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University Advising

Students working on a laptop and a cellphone in the atrium and classrooms of the Minskoff Pavilion in the fall of 2019 at Michigan State University.

We encourage our students to become more proactive in seeking our advice on matters relating to their college career. Not only do we assist with academic issues, we also prevent academic mishaps and ensure a smooth transition to and throughout college life.


MSU University Advising is home to any student who begins at MSU interested in exploring majors (exploratory preference) as well as a resource for all students who seek additional academic exploration opportunities that reside within one of our 14 undergraduate colleges, with a strategic focus on first- and second-year explorers.


Find out more about University Advising and where you can find help. Visit resources for advising by college here.


New Academic Advisor Training

All academic advisors at MSU are strongly encouraged to complete this self-paced, interactive training during their first year in an advising role. Established advisors are also welcome to use it as a resource.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this training, please contact Katie Peterson, Educational Developer for Academic Advisors, at