Resources For Current Students

Undergraduate Students

Whether you're looking for academic, career or general student resources, this page has current student resources including quick links to the information you need. Browse the lists below and learn more about scholarships, university resources, financial aid opportunities and more. If you can't find what you need, we're always here to help.

ComArtSci Course Request/Override System
If you need to change a course in your schedule or request an override, you are able to do so by clicking the link above and logging into the system on the following page. 

Academic Advising
College of Communication Arts and Science, Room 189, 517-355-1794
The ComArtSci Advising office is here for you when you need help choosing a major, changing a major, scheduling courses or planning your academic path.

College Scholarships
ComArtSci's college-level scholarships are available on an annual basis to qualified students. Learn more and find the right scholarships for you. Questions about available scholarships should be directed to Jennifer New.

University Scholarships
Learn more about the university, state and federal scholarships available to you as a Michigan State University student.

Writing Center
300 Bessey Hall, 517-432-3610
The Writing Center provides one-on-one and group writing consultations, various writing-specific workshops, as well as writing groups.

Math Learning Center
5th floor of A-Wing Wells Hall,
The Math Learning Center provides free tutoring for MTH 1825, MTH 100 and 200 level courses, as well as some upper-level math courses. In addition to tutoring, the MLC also offers practice tests, group study sessions, exam review, an online tutoring in selected courses.

Office for Education Abroad
109 International Center, 517-353-8920
The Office for Education Abroad can help students explore the wide range of study abroad programs MSU has to offer.

Tutoring and Academic Help Rooms
202 Bessey Hall, 517-355-2363
The MSU Tutoring and Academic Help Rooms provide tutoring on topics like math skills, reading skills, study skills and more. Plus, they also offer help on topics like chemistry, writing, statistics and English as a second language.

ComArtSci Career Center
College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Room 181, 517-355-6500
ComArtSCi Center for Career and Internships is the place for students in Com Arts to go when searching for internships and jobs. They can assist with resume review, interview skills, and the job/internship search process.

Schedule an appointment and learn more

Gain access to career resources, internships, upcoming events and more through MSU's Handshake. You may also use Handshake to schedule your appointments with the Career Center team.

Career Services Network
113 Student Services, 517-355-9523
The Career Services Network is as an excellent resource for assisting students in career exploration. Students can take career assessments and meet with a career advisor to discuss what major would be a good fit for them based on their interest and skills.

An internship for credit towards graduation combines relevant coursework with related work experience. Learn more about receiving academic credit for your internship by clicking your academic program below:

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Office of Financial Aid
252 Student Services Building, 517-353-5940
The Office of Financial Aid is a resource for students seeking assistance with their tuition and/or cost of living through their college career. They are able to talk with advisors in the OFA about scholarships and grants, student loans, work-study, education savings plans, and education tax credits.

Counseling Center
207 Student Services Building, 517-355-8270
The Counseling Center is focused on helping students with mental health issues. They offer individual and group counseling to any currently enrolled MSU student. The homepage of the Counseling Center’s website lists walk-in hours, which is the first step in getting a student connected with a counselor. If a student is in crisis, it is advised that they be escorted to the counseling center by a faculty or staff member.

Office of Supportive Services
209 Bessey Hall, 517-353-5210
The Office of Supportive Services provides comprehensive services to first-generation, low-income college students, or those who may have a disability. They help support academic achievement and personal goals of students.

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
120 Bessey Hall, 517-355-1293
The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities works to maximize the ability and opportunity for persons with disabilities. They assess and document disability, academic, and workplace needs, while building individual plans for reasonable accommodations. In addition, they work to link individuals with technology, education, and resources.

Inclusion and Diversity Resources

Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT)
339 Student Services, 517-353-7745
OCAT supports individual students in their navigation of cross-cultural encounters, and in their own understanding, exploration and development of cultural identity. OCAT has built alliances with peoples, programs, and ideas throughout the university. They help students better understand themselves and others through cultural, social, and academic activities.

MSU Safe Place (Relationship Violence and Stalking Program)
MSU Safe Place is a program that addresses relationship violence and stalking. They provide advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children.

Listening Ear Crisis Intervention Center
24-hour Crisis Line, 517-337-1717
The Listening Ear Crisis Intervention Center has been open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since July 1969. Volunteers are trained to deal with many crises, including depression, suicide, loneliness, sexual assault, and grief.

Sexual Assault Program
Student Services Building Room 14, 517-355-3551
The Sexual Assault Program works with sexual assault survivors and all other who are impacted by sexual violence. They provide counseling and support groups to MSU students.

Graduate Students

Detailed information about individual programs, including: admissions criteria; academic forms, program requirements, available funding, and sample schedules can be found by following the links below:

Master's Programs

Doctor of Philosophy Programs

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The College of Communication Arts and Sciences supports the federal requirements for training set forth in the Competes Act and by the Graduate School which teaches the responsible conduct in research, scholarship, and creative activities which is fundamental to the integrity of every graduate program. As a graduate student you will be required to complete the appropriate training. Please select the appropriate program below.

Learn more about how you can find RCR resources to help fulfill your requirements