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Academic Advising

Academic Advising (Undergraduate)       Action Dates -- Fall 2014

at Murray State University                            Registrar Website

Every Murray State undergraduate student needs to meet with his/her Academic Advisor at least once a semester. The tabs at the left will help you to

a) identify YOUR Academic Advisor,

b) know what you need to do and bring for an Academic Advising session,

c) navigate your RACR, or Racer Academic Completion Report,

d) get help when you need it.

Academic Advising is a TEAM effort. Every Academic Advisor at Murray State wants you to have all of the resources you need to succeed, from the moment that you register for your first Murray State class to the moment that you move your tassel at graduation.

If you don’t find the information you need on this website, please contact your Academic Advisor, Department Chair or Program Coordinator, or Dr. Barbara Cobb, Coordinator of Academic Advising, bcobb@murraystate.edu or  msu.advising@murraystate.edu.

Especially for Students:

Visit the Your Advisor tab in the left margin for information on how to find your Advisor, and what to prepare and bring to Academic Advising.

See Action Dates above for important dates this semester, including Advanced Scheduling. See the Timetable for Advanced Scheduling on the Registrar's website for your time to schedule.

Need forms? Go to Registrar Forms for change of area/major forms and more. 

Having trouble with your Academic Advisor? This FLOW CHART may help you know where to go next.

Graduation information may be found here.


Especially for Academic Advisors (Undergraduate): 


Academic Advising QuickLinks  provides a list of campus resources with e-mail links, phone numbers, and websites. (Click here -- Word file for easy use -- updated 8/10/2014) 

If anything in QuickLinks needs revision, please e-mail bcobb@murraystate.edu. Check back for frequent revisions.


Academic Advisor Checklist (undergraduate) summarizes steps for before and during Academic Advising sessions. Please review this document and send suggestions for the next draft to msu.advising@murraystate.edu.

Online "Refresher" Training for Advanced Scheduling (undergraduate) available NOW. Click here. Training will take approximately 30 minutes. (ppt from the Intensive/New Academic Advisor training sessions offered in early October is available here)

All undergraduate Academic Advisors must participate in training and complete the diagnostic exercise (link included in training materials). Training must be completed before November 1. 

"Refresher" MAP-Works for Academic Advisors training available NOW. Click here. Training shows you where to find Referrals, Academic Updates, and other basic information in MAP-Works, and where to find more in-depth MAP-Works training.

New Faculty Orientation Presentation (8/14/14, ppt in pdf): Click here.


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