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 2018