Academic planning and degree completion is the student's responsibility. Your academic advisor can assist you with your academic and career planning and can serve as a valuable mentor. Often, your academic advisor will be your first point of contact for most academic-related and professional questions and concerns. However, they are often the first point of contact in case of other issues that may arise during your college career. He or she is the professional on campus that you are likely to meet with most consistently and can help you navigate not just your schedule, but your academic career.

In the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, we take academic advising seriously. Faculty advisors see it as their responsibility to guide you throughout your career at MSU. It is therefore important that you respect the time and commitment of your advisors. Please promptly schedule your meetings during advising week, email and explain your situation if you are unable to meet, and be prompt to your advising week appointments.

To find out who your advisor is, you can log on to MyInfo, click on the “Student Services” tab, and then click on “Show Advisor”. Another option is to go to DegreeWorks and look at “Advisor” under “Student View”.

You can meet with your advisor during their posted office hours or during a scheduled appointment. You can follow the Faculty and Staff link ( to find your advisor's email address.

Prior to advising week you will receive an email from your academic advisor regarding scheduling a meeting. Please ensure that the email associated with your DegreeWorks profile is current and that you check that account regularly. If you don’t see an email received from your advisor, then email the professor to request an advising appointment. Failure to schedule and/or attend a meeting with your academic advisor during advising week can result in a lengthy delay in acquiring your PIN and registering for classes.

Yes. Please contact the Student Success Coordinator to request a change of academic advisors.

The best form of communication is email. To find your academic advisor's email address, visit