Frequently Asked Questions
Academic Advising and Registration
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.
Adding a Course:
Students may add courses online using MyInfo through the 5th day of the semester. After the 5th day, all adds require the instructor's and advisor's signatures on an 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.
Dropping a Course:
Students may drop classes online using MyInfo through the 10th day of the semester. After the 10th semester day, all drops require the instructor's and the advisor's approval communicated through signatures on an 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to drop courses, with the approval of the instructor and of the advisor, though the student will receive a "W" (withdrawn) grade.
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.
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.
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.
Award notifications are typically sent in mid to late April of each year.