Advising

Advising in Light of Health Related Closing

University-wide COVID-19 Resources can be found here: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Anthropology Department Advisor: Nicolas Gisholt, gisholt@msu.edu

To schedule an advising appointment: https://student.msu.edu

As the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Anthropology, Nicolas Gisholt  (gisholt@msu.edu) is your advocate in planning your program each semester and designing a degree that is tailored to your interests. You should plan on meeting with your academic advisor once every semester and at least once each academic year. It is especially important that you consult your advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. 

  1. Log in at student.msu.edu
  2. Click on Academic Progress
  3. Click on Advising/Tutoring Appointments
  4. Click on Create New Appointment
  5. Select the following appointment details:
    1. Category: Select Advising
    2. Advising/Tutoring Unit: Select College of Social Science Advising
    3. Appointment Reason: Click the look-up/magnifying glass icon and select Anthropology (0012) or Anthropology Minor (0496)
    4. Appointment Duration: This will default to 30 minutes. 
    5. Additional Information (required): Please enter the reason for your appointment to help the advisor prepare, e.g. scheduling classes, graduation check, etc.
    6. Appointment Type: Appointments can be in-person, by Zoom, or by phone 
    7. A list of dates and times will be generated. Select the date and time that works best for you.
    8. Review all appointment information, including any advisor notes, and click Book it! at the bottom of the page.

Along with you, the anthropology academic advisor is responsible for keeping track of your progress toward graduation. She is a resource person and the first person you should consult if you have questions regarding:

  • University, College and Department rules and regulations;
  • Whether a course will satisfy a particular requirement;
  • What courses you still need to graduate;
  • How to understand Degree Navigator;
  • How to use elective credit;
  • How to investigate an additional major, minor or specialization;
  • How to locate a tutor or other remedial assistance;
  • How to evaluate a study abroad program;
  • How to find a field school or initiate an internship;
  • How to proceed with an academic grievance;
  • Where to find assistance with personal problems.

In addition, your academic advisor can provide you will basic information concerning the discipline of anthropology, graduate schools and employment possibilities after graduation 

Remember: To schedule an appointment, go to the https://student.msu.edu