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How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Quality academic advising is an important feature of the department's undergraduate programs. Each student works with their academic advisor with whom they should be meeting with at least once per semester to discuss their academic progress plan, design course sequences, and outline options for postgraduate training and placement (e.g., post-bachelor's degree careers and/or graduate school).

Although there are many common course requirements, there is no stereotyped academic progress plan for any student. Academic plans are constructed with the needs, background, interests, and plans of the individual in mind.


The appointment system opens up to 28-59 days in advance. If you do not see anything open, make sure you are clicking "Next Days." If you still do not see any dates and times appear after clicking "Next Days" please contact your academic advisor. You must schedule an appointment at least 12 hours in advance, and you MUST include a reason when scheduling an appointment.

All appointments must be scheduled on https://student.msu.edu. See below for more in-depth instructions.

  • Click on Academic Progress tile
    • Click on the Advising/Tutoring Appointments on the left
    • Click on Create New Appointment on the top right
  • On the Create New Appointment page
    • Click on Category: Advising
    • Click on Advising/Tutoring Unit: College of Natural Science Advising
    • Select Appointment Reason, enter reason code or search for major/minor 
      • Enter reason for appointment, click on the magnifying glass for list of appointment reasons 
        • FOR RETURNING STUDENTS: Select either
          • 0191 Neuroscience
          • 0209 Physiology
        • FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: Select either
          • 0600 NSO Neuroscience 
          • 0603 NSO Physiology
    • Select Appointment Type: Zoom Appointment, In-Person Appointment, or other types of appointments if advisor enables
    • Under Additional Information, add the reason why you scheduled, comments, or questions you have for your academic advisor 
    • Click on Select Advisor
      • The following people are advisors for the PHYSIOLOGY major . Look for them specifically to select an advising appointment time: 
        • Lori Seischab
      • The following people are advisors for the NEUROSCIENCE major. Look for them specifically to select an advising appointment time: 
        • Becky La
        • Ashley Maloff
      • Select a date and time that works with your schedule, make sure to check there are no time conflicts with your other obligations
        • If you are not seeing immediate availability for the week, click on Next Days on the bottom right for more dates
      • Click on Select Time to confirm appointment time and date
    • Click on Book It! to complete appointment making process

You will receive an email with an appointment confirmation and calendar invite. 

To view or cancel your appointment, visit student.msu.edu

  • Click on Academic Progress tile, click on the Advising/Tutoring Appointments on the left
  • You should see a list of all your academic advising appointments on this page
  • To view more details or to cancel an appointment, click Select Appointment next to any appointment.

Questions? Please contact your academic advisor for further questions about scheduling an appointment. 

In-Person Neuroscience Drop-In/Express Advising Hours

There are no in-person drop-in academic advising times in Summer 2024. IN-PERSON DROP-INS WILL RESUME IN FALL 2024

If you need to schedule a 30-minute advising appointment to meet with a specific advisor, please see the Steps to Make An Advising Appointment instructions above.

Contact for Prospective Students
Gabby Wahla, M.A.
Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator 
Email: natsci.explore@msu.edu
Phone: 517-355-4470

Contact the Undergraduate Advisors
General Email: neupslugrad@msu.edu

Neuroscience Academic Advisors
Ashley Maloff, M.Ed
Email: maloffas@msu.edu
Phone: 517-432-4301

Becky La, M.A.
Email: labecky@msu.edu
Phone: 517-355-4114

Physiology Academic Advisor
Lori Seischab, Ph.D
Email: seischab@msu.edu
Phone: 517-884-5200