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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Where is the Academic Advisement Center?
The Advisement Center is located in Wickes Hall 117. Top

Who is my academic advisor?
Our advisors are trained in all majors/minors. You will not be assigned a specific advisor, so you can meet with any available advisor. In some cases you will be referred to an academic department or faculty member for additional advising information. Please see the Advising Office's homepage for advising hours or call 989-964-4286 to make an appointment.

Please note:

The following departments require their students to meet with a faculty advisor before registering for classes: Chemistry, Engineering, and Math.

The following departments conduct regular informational sessions on their majors and strongly recommend that you meet with a faculty advisor before registration: Nursing, Psychology, and Education.

If you are an education major and would like to meet with a certification advisor in the Office of Admissions & Certification (College of Education), please call 800-968-2540 or 989-964-4057 (choose option #1) to schedule an appointment.

The following departments encourage students to meet with faculty advisors on a regular basis: Criminal Justice, Kinesiology, pre-Social Work. Top

When should I meet with and academic advisor?
All students are encouraged to meet with an advisor (either a faculty advisor or one of our staff members) at least once each semester. Please note that registration periods are extremely busy and students should try to make appointments well before registration begins to avoid longer waiting periods. Top

What should I bring to an advisement session?
Any questions regarding prerequisites, basic skill requirements, curriculum requirements, general education requirements, graduation requirements, and any other questions or concerns. Top

When should I apply for graduation?
Students should apply for graduation after registering for their final semester. Please consult the Registrar's homepage for application deadlines and graduation requirements. Top