Phase 2: Meeting with your Academic Advisor

Welcome to Phase 2 of your Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO)!  Make sure to complete all areas of this phase, in order to move on to Phase 3. 

Advisors at Minot State will use Microsoft Teams virtual meeting platform.  Make sure your device and Internet speed are compatible.  Please download the Microsoft Teams app prior to your advising appointment. 

 

Prior to your appointment, consider the following: 

  • You must have a private and quiet location for this appointment.
     
  • This is a confidential appointment. Please no guests or visitors.
     
  • Keep your Minot State University email open and accessible leading up to and during your appointment session. Should any technical issues arise, your advisor will contact you via email with instructions or updates.
  • It is recommended to use a laptop, computer, or tablet for your advising appointment.  Using a Smartphone is not recommended, as certain features of the app can not be utilized on a Smartphone. 

During your advising appointment, your academic advisor will assist you with the following:

  • Review requirements for your major, including General Education requirements
  • Review and register for a First-Year Experience
  • Review the spring schedule for potential courses in which to register
  • Register for classes for Spring 2021 in Campus Connection
  • View your class schedule in Campus Connection

 

Remember:  Don't forget to let your advisor know if you have completed or are interested in any of the following:

  • AP exams
  • Dual Credit
  • Honors Program
  • Music ensemble
  • Leadership class
  • 2nd major and/or minor

It is recommended to use a laptop, computer, or tablet for your advising appointment.  Using a Smartphone is not recommended, as certain features of the app can not be utilized on a Smartphone. 

Questions New Students May Want to Ask Their Advisors:

  • Tuition, fees and financial aid:
    • What is the cost of tuition and fees, per semester?
    • What financial aid options are available to me?
  • Available resources:
    • What exactly is an advisor and how will you help me?
    • What resources are available to me while I complete my degree?
  • Degree and classes:
    • How can I finish my degree in 4 years? How many credits do I need to take per semester to graduate in 4 years?
    • How are my classes graded and are the grading scales different for each class?
    • How many credits are offered for each class?
    • How many hours should I plan to study per week for each class?
    • Where will my AP credit/class count?
    • What is the difference between major, minor and concentration?
    • What is the First-Year Experience (FYE)? Which FYE should I take?
    • What are General Education (GE) classes? What are the required GE classes for me?
  • Career:
    • What are possible career options or internship with my degree?
    • When I can start looking for internships and/or career opportunities?
  • Transfer student questions:
    • Where do my transfer credits count?
    • What are the grade requirements for a class to be transferred?
    • Do I need to take an FYE?
    • Why are my transfer credits not counting?
    • My transcript shows TRNS100/200. What does that mean?
  • Registration/scheduling classes:
    • How can I choose/declare/change my major?
    • What is an Add/Drop slip?
    • How can I add a class to my schedule? What is the deadline for adding a class?
    • How can I withdraw/drop a class? What is the deadline for dropping a class?
    • If I have conflicting classes, can I substitute it with any other class that fits in my schedule?
    • What classes are required for this major?
    • In what order should I take my required classes?
    • Which class is offered online? Do you suggest taking online classes? How do I know a class is offered online?
    • Which class can I take at Minot Air Force Base (MAFB)? Can I take a class at MAFB?

It is recommended to use a laptop, computer, or tablet for your advising appointment.  Using a Smartphone is not recommended, as certain features of the app can not be utilized on a Smartphone. 

New Minot State students  can virtually meet with a New Student Orientation Leader, via TEAMS, to receive assistance with questions.  You will be placed in a TEAMS group and will be able to meet with and chat with orientation leaders. 

Look forward to an email with more information regarding your Orientation Leader Group!

 

You have now completed Phase 2 of Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO)! 

 You can now start Phase 3 of VNSO!  

 


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For any additional questions, please contact orientation@minotstateu.edu.