Professional Coaching and Advising

Scholars have unique access to dedicated TRIO professional coaching and advising to help maximize progress towards graduation and complement the work of their major advisor. TRIO Professionals coach students through the complexities of college and connect scholars to a network of support for academic, personal, and financial issues. Scholars are required to meet with their TRIO Professional Coach/Advisor two times each semester. You may meet with an advisor via phone, email, Microsoft Teams, Zoom or in-person. Instructions for scheduling appointments online can be found below. 

To begin your advising process, we need to schedule a 30-minute appointment with you. To schedule an appointment, please follow the instructions below: 

 1. Go to: and log in with your MSU email and password 

 2. Click on the “Academic Progress” tile (see image below for reference) homescreen

 3. Click “Advising/Tutoring Appointments  (see image below for reference) advising and tutoring appointment screen

4. Click “Create New Appointment”

5. For category, select advising. For Advising/Tutoring Unit, select TRIO Advising from the drop-down menu (see image below for reference). For reason, select TRIO Advising (you will have to click on the number to actually select the reason). In the additional information box (which it requires you to fill out), you can just say “TRIO Advising”. For Appointment Type, select Zoom. Click Select Advisor. new appointment screen

6. From the list of available times, select the time you would like to meet from the drop-down menu and click Select Time.

7. Review your selection and the Zoom information (we recommend copying and pasting this information/keeping this information somewhere that is easily accessible so that you can find it quickly at the time of your appointment) and click “Book It!”.

8. You will receive an email confirmation with the date and time of your appointment. You will also receive an Outlook calendar invitation that you should RSVP yes to. The Zoom information should be located in that calendar invitation after you click yes/accept, but sometimes it does not show up, so this is why it is recommended saving that information when it is presented to you as you book the appointment. 

 Get in with our TRIO advisors and schedule your advising appointment today!