The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC) provides academic advising primarily for freshmen (0-27 credits) and sophomores (28-55 credits) and is the primary advising unit for No-Preference/Exploratory students. Neighborhood Advisors also serves as the Assistant Dean for all freshmen and sophomores who are NOT members of a residential college. Neighborhood Advisors are available to help students make informed decisions about their major exploration, academics policies and procedures. The advisors will assist students in identifying support services that can help them achieve academic success.
Academic advising is a collaborative effort between students and advisor(s). Students are best served when they are active participants in the advising process.
- See an academic advisor at least once each semester. You can schedule an appointment or take advantage of walk-in hours.
- Think about what you would like to get out of your advising session
- Come prepared to give the advising session your full attention
- Bring a list of courses that you are interested in taking; particularly courses for a major you are exploring
- Bring a list of possible majors that you are interested in exploring.
- Check the online Academic Program Catalog for courses needed for a particular major.
- Check that the course is offered the semester you want it because some courses are sequential and only offered in the fall or spring.
- Check Schedule of Courses for class times and for course pre-requisites.
- Ask questions if you don't understand something
- Take notes and keep copies of your advising material in a folder
- Follow through with the recommended support services
- Read all MSU email from UUD, the Registrar’s Office or other University officials
NSSC Office Hours and Locations
Students can schedule an appointment to see a NSSC advisor by calling the Neighborhood office they would like to visit.
- Brody Engagement Center,
160 Brody Hall, 517-884-6670
- South Engagement Center
Holden Hall, 517-884-6680
- East Engagement Center:
C130 Hubbard Hall, 517-884-3501
- North Engagement Center:
200 Union Building, 517-884-4050
- River Trail Engagement Center:
C101 McDonel Hall, 517-884-4080
Advising Office Hours:
Open: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00pm
- Check StuInfo for any holds that may be on your account. You will not be allowed to enroll if there are holds on your account.
- If you are exploring major options, check the online Academic Program Catalog for courses needed for the major(s) you are exploring.
- Bring a list of possible course selections.
- Some courses are sequential and only offered in the fall or spring. Check Schedule of Courses for class times, the semester a class is offered and for course pre-requisites.
- Write down and bring with you any questions you may have.