Academic Advising and Registration

You can find your advisor by accessing DegreeWorks via MyInfo. Log into MyInfo, click on the "Student Services" tab, and then click on "DegreeWorks". Your academic advisor's information will be at the top of the page. Learn more about DegreeWorks by clicking here. 

Each semester your advising pin will be reset. You will need to get your pin from your academic advisor. Most academic advisors will add your pin number to a note (within DegreeWorks) after you've discussed courses with them. Learn more about DegreeWorks by clicking here.

Students register for courses through CatCourse Scheduler, a tool that is accessed through MyInfo. Click here to learn more about registering with CatCourse

Adding a Course:

Students may add courses online using MyInfo through the 5th day of the semester. Click here for more information on adding a course after you've registered.

After the 5th day, all adds require the instructor's and advisor's signatures on an Add/Drop form. Click here to access the Add/Drop Form.

After the 10th semester day, all adds are considered an exception and require an additional signature from the College's Associate Dean or Director of Student Services. 

Click here to schedule an appointment with the Associate Dean or Director of Student Services. 

Dropping a Course:

Students may drop classes online using MyInfo through the 10th day of the semester. Click here for more information on how to drop a course after you've registered.

After the 10th semester day, all drops require the instructor's and the advisor's approval communicated through signatures on an Add/Drop form.  Click here to access the Add/Drop Form.

Between the 15th and 60th semester days, students may continue to drop courses, with the approval of the instructor and of the advisor, though the student will receive a "W" (withdrawn) grade.

 Visit the Schedule of Classes to view course listings for past, current and future terms. Information regarding future terms is subject to change. 
 Log in to MyInfo and navigate to the Student Services tab. Click on "Student Records" and "View your Holds". You will need to follow the on-screen instructions in order to get your hold lifted. You will not be able to register for courses until your hold is lifted. 
 Log into DegreeWorks and scroll to the very bottom of your worksheet (the first page you see after logging in).
Typically academic advisors will assist you in finding alternatives to the courses that are recommended. If you were instructed to take a core course, you can always look for another core course within the same category. Click here to learn more about core. You can also log into DegreeWorks and view your worksheet and determine some additional course options required in your academic program. Feel free to reach out to your advisor with additional questions!

Academic Status 

When your semester or cumulative grade-point average (GPA) falls below 2.0, you are placed on academic probation. You can still register for next semester's courses, but must ensure that the GPA in the following semester is above 2.0. A student must have both a term and cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 or better to be considered in "good" standing. 

Click here to learn more about University academic performance standards and scholastic appeals.

Suspension Warning is an academic status indicating a student is in danger of academic suspension. This indicates a student has received a term GPA less than 2.00 for the past terms. One more term with a GPA less than 2.00 will result in suspension. 

Click here to learn more about University academic performance standards and scholastic appeals.

Students who are suspended for the first time may not enroll at MSU for one academic term (Fall or Spring). Students suspended for the second time may not enroll at MSU for one academic year. 

Students may appeal academic suspension if they believe there were extraordinary circumstances beyond their control. Students in the College of Agriculture should fill out the Academic Suspension Appeal Form and then contact Jessica Murdock, Director of Student Services to submit their appeal. 

Click here to learn more about University academic performance standards and scholastic appeals.

 

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