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Academic Advising

As a CSP student, you will be assigned an advisor who will engage you in exploring and discovering various opportunities, resources and paths with the goal of assisting you in reaching your academic, social, career, personal objectives. Our Advisors will help you visualize, instrumentalize and execute an individualized track which will be best suited for you. If at any time you need some advice or someone to talk to, we have got you covered. CSP advisors are specifically trained to approach advising holistically and will be more than willing to help you work through a personal situation as well.


Appointment Scheduling

Students can schedule an appointment using one of the following methods:

  1. Use the self-service online appointment scheduling tool which is available anytime.
  2. Stop by the CSP office (1139 Angell) during business hours.
  3. Call the CSP front desk at (734) 764-9128 during business hours.

Drop-in Advising Appointments

Drop-in appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a CSP academic advisor.  Students can request a drop-in appointment either in-person or by calling the office during drop-in times. 

Drop-ins are first-come, first-served. They are scheduled in 20 minute intervals but can vary depending on questions presented.  These appointments should be used for quick questions or timely matters in which any CSP advisor can assist (such as requesting a tutor).  You should make an appointment with your assigned advisor if your subject is more in-depth, such as deciding your major, success strategizing, etc.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit your Academic Advisor

  • Choosing Future Courses
  • Academic Progress
  • Request a Tutor
  • Distribution Progress
  • Choosing Your Major/minor
  • Graduate School
  • Career Planning
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • First-Year Interest Groups
  • Motivation and Support

Guide to Meeting with your Advisor

First-year students 3-4 sessions per term for:

Choosing classes
Understanding LSA requirements
First-Year Interest Groups

Sophomores 3-4 sessions per term for:

Beginning to choose a major
Update on Distribution progress
Transferring credits

Juniors and Seniors 1-2 sessions per term for:

Progress towards declaring a major
Study Abroad coursework
Final degree requirements

*Note: Students may discuss their major with an academic advisor. However, students will need to make an appointment to see a major advisor to officially:

  1. Declare
  2. Have a senior audit
  3. Obtain the most accurate information or course approval concerning their field of study.

What Makes CSP Academic Advisors Different?

  • CSP advising works to increase retention and promote academic excellence among students admitted to the CSP program. This is accomplished through a system that offers orientation to the university community, personalized advising and counseling, mentoring, instruction, and academic support.
  • CSP Academic Advisors develop close working relationships with students including our recommendations for first and second year students to visit their advisors 3-4 times per term, and for upperclassmen to visit their advisors 1-2 times per term.
  • CSP Academic Advisors monitor student progress via our Mid-Term Estimate and Student Progress Reporting systems.
  • CSP Advising offers Pre-professional Peer Advising in business.
  • CSP Academic Advisors also offer specialized academic workshops, group advising programs, and outreach to student groups.

Financial Aid Advising

Students needing financial aid advising should contact the Office of Financial Aid Outreach Unit at:
(734) 763-6600