The S&T Advising Center provides quality advising services and offers resources to freshmen, new transfers and current students.

Students and their advisors form a collaborative relationship to promote each student's academic, career and personal development. Although academic advising is a collaborative function of both student and advisor, the final responsibility for satisfying University and major requirements rests with the student.


What is the Advising Center?

The transition to college is exciting, with lots of questions and new opportunities.  The S&T Advising Center is designed to help incoming students with multiple aspect of a successful transition into the university community. Students will engage with various resources to ensure their success at Missouri S&T.

All incoming students are assigned an Academic Advisor in the S&T Advising Center. 

Throughout your first year, your advisor in the S&T Advising Center will help you lay the foundations of a coherent educational plan that addresses your unique abilities, aspirations, interests, and values. We will help you discover why your choices are right for you.


Who does the S&T Advising Center Serve?

Students who are undecided, studying engineering and computer science are admitted to the S&T Advising Center. During the first two or three semesters on campus, you will work to complete a common set of Pre-Engineering or Pre-Computer Science courses while acquiring information to help you determine your major and career.  

After successfully completing the Pre-Engineering or Pre-Computer Science requirements, you will formally apply for admission to a specific academic department. The requirements for acceptance to degree programs differ depending on the department. Many departments have a minimum GPA requirement. Some departments allow you to start taking courses in your major prior to officially being accepted into the department, provided you have successfully completed the prerequisites for any course you take — check with your advisor. After you are accepted into a degree program, you will be assigned a new advisor from your major department

I know my major

Students entering the S&T Advising Center HAVE NOT declared a major. Any major noted within your account is merely an interest. Students are encouraged to explore each of the disciplines at Missouri S&T.

Changing my major/exploring other majors

After completing the common freshman year, your advisor will ask you to fill out a major request form to transfer to your chosen undergraduate degree program.

Students Responsibilities

Students are expected to:

  • Attend all scheduled advising appointments with your academic advisor.
  • Be prepared; write down questions and concerns that you may have.
  • Learn degree requirements.
  • Check your e-mail on a regular basis and respond to e-mails sent to you by your advisor.
  • Respond to Early Alerts and follow the instructions. See your advisor as soon as you begin to experience academic problems.


Advisor Responsibilities

Students can expect S&T Advisors to:

  • Be available for appointments on a regular, predictable basis.
  • Endeavor to know his/her advisee well enough to be able to write a cogent letter of reference if requested to do so.
  • Exhibit good listening and questioning skills in order to identify academic and/or personal problems which may affect academic performance.
  • Discuss career options and interest as they may relate to the student being advised.
  •  Assess the student’s ability to successfully complete the proposed academic load and offer suggestions for modification when appropriate.
  • Be aware of campus facilities and resources which are in place to assist students and be prepared to refer students to these programs when appropriate. Offer to assist in making appointments and follow-ups as appropriate.
  • Be generally aware of campus rules and procedures relating to academic matters. Examples include, but are not limited to, add/drop procedures and deadlines, change of grading option and probationary rules.
  •  Be very familiar with the curriculum in which he/she is advising so that students can be assisted in a selection of courses resulting in a degree or other educational goals.