Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below is a listing of the most frequently asked questions of our Academic Advisors. If you have a question that is not answered below, contact the College Advising Office.

How do I declare my major?

To declare your major, visit the department of the major you want to declare. You will then also be assigned an academic advisor.

I don't know who my advisor is, how do I find out?

To determine who your Faculty Advisor is, log into your E-services account. Select "Courses and Registration" and then "View/Modify Class Schedule." Your Faculty Advisor's name will appear at the top of your schedule. If you do not have an advisor assigned, contact the main office of your major to request one (see department information above).

When and how am I admitted to my major?

Remember, declaring and being admitted to your major are two different things:

  1. To declare a major, visit the department of the major you want to declare (see “How do I declare my major?” above).
  2. To be admitted to a major, each program has specific requirements for admission to the major. Many have formal application processes, GPA, prerequisite courses, and credit requirements. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog, department webpage, and information provided within each department for more details. It is very important to work closely with your advisor to prepare for timely admission to your chosen major.

I am trying to register and there is a hold on my account. What do I do?

Registration holds are placed on a student's account for several different reasons. To determine if you have any outstanding holds, check your E-services account. After logging in, select "Courses & Registration," and "Check Registration Holds" to determine if you currently have any holds.

  • 0032 Admissions
    • Contact: Admissions Office (122 Taylor Center)
    • Phone: 507-389-1822
  • 0031 Unpaid Balance
    • Contact: Campus Hub (1st Floor Centennial Student Union)
    • Phone: 507-389-1866
  • 0060 Collection Agency
    • Contact: Cashier’s Office (128 Wigley Administration Center)
    • Phone: 507-389-2259
  • 0038 Financial Aid (codes 41, 139, 165)
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    • Phone: 507-389-1866
  • 0070 Housing
    • Contact: Residential Life (111 Carkoski Commons)
    • Phone: 507-389-1011
  • 0005 Immunization
    • Contact: Student Health Services (21 Carkoski Commons)
    • Phone: 507-389-6276
  • 0058 International Student
    • Contact: Kearny International Center (250 Centennial Student Union)
    • Phone: 507-389-1281
  • 0013 Orientation
    • Contact: New Student & Family Programs (103 Preska Residence Community)
    • Phone: 507-389-5498
  • 0022 Overdue Resource Material
    • Contact: Memorial Library
    • Phone: 507-389-5064
  • 0061 Post-Secondary Enrollment
    • Contact: New Student & Family Programs (103 Preska Residence Community)
    • Phone: 507-389-5498
  • 0001 Probation (Arts & Humanities Majors)
    • Contact: College Advising Office (226 Armstrong Hall)
    • Phone: 507-389-1712
  • 0002 Academic Suspension
    • Contact: Academic Affairs (315 Wigley Administration Center)
    • Phone: 507-389-1333
  • 0093 Academic Warning (Arts & Humanities Majors)
    • Contact: College Advising Office (226 Armstrong Hall)
    • Phone: 507-389-1712

How do I get permission to take more than 18 credits in a semester?

The Undergraduate Credit Hour Overload Request Form may be obtained from the Registration Help Center (1st Floor of Wigley Administration Building). This form must be completed and signed by your Faculty Advisor and department chairperson (the dean of the college will also need to sign your form, if your request is over 21 credits).

How do I enroll in an upper division (3/400 level) course if I haven't been admitted into a major?

Enrollment in upper division courses without admission to a major requires permission from the respective department chairperson. This permission is temporary and only applies to the term it is granted.

I'm a transfer student. How do I find out how my credits will fit into the requirements at MN State Mankato and my major?

General transfer evaluations are done by the Office of the Registrar for each transfer student. This general transfer audit will indicate how your credits fulfill the General Education requirements at MN State Mankato. Transfer courses that may be related to your major must be evaluated within the department to determine if course substitutions or waivers will be allowed. Be sure to provide this information for review to your advisor, department chair, or designee far in advance of registration so you know your standing within the major. Check with the department for their specific process and timelines.