Freshman Academic Advising
The Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) and the Office of Student Success and Retention (OSSR) staff are responsible for advising ALL first time freshmen at Morgan State University.
Students will transition from their freshman advisor to their departmental advisor after they have accomplished all of the following requirements:
- achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
- earn at least 24 credit hours
- declare a major
Student's Role and Responsibilities
It is important to emphasize that the responsibility to meet requirements for graduation at the intended graduation date, both with respect to selecting courses and to completing them satisfactorily, ultimately rests with the student.
Therefore, a student should:
- meet at least two times a semester with his/her academic advisor
- have periodic "check-ins" with his/her advisor throughout the semester
- review the suggested curriculum sequence
- have an academic plan
- be prepared for each advising session
Students have an important responsibility in the advising process and are encouraged to take the initiative to seek advisement and to develop a close relationship with their advisors. Mutual respect between advisor and advisee is a goal of effective advisement programs. Students share the responsibility of establishing a productive and respectful relationship with their advisors.
A Resource for First Year Students
Each semester a first year academic advising newsletter, is distributed electronically to all freshmen. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep students informed and to provide resources for success. The link for each newsletter will also be available below.
Academic Advising Newsletters - Student Edition
Current Edition - Spring 2017
The Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) and the Office of Student Success and Retention (OSSR) staff are responsible for advising ALL first time freshmen students for a specified period of time and/or until specific requirements have been met.
A student will transition from their first year academic advisor to their faculty advisor within their major when the student have met the transition requirements.
Academic Advisor Award
This electronic newsletter serves as a resource for all academic advisors at Morgan State University.