Welcome to the CLAS Academic Advising Resources Site

As an MSU Denver student, you have access to professional academic advisors and faculty advisors, as well as staff in other offices that can help you navigate college. Whether you’re needing help with general academic advising, deciding on a major, sorting out transfer credit, looking for referrals, choosing classes for next semester, or exploring careers, we’ve got you covered.

It is common for students to have more than one advisor during their time at MSU Denver.

Students generally work with their professional academic advisor/s first and then transition to working with faculty advisors in their department. Keep in mind, this varies by department, so double check before you schedule.

Regardless of which advisor you see, try to meet with them early and often. Check in with someone at least once a semester.

When to meet with a Professional Academic Advisor...

Professional Academic Advisors can help you:

  • Explore and declare a major, minor, and/or concentration
  • Design a class schedule
  • Teach you how to use tools like the Registration system and the Degree Progress Report
  • Connect you with your Academic Department and other support offices
  • And much more!

When to meet with a Faculty Advisor...

Faculty are the people who teach your classes and some of them advise too! Faculty Advisors:

  • Are experts in their fields
  • Provide students with recommendations for major or minor course selection
  • Assist students with identifying internship and career opportunities
  • Offer guidance for students considering graduate school
  • Serve as references or write letters of recommendation

Find your Professional Academic Advisor

Use the search tool to look up your Professional Academic Advisor, find their contact information or make an appointment.

Use this link to be taken to the search tool directly.

Ready to meet? Schedule an appointment

Professional academic advisors use SSC Navigate to schedule in-person, phone, or virtual appointments. Remember: Not all professional academic advisors offer all formats.

Need to connect with a faculty advisor instead? Contact your department.

Follow these steps to schedule

Never been to an advising appointment? Lets get you prepared.

During and After Your Appointment

Check out our Advising tools, tips and checklists page before, during and after you attend your advising appointments

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Ready to Register?

If you’re ready to register for your classes, check out the Registration Guide from the Registrar’s office.

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