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Academic Advising and Transfer Center

How can I schedule an appointment?
  • Call the Academic Advisement Center at 417-836-5258

If I have already declared a major, how do I schedule an advising appointment?

  • You will need to reach out to your advisor directly. You can find your advisors’s name in My Missouri State on the Registration Status or Advising Notes link. Many advisors are using Zoom to allow for face to face interaction. You can also explore options of phone or email advising.
What if I need to declare or change my major/minor?
  • Send an email from your Missouri State email to with the following information:
    • Name
    • BearPass Number (M#) number
    • What you want to do (declare major, change major, add 2nd major, add minor, delete minor, etc.)
    • If your new major is offered in multiple degrees (example: BA, BS, BSED, BFA, BME, BMUS, BSN, BSW, etc.) indicate which degree you want to use.

Missouri State University Advising Mission Statement, Adopted December 2009

Academic advisors at Missouri State University provide academic and professional guidance as students develop meaningful educational plans in pursuit of their life goals. Advisors provide students with information about coursework, University policies and procedures, the Public Affairs mission, and career options and opportunities. They require student participation in the decision-making process, help students become lifelong learners, and encourage self-reliant problem solving through exploration of students’ own interests and values. Advisors support students as they seek the best possible education at Missouri State University.

Services Offered by the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to the Campus Community:

  • Provide one-on-one academic advisement for all new, continuing and transfer students with undeclared/exploratory majors.
  • Make available programs, such as the Majors Fair, to benefit students as they explore majors.
  • Supply outreach activities such as presentations for SOAR, GEP 101 classes, and workshops for conditionally admitted students.
  • Coordinate the Master Advisor Program.