Academic Advising

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Academic Advising

Academic advising is a teaching and learning process focused on student success. Students partner with their academic advisor to develop a plan for achieving their academic and career goals. The desired outcome of academic advising is that students learn to make informed and increasingly independent decisions about their educational plans and other academic issues.


Who is my academic advisor?

There are two types of academic advisors at M State, program advisors and professional advisors. Each admitted student is assigned an advisor based on his or her program of study. Students may find their advisor's name on their Degree Audit Report (DARS).

Professional advisors

  • Advise all Liberal Arts & Sciences - Associate of Arts (AA) students
  • Advise all Liberal Arts & Sciences (with Social Science emphasis) - Associate of Arts (AA) students
  • Advise students completing their Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
  • Advise candidates for programs with selective admission (e.g. criminal justice, dental assisting, dental hygiene, nursing, radiological technology and surgical technology)
  • Advise Engineering - Associate of Science (AS) students
  • Advise students who are undecided or undeclared
Program advisors
  • Faculty members advise students who are enrolled in technical/career programs

Last modified: May 17th, 2017 at 02:25pm