507)389-1712|
How do I get permission to take more than 18 credits in a semester?
The Undergraduate Credit Hour Overload Request Form may be obtained from the Registration Help Center (1st Floor of Wigley Administration Building) or it may be downloaded from the Forms page at http://www.mnsu.edu/registrar/forms/ug_overload.pdf. This form must be completed, signed by your faculty advisor, chairperson (and Dean if your request is over 21 Credits
How do I enroll in an upper division (3/400 level) course if I haven't been admitted into a major
Enrollment in uppder division courses without admission to a major requires permission from the respective department chairperson. This permission is temporary, and only applies to the term it is granted.
I'm a transfer student. How do I find out how my credits will fit into the requirements at MSU and those of my major?
General transfer evaluations are done by the Office of the Registrar for each transfer student. This general transfer audit will indicate how your credits fulfill the General Education requirements at MSU. Transfer courses that may be related to your major must be evaluated within the department to determine if course substitutions or waivers will be allowed. Be sure to provide this information for review to your advisor, department chair, or designee far in advance of registration, so you know your standing within the major. Check with the department for their specific process and timelines.