Advising

Note: In the event of a discrepancy between the Middle Georgia State University Catalog and any departmental materials (including Advising Worksheets), the Middle Georgia State Catalog prevails.

All students must meet with their advisor at least once every year to assist with course selection and academic planning. Many academic programs require specific sequencing in order to reach degree completion in a timely manner. Also, students frequently benefit from guidance in exploring potential majors and coordinating career goals with education opportunities or study abroad programs.

During the ongoing public health emergency, in-person advising appointments will not be available until further notice. You can schedule an advising appointment online with the department chair, Dr. Christopher N. Lawrence, by following the instructions on MGA's e-Advising page. You can also email Dr. Lawrence or other faculty members with your advising questions.

Below are some resources that should be helpful in planning your schedules for upcoming terms.

Course Guides

How to Register for Classes Using SWORDS

Recommended Four-Year Degree Plan

Degree Checklists

Degree checklists are also available using MyDegree.

Advisors are expected to…

  • Comply with requirements of the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act and other college regulations.
  • Understand Middle Georgia State University program/degree requirements and effectively communicate them.
  • Assist advisee in making course selections and long-term plans.
  • Be a point source for resources and referrals.
  • Be available throughout the academic year, including prior to and during early registration.

Advisees are expected to…

  • Respect the advisor.
  • Make, keep, and be on time for appointments.
  • Read and apply the information in the Academic Catalog.
  • Be prepared for appointments.
  • Be familiar with program of study/degree requirements/curriculum (learn about prerequisites, etc.)