- Encourage them to schedule time with their academic advisor.
- Encourage them to meet with an advisor in Career Services.
- Encourage them to register for a first-year seminar course.
- Focus on what they have done, not what they have yet to do.
This is a great question and we are happy to hear you want to be involved in our students’ success. Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), MSU employees are unable to share student record information unless there is a signed FERMA waiver on file. You can find additional information on Student Privacy Rights online. If students have questions about their class performance, we encourage them to reach out their professors/instructors directly. Exploratory Advisors are also available to coach students in having these conversations should they need assistance. We want to empower students to have these conversations with their professors/instructors directly.
Spartan Family Connections (SFC) is a central resource for Spartan families as they help their students succeed while navigating life at MSU. SFC will provide resources and tools to engage families of students, both biological and chosen, to assist them in thriving at MSU with the goal of graduation.