The College of Letters and Science Academic Advisors work with current students in CLS majors and exploring students interested in learning more about any of our 17 majors. We work in collaboration with CLS department staff and faculty to provide students with timely and accurate information. Academic Advisors in the CLS Advising Center are available for by-appointment and drop-in hours to support your academic goals. Students should contact their advisor for drop-in hours this semester. Students are assigned an Academic Advisor in the CLS Advising Center at the start of their MSU experience. Most CLS students are assigned a Faculty Advisor, in their area of study, after their first year. Depending on the department/major, students may remain with an Academic Advisor in the CLS Advising Center longer than their first year. 
 
Our Academic Advisors are here to assist students in navigating their academic journey. Advisors provide information on curriculum, graduation requirements, important deadlines, university policies and procedures, and engagement opportunities. 

Drop a Class

Click here to drop a class. You may complete the online drop form to request being dropped from Spring 2024 class(es) or schedule a meeting with your assigned academic advisor. An advisor will contact you if additional information is needed. Students will receive a confirmation message once an advisor submits the request to the Registrar. The deadline to submit a drop request for Spring 2024 is 5:00p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. No late drops are accepted.

Our Advising Team

The Letters and Science advising team helps students navigate their academic journeys.  Our team of professional advisors helps students understand academic requirements and policies; connects students with campus resources and opportunities; and helps students develop plans that align with their academic and life goals.

Tracy Ackeret

Tracy Ackeret

Academic Advisor, (406) 994-5189

Tracy advises first-year and second-year students in Psychology.


email Tracy

Jeffrey Nelson

Jeffrey Nelson

Academic Advisor, (406) 994-4202

Jeffrey advises first-year students in Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science, and first-year and second-year students in Psychology.


email Jeffrey

Liberal Studies Academic Advisor - 

*The Liberal Studies Academic Advisor position is currently vacant. For the moment please connect with a CLS Academic Advisor with your questions about the major.

To set up an appointment for advising for Liberal Studies, please visit the Liberal Studies Advising webpage.