Frequently Asked Questions

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What formats are Advising appointments for Spring 2021?

Advising Appointments for Spring 2021 will be offered via

1. Zoom

2. Phone

3. Socially Distanced in-person visits. 

 

How do I find my advisor of record? 

1. Log onto E-services using your Star ID and password. 

2. Click on "Courses & Registration." 

3. Click on "View/Modify Schedule."

4. Your academic advisor is listed at the top of the page.

 

What does it mean when I am on Academic Warning, Probation, or Suspension? 

It means you did not meet either the minimum Minnesota State Mankato GPA or Credit Completion Rate. Follow the links below to learn more about Academic Warning, Probation, or Suspension. 

Academic Warning

Academic Probation

Academic Suspension

 

How do I change my major? 

If you know which major, then use the Major Button.  The button can also be used for minor and advisor change.  

If you don’t know which major you would like to change to, please make an appointment with our office at (507) 389-1650 or emailing us at https://onestop.mnsu.edu/app/advising

 

Where do I find my Degree Audit (DARS)? 

1. Log onto E-services using your Star ID and password. 

2. Click on "Academic Records."

3. Click on "Degree Audit."

4. Click on "Request a Degree Audit."

5. Log into UAchieve using your Star ID and password. 

6.  Select Minnesota State University, Mankato as your school and click "continue."

7. Click on "Run Declared Programs."

8. Click on "View Audit."

 

What is my Tech ID? 

Student Identification number on MavCard. It is the number listed underneath your picture on your MavCard consisting of 8 numbers.

 

How do I withdraw from classes? 

In e-Services: For more detailed information please visit the Campus hub website.

 

How do I know the date and time my registration window opens? 

1. Log onto E-services using your Star ID and password. 

2. Click on "Courses & Registration." 

3. Click on "Registration Window."

4. Your Registration Window should be shown. 

  • Be sure you are looking at the window associated with the semester you are registering for. 

 

Can I see my Degree Audit Report (DARS) in different majors? 

1. Log onto E-services using your Star ID and password. 

2. Click on "Academic Records."

3. Click on "Degree Audit."

4. Click on "Request a Degree Audit." 

5. Log into UAchieve using your Star ID and password. 

6.  Select Minnesota State University, Mankato as your school and click "continue."

7. Click on "Select a Different Program."

8. Choose the different program you are thinking of and select a catalog year (usually the year you began as a student at Minnesota State University, Mankato). 

9. Click "Run Different Program." 

 

If I am struggling in a class, what resources are there to help? 

Center for Academic Success

MavPASS

Math & Statistics Learning Center 

See also Academic Resources for a more complete list.

 

I want to register for next semester. How should I prepare? 

  1. Look at your DARS in E-services.

  2. Identify what goals area(s) you have left.

  3. Now review the catalog – start to pull together classes you believe you should take for your major.

  4. Write down any questions you have about your DARS, your major, etc.

    • Some majors do group advising. Come to group advising equipped with the information you’ve reviewed in your DARS and your catalog.

    • Other majors do not specify how you are advised. In those cases, schedule an individual appointment with your advisor, and bring the information from your DARS and catalog to the appointment – this will show your advisor that you’re doing your best to prepare! 

 

Pros and Cons to Failing vs. Withdrawing

Failing can hurt GPA and completion rate.

Withdrawal can hurt completion rate, but not GPA.

However, Financial Aid implications are different. It is best to schedule a meeting with an advisor before deciding to withdraw from a course to ensure you are making the most informed decision! 

If you plan to withdraw, you can do so by accessing the Campus Hub webpage.