Advising Appointments

Making an Appointment

Zoom appointments with the Student Success & Advising Team

Please note: The following directions will be in effect November 30, 2020.

To schedule an academic advising appointment, visit student.msu.edu. 

  1. Log in using your NetID and password. 
  2. Select Academic Progress.
  3. Select the Advising/Tutoring Appointments tile. 
  4. Select Schedule an Appointment.
  5. Under Category, use the pull-down menu to select Advising.
  6. Under Advising/Tutoring Unit, use the pull-down menu to select Lyman Briggs College Advising.
  7. Appointment Reason: Hit the magnifying glass, which will display a menu.  
    1.  Choose Peer Academic Advising or Lyman Briggs Academic Advising 
  8. Additional Information: Leave a note on what you want to discuss
  9. Appointment Type: Zoom Appointment 
  10. Hit the Select Advisor button 
  11. In a new menu you will see advisors who are available.  
  12. Use the pull down menu under the respective advisor to see the times they have open.  
  13. Select an available time. 
  14. Hit the Select Time button. 
  15. You will be taken back out to the main appointment page. Review the details. 
  16. Select Book It! to book your appointment – you and your advisor will receive a calendar invite for your MSU Outlook email calendar 

At this time, appointments will be released seven days out. 

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so 24 hours in advance. This will allow another student to take your appointment time.

Drop-In Advising

Meet with advisors for quick questions, on a first-come, first-served basis. You'll wait in a waiting room online until the first available advisor can meet with you.

Wednesday afternoons, from 1:30–4:00 p.m. EST, throughout the semester

Zoom Drop-In Advising Link

 

Fall 2020 FINALS WEEK Drop-In Advising

Monday, December 14 through Thursday, December 17

9:00–11:00 a.m. and 1:30–4:00 p.m. EST

Finals Week Zoom Drop-In Advising Link

 

What to expect when meeting with an Advisor

Academic advising is a partnership between you and your academic advisor. It is an ongoing conversation that goes beyond course selection. It encompasses major and career selection, personal pursuits and academic goals. Our goal is to assist you as you explore the LBC curriculum, experience college life, and prepare for life after college.

Your advisor expects that you:

  • Come prepared: have questions written down, keep documents together, and review your objectives
  • Keep your contact information updated
  • Are courteous; cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you can’t make it, so another student can have the time slot
  • Make an appointment at least once a year
  • Are open to suggestions that are based on your interests, strengths and goals

You can expect your advisor to:

  • Listen to you and hear your goals
  • Understand the LBC curriculum and university policies
  • Refer you to experts in the field or resources across campus for careers, counseling, education abroad, tutoring, extracurricular activities, etc.
  • Assist you with evaluating and re-evaluating your academic and graduation goals
  • Coach you to be competitive in your chosen field
  • Maintain confidentiality (read FERPA for students)