The mission of the MTSU academic advising process is to provide a quality, student-centered environment that promotes intellectual growth. This process is dedicated to fostering a collaborative and mentoring relationship among advisors, students and the university community. Students are encouraged to think logically, critically and creatively in order to assume ownership of their lifelong educational goals. Advisors guide students through a variety of support services that enable them to make a successful and holistic transition in the MTSU and global community.
Objective: To understand university, college and degree program policies and requirements.
Need to meet with an advisor?
Undecided majors will be advised by the advising staff in the Undeclared Advising Center until solidifying a major of choice. Click here for more information available at the Undeclared Advising Center.
When students declare a major, the major department will assign a faculty advisor. Students may view their assigned advisor including contact information in their Pipeline/RaiderNet account. In the event that faculty advisors have not been assigned or are not available, students may also contact the college of their major to speak with a college advisor. Click on the college listed below to be directed to the college advising website for contact information.
College of Basic and Applied Sciences
College of Business (Jennings A. Jones College of Business)
College of Education
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Schedule advising appointments at: www.mtsu.edu/cbhs
College of Liberal Arts
Electronic Media Communication
Professional Studies majors
Students with questions regarding the Honors program should also contact the Honors College.
Buchanan Fellowships for incoming freshmen
Frequently Asked Questions
Information for current MTSU Honors students
National Fellowships such as the Fulbright and Goldwater
What takes place during an advising session? How should I prepare?
Expectations of Students:
Schedule regular appointments with faculty and/or college advisor.
Review major/program policies and requirements using the MTSU Undergraduate Catalog and make a list of questions and concerns.
Clarify personal values and goals; follow through and accept responsibility for academic decisions and performance.
Keep a record or file of your academic progress and goals and bring it to scheduled appointments.
Possess an understanding of university/college/program requirements in order to effectively communicate those requirements to others.
Provide a teaching/learning environment for students to share thoughts, aspirations, concerns and interests.
Encourage and guide students to define and develop realistic educational goals.
Assist students with making course selection and career-related decisions; make referrals when appropriate.
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