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Broad College academic advisors are coordinators of your undergraduate experience. We provide critical information about academic programs and degree requirements, education abroad, leadership development, major choices, career options, policies and procedures, and campus resources.

The following services are for students currently pursuing or interested in pursuing all Broad majors except hospitality business. Students currently pursuing or interested in pursuing hospitality business have access to customized hospitality business advising services.

Call-in Advising

UAS is committed to assisting you remotely through these uncertain times. Please be patient as we work through the high-demand start of the Fall 2020 semester. ALL UAS services are offered virtually – email, phone, and Zoom meetings.

Call-in advising is available by phone at the times listed below.

  • Mondays – 1:00-4:00pm
  • Tuesdays – 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-4:00pm
  • Wednesdays – 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-4:00pm
  • Thursdays – 1:00-4:00pm

Contact our office at 517-355-7605 to be added to the call-in queue on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you do not answer when the advisor returns your call, the advisor will move on to the next student in the queue and you will need to call back at 517-355-7605 to be added back to the queue.

Advisor Email

Students can email for answers to simple questions that apply to all students; response time is three business days.

30-Minute Advising Appointment (Monday-Friday)

These are individual appointments for students to ask questions, plan schedules, discuss academic concerns and make sure they are on track for graduation. To make the most of your advising appointment, please prepare for your academic advising appointment. Students must make appointments online in advance and are required to cancel in advance through the scheduling system if they cannot attend a scheduled appointment.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in academic advising interactions independently. However, if a student wishes to include another person in the advising appointment, a Release of Information Authorization must be completed and sent to the advisor (via MSU email) prior to the appointment.

Release of Information Authorization for Broad Academic Advising Appointments (PDF)

Student Rights Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


How to Use the Appointment System

Log in with your MSU NetID and password, and select “Get Advising” in the upper right corner of the Student Success Dashboard homepage.

When looking for an open appoinment, select the Advising (Broad) Zoom Meeting location (no appointments will be listed under the Minskoff location).

Appointments are released Wednesdays for the following week.

Schedule an Appointment

How to Use Zoom for Appointments

Students have access to Zoom through MSU’s technology platform. Go to to log in with your MSU NetID and password.

Learn to Use Zoom

Residential Business Community (RBC) Students

Log into the Student Success Dashboard with your MSU NetID and password, and select “Get Advising” in the upper right corner of the page. RBC students MUST select “River Trail Engagement Center – Business Advising” as the location in the online scheduling system to meet with Sherri Henry or Marcell King.

International Student Forms

The following forms must be completed by designated advisors in UAS: Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), and I-20 Extension. See the information below for instructions for CPT, OPT, or I-20 Extension forms processing.

Dual Enrollment and Reduced Course Load (RCL) forms can be completed by any advisor from the Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) office in the Broad College of Business. These forms can be completed via email.

CPT, OPT, or I-20 Extension Forms

Forms should be sent to Dwight Handspike ( and Melanie Wallace ( via MSU email. Please include BOTH Dwight and Melanie in the same message, and include all necessary forms and documentation.

You must complete the student sections on the form prior to sending it to Dwight and Melanie. 

Broad Academic Advisors

Students are not assigned a specific advisor. You can see any academic advisor listed below–the advisors work with students in all Broad majors and minors, except hospitality business.

Advisors facilitate freshman seminars, advise student organizations, administer the college/major admission process, coordinate special programs and events, serve as a reference if we know you well, certify your graduation and work with university administrators on your behalf. We look forward to serving you and getting to know you during your college career!

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Joe Courtade

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Jeremy Dewar

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Dwight Handspike

  • Senior Associate Director
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Ken Horne, Jr.

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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LaKeysha Locke

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Tess Newlove

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Erica Peyton

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Andrea Pozniak

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Samantha Sliwa

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Megan Stevenson

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Melanie Wallace

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Shannon Brecheisen

  • Assistant Dean
    Undergraduate Academic Services

Prepare for Your Academic Advising Appointment

  • Fill out all requested information in the online appointment system (name, PID, major, email, etc.). If you do not provide complete information, your appointment may be cancelled. We ask that you do not schedule multiple appointments within a short time (1-2 weeks), as appointment times are limited and in high demand.
  • Know the requirements.
  • If your appointment will include a discussion of future class schedule planning, please attempt to plan a tentative schedule on your planner in Schedule Builder.
  • Check Degree Navigator to see how you have progressed towards graduation. Log in and select your major (on the right of the screen), then select “Audit-Full Report with Course Status” from the drop-down menu. Check marks = requirement complete, Xs = requirement not complete; Degree Navigator takes your current enrollment into account, not just completed credits.
  • Make a written list of questions you plan to ask during your appointment.
  • Bring any forms you need signed with you in paper form – you will not have access to print forms in your advisor’s office.
  • Identify transfer credit equivalencies using Transfer MSU, although it’s always best to confirm this information with an academic advisor if you have any questions.
  • Research Education Abroad options using the online Program Search tool – a great way to identify your favorite programs.

Students who are unable to enroll in courses due to certain restrictions or because the class is currently full may request an enrollment system override in order to enroll.

Broad Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) advisors cannot grant overrides. Students must fill out the online request form (for Broad courses) or follow departmental procedures (for courses outside Broad).

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Information for Broad majors and non-Broad majors on the policies regarding changing into and out of majors.

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Reach your maximum academic potential while utilizing the academic support offered by Michigan State and the Eli Broad College of Business. We offer a host of free support services—individual and group peer tutoring, and academic skills workshops—as well as space to gather and study with peers.

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Currently enrolled MSU students may submit business-subject courses for evaluation by Broad College faculty reviewers by submitting the Transfer Course Evaluation Request Form online. Read the Transfer Course Policy and Request Process for a complete explanation of the Broad College transfer course policy.

Education Abroad coursework is evaluated through a separate process. Please email Ms. Melanie Wallace and Mr. Dwight Handspike with program and course information to initiate this process.

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Coursework for direct enroll and exchange programs must be evaluated and approved prior to program departure. Please submit Education Abroad syllabi for evaluation using the Broad Education Abroad Course Request Form online.

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Contact Us

  • Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS)
  • Eppley Center
  • 667 N Shaw Ln Rm 402A
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Phone: (517) 355-7605