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Results for Maximizing Academic Growth in College (MAGIC)



INQUIRE Program

The program offers the opportunity for you to take your science courses with a cohort in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Unit: Lyman Briggs College
Website: http://lbc.msu.edu/inquire/

Honors College First Generation

The First Generation Honors Association assists first-generation HC members in their transition to college and fosters their continued success.

Unit: Honors College
Website: http://honorscollege.msu.edu/firstgen

LeaderShape Institute

An intensive, energizing, and unique 6-day educational experience designed to develop college students to lead with integrity.

Unit: Department of Student Life
Website: http://studentlife.msu.edu/leadership-development/the-leadershape-institute

LBGTQ+ Student Support Specialist

The Center has trained staff members to help navigate coming out, breaking-up, or anything that impacts student physical, mental, & academic wellness.

Unit: Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center
Website: http://lbgtrc.msu.edu/get-support/

Greek Life

With over 60 organizations, Greek Life promotes self-governance, leadership development, academic achievement, community service and friendship.

Unit: Department of Student Life
Website: http://greeklife.msu.edu/

Forests Forevery Scholars Program

The Forests Forever Scholars, FFS, Program provides opportunities for leadership development and further learning outside the classroom.

Unit: Department of Forestry
Website: http://www.for.msu.edu/undergraduate/scholarships

Mowbray Scholars

Supports students of color in the Honors College who have demonstrated potential for leadership in promoting cross-cultural understanding.

Unit: Honors College
Website: http://honorscollege.msu.edu/mowbray-scholars-program

First Year Mentor Program

Supports First Year Students in their transition to James Madison/MSU and encourages successful academic and personal development.

Unit: James Madison College
Website: http://jmc.msu.edu/diversity/first-year-mentor-program.php

Spartan Engineering (CoRe) Experience

Provides engineering students with unmatched learning opportunities within a community that encourages academic, professional & personal achievement.

Unit: College of Engineering
Website: https://www.egr.msu.edu/core/#undefined

Residential College for Arts and Humanities (RCAH)

RCAH offers an interdisciplinary degree, using civic engagement and creative work to promote social justice.

Unit: Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH)
Website: http://rcah.msu.edu

Residential Business Community (RBC)

The RBC experience prepares students to be business leaders and encourages their own professional development throughout their college experience.

Unit: The Eli Broad College of Business
Website: http://uas.broad.msu.edu/broad-opportunities/rbp/

Pre-Departure Programs in Shanghai and Beijing

Topics include communications, academic life, helpful support services, arrival planning, financial concerns, and housing issues.

Unit: Office for International Students and Scholars
Website: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/news/1587/pre-departure-programs-in-shanghai-and-beijing/

Preparation for Academic Life

Designed for academically bound undergraduate and graduate level students, topics include academic leaning and social life in American campuses.

Unit: English Language Center
Website: http://elc.msu.edu/programs/pal/

Engineering and Science Success Academy (ESSA)

A 7-week, residential, academic intensive program designed to acclimate incoming freshmen with both the academic & environmental aspects to college.

Unit: College of Engineering
Website: http://www.egr.msu.edu/dpo/programs/essa

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

Provides career counseling, personal advising, & academic support to first-generation college students, students who come from low-income backgrounds, & disabled students.

Unit: Office of Supportive Services
Website: http://trio.oss.msu.edu/

LeaderShape Institute

An intensive, energizing, and unique 6-day educational experience designed to develop college students to lead with integrity.

Unit: Department of Student Life
Website: http://studentlife.msu.edu/leadership-development/the-leadershape-institute

Forests Forevery Scholars Program

The Forests Forever Scholars, FFS, Program provides opportunities for leadership development and further learning outside the classroom.

Unit: Department of Forestry
Website: http://www.for.msu.edu/undergraduate/scholarships

First Year Mentor Program

Supports First Year Students in their transition to James Madison/MSU and encourages successful academic and personal development.

Unit: James Madison College
Website: http://jmc.msu.edu/diversity/first-year-mentor-program.php

Residential Business Community (RBC)

The RBC experience prepares students to be business leaders and encourages their own professional development throughout their college experience.

Unit: The Eli Broad College of Business
Website: http://uas.broad.msu.edu/broad-opportunities/rbp/

Major: No Preference

Students who are below 56 credits and who have not declared a major. Students are assigned to an advisor in the NSSC.

Unit: Office of the Registrar
Website: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Print.aspx?Section=241

College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction for College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion is free to all students in these subjects: Algebra, Chm I, Cell Bio, Genetics, Physio, Neuro and Org Chm Monday, September 18th - Friday, December 1, 2017. Contact CVM.Diversity@cvm.msu.edu for services. D2L –CVM Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Unit: Collge of Veterinary Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Website: https://cvm.msu.edu/about/diversity

Extended AOP

Extended AOP is a great method to let people know not only more about America, but also America culture...Extended AOP helps them to know better about how to be a college student in Michigan, or how to survive in an English speaking country.”

Unit:
Website: http://undergrad.msu.edu/uploads/How%20to%20register%20for%20extended%20AOP.pdf

Academic Programs

Check the online Academic Program Catalog for courses needed for a particular major and policies that guide your progression through your tenure as an MSU undergraduate.

Unit: Academic Programs Catalog
Website: https://reg.msu.edu/academicprograms/

List of MSU Colleges

Visit the list of Colleges on campus to begin your search for departments and faculty in your area of interest.

Unit: College and Academic Websites
Website: https://msu.edu/academics/colleges.html

Office of the University Ombudsperson

The Office of the University Ombudsperson is a resource for students to support success initiatives for grade disputes, academic misconduct, as well as any other complaints/concerns a student may have with the university.

Unit: Office of the University Ombudsperson
Website: https://ombud.msu.edu/

Academic Orientation and Transitions

Learn about MSU’s Learning Goals, enroll in courses, become familiar with resources, get a taste of campus life & see what it means to be a Spartan.

Unit: Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Website: https://admissions.msu.edu/admitted/orientation.aspx

MSU Theory Tutoring Center

Help with your questions, provide extra practice, or serve as a quiet place to work on your theory homework.

Unit: MSU College of Music
Website: http://music.msu.edu/areas-studios/music-theory/msu-theory-tutoring-center

Mechanical Engineering Learning Center

To strengthen ME undergraduate students’ understanding of key concepts, assist with challenging homework problems, and prepare students for exams.

Unit: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Website: http://www.egr.msu.edu/me/mechanical-engineering-learning-center

Guided Learning Center

One-on-one & small group assistance in over 80 Engineering and related courses, include supplemental instructions for the more challenging courses.

Unit: Diversity Programs Office, College of Engineering
Website: https://www.egr.msu.edu/dpo/academics/guided-learning-center

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tutoring for some 200 and 300 levels ECE courses to undergraduate students.

Unit: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Website: https://ece.msu.edu/

Civil Engineering Help Room

Help Room for CE221.

Unit: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Website: Department website: https://www.egr.msu.edu/cee/

Biochemistry Help Room

Free drop-in tutoring is available for BMB 401 and BMB 461 in the fall and BMB 401 and BMB 462 in the spring in the Biochemistry Building, Room 402.

Unit: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Natural Science
Website: https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/undergraduate/taming-the-2nd-hardest-major/study/

Spartan Success Scholars

Students receive continuous peer support, participate in high impact learning experiences, and become a part of a prestigious community of Scholars.

Unit: Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
Website: http://nssc.msu.edu/student-success-scholars.php

Nurse Scholars Program

The Nurse Scholar Program gives high-performing students the opportunity to earn admission into the College of Nursing straight out of high school.

Unit: College of Nursing
Website: http://nursing.msu.edu/bsn%20programs/Nurse%20Scholar%20Program/Nurse%20Scholar%20Program.htm

INQUIRE Program

The program offers the opportunity for you to take your science courses with a cohort in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Unit: Lyman Briggs College
Website: http://lbc.msu.edu/inquire/

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

CAMP offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds a unique opportunity to begin an undergraduate program in MSU.

Unit: Migrant Student Services
Website: http://mss.msu.edu/camp

Citizen Scholars

Prepares the next generation of diverse, high achieving, & engaged citizen leaders; encourages academic success & high-impact learning experiences.

Unit: Collge of Arts & Letters
Website: http://citizenscholars.msu.edu/

Charles Drew Science Scholars Program

Provides academic/ social support for high achieving students pursuing science/ math degrees, including those interested in health & science careers

Unit: College of Natural Science
Website: https://drewscholars.natsci.msu.edu/

Academic Scholars Program

For incoming first-year students with strong academic records who are seeking enriched academic opportunities in the first two years of college

Unit: Honors College
Website: http://honorscollege.msu.edu/academic-scholars-program

OISS Advising-East Neighborhood

International students have unique advising needs because they must maintain their immigration status and meet university academic requirements.

Unit: Office for International Students and Scholars
Website: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/depts/advising.htm

College Advising Corps

Advising Corps integrates student support into the high school model in order to address nonacademic barriers to student achievement & success.

Unit: College Advising Corps
Website: http://collegeadvisingcorps.msu.edu/index.html

CAL-led Freshman Seminar Abroad in Germany

Incoming first-year students travel with CAL faculty and staff, studying folklore or human rights and earning integrative studies credit.

Unit: College of Arts & Letters
Website: https://osa.isp.msu.edu/Programs/fsagermany1.html

Arts & Letters Study Away Programs

Students to immerse themselves within the USA in active learning experiences enhanced by extended exposure to new cultural and residential communities

Unit: College of Arts & Letters
Website: http://www.cal.msu.edu/currentstudents/studyabroad/study-away-programs

First Year Mentor Program

Supports First Year Students in their transition to James Madison/MSU and encourages successful academic and personal development.

Unit: James Madison College
Website: http://jmc.msu.edu/diversity/first-year-mentor-program.php

Spartan Engineering (CoRe) Experience

Provides engineering students with unmatched learning opportunities within a community that encourages academic, professional & personal achievement.

Unit: College of Engineering
Website: https://www.egr.msu.edu/core/#undefined

Residential Initiative for the Study of the Environment (RISE)

RISE is an interdisciplinary living-learning program focused on sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Unit: College of Natural Science
Website: http://rise.natsci.msu.edu

Residential College for Arts and Humanities (RCAH)

RCAH offers an interdisciplinary degree, using civic engagement and creative work to promote social justice.

Unit: Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH)
Website: http://rcah.msu.edu

Freshman Semihnar Abroad

Provides recently graduated, first-year students opportunities to explore intriguing topics in small, active, learning environments outside of the US.

Unit: Office of Study Abroad
Website: http://studyabroad.isp.msu.edu/frseminar/

Spartan Advantage

Eligible students receive sufficient grants, scholarships, and work study funds to cover the cost of tuition and fees, room and board, and books.

Unit: Office of Financial Aid
Website: https://finaid.msu.edu/spad.asp

Preparation for Academic Life

Designed for academically bound undergraduate and graduate level students, topics include academic leaning and social life in American campuses.

Unit: English Language Center
Website: http://elc.msu.edu/programs/pal/

Online Academic Training Course

A free online course helps international students and scholars with their transition to American academic life before/during their study at MSU.

Unit: English Language Center
Website: http://elc.msu.edu/programs/oat/

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

Provides career counseling, personal advising, & academic support to first-generation college students, students who come from low-income backgrounds, & disabled students.

Unit: Office of Supportive Services
Website: http://trio.oss.msu.edu/

TRIO Excel Residential Summer Bridge Program

Provides students the experience of a college-level academic schedule as well as the opportunity to retake Placement Exams to earn a higher score.

Unit: Office of Supportive Services
Website: http://trio.oss.msu.edu/excel-summer-program/

Maximizing Academic Growth in College (MAGIC)

A one-week summer program where students will be introduced to campus resources, network with MSU faculty/staff, and meet life-long friends.

Unit: Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT)
Website: http://ocat.msu.edu/e-pre-college/magic-maximizing-academic-growth-in-college/

Engineering and Science Success Academy (ESSA)

A 7-week, residential, academic intensive program designed to acclimate incoming freshmen with both the academic & environmental aspects to college.

Unit: College of Engineering
Website: http://www.egr.msu.edu/dpo/programs/essa

Dow STEM Scholars

The Dow STEM Scholars Program focuses on assisting students’ transition into college and developing the skills needed in pursuing a STEM degree

Unit: Dow STEM Scholars
Website: https://dowstemscholars.natsci.msu.edu/

Overrides

To bypass certain enrollment restrictions on a course, students may seek an override by contacting the department/college of the course.

Unit:
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Math Requirements

The university mathematics requirement ensures that all students build a foundation of quantitative literacy, which each student must complete.

Unit: Office of the Registrar
Website: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Print.aspx?Section=284

Major: Major Preference

Students who are below 56 credits and/or who have been opted into their college. Students are assigned to an advisor in the college of their major.

Unit: Office of the Registrar
Website: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Print.aspx?Section=259

Major: Major Admitted

Students who are at 56 credits & have been admitted or opted into their college. Students are assigned to an advisor in the college of their major.

Unit: Office of the Registrar
Website: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Print.aspx?Section=259

Academic Standing

The university requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above for graduation. Students who fall below academic standing will receive an email explaining next steps.

Unit: Office of the Registrar
Website: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Print.aspx?Section=269

Writing Requirements

All students must complete one WRA (Tier I) writing course (4 credits). Some students must complete additional courses (development, Tier II).

Unit: Office of the Registrar
Website: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Print.aspx?Section=285

Tutoring @ Briggs

At Lyman Briggs College, tutoring services are available for Briggs courses and all MSU courses for students looking for help in their coursework.

Unit: Lyman Briggs College
Website: http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu/current_students/resources/TutoringAndLAHours.cfm

Major: Changing a Major

Students can submit an online major change form and/or see an advisor in the NSSC or in their college.

Unit: Neighborhoods
Website: http://nssc.msu.edu/advising.php#major-changes

CeLTA Language Conversation Hours

Practice language skills in an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can ask questions, speak in the target language, & learn about culture.

Unit: Arts and Letters
Website: http://celta.msu.edu/conversationhours/

Social Sciences Advising-East Neighborhood

Advisers can help construct a course of study to meet special needs, interests, and requirements for graduation.

Unit: Social Science
Website: http://www.socialscience.msu.edu/about-us/overview/advising/

Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC)

NSSC advisors are the primary academic advisors for students who have not declared a major preference.

Business Advising

Walk-in advising in the Neighborhoods for business majors with quick questions. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Unit: Business
Website: https://uas.broad.msu.edu/advising-student-services/advising/

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