Advising Student Populations

The Academic Success Center provides resources to support faculty working with different student populations for academic advising and registration.

Academic Status (Warning, Probation, Suspension)

Advisors will receive email notification of their advisees on academic warning, probation, or suspension at the end of the term. The email will include information on what the student’s academic status means, how you might assist your students, along with communication students have received.

Graduating Seniors/Students

GRIT (Conditionally Admitted Students)

GRIT students are students conditionally admitted to the university. Previously, conditional admitted students were referred to as individually reviewed students; these are students who do not meet the automatic freshman or transfer admission criteria. We now refer to these students as GRIT students, as they participate in the GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Initiative, and Transformation) Program.

International Students

Center for Global Engagement works with international students as well as study abroad. International students have specific requirements depending on their visa types.

View the Advising International Students document for specific advising information related to full-time credit requirements, course delivery requirements, helpful communication tips, and more.

Learning Community

Students may participate in one of MSUM’s Learning Communities. In these communities, they will take a set of common courses, live in a common residence hall, and have opportunities to develop relationships with other members and their student mentors.

Online Students


Smart Start

The Student Mentoring Academic Resource Team (SMART) Start Program is designed to empower new students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. The primary goal of SMART Start is to help students transition successfully from high school to college.

Student Athletes

Student athletes have certain academic requirements to follow in order to remain eligible to participate in their sport. Refer to the NCAA fact sheet below for more details.

Transfer Students

Admissions determines a student to be a transfer student if they have attempted college credits after graduating from high school.