Your student should be in contact with their professors. When a student is enrolled in the class, the professor gives out a syllabus with his or her office hours and an email address. Due to FERPA (see above information) the professor should only communicate academic related information with your student. If you have questions about how to handle a situation, please contact the Office of Parent & Family Services.
The University provides several mechanisms for tutoring:
The Center for Student Success promotes student learning and an enriched Mississippi State student experience by providing services, programs, and resources that help students make the transition into university life; aid students’ decision-making, especially during their freshman year; and help students achieve personal and academic progress and growth, targeted toward graduation.
First time students will register during Orientation. Continuing students will need to meet with their advisor and utilize CAPP compliance (accessed through myState) to make sure they are staying on track. If there are no Holds on a student’s account, registration will then take around the middle of the semester. On myBanner under “Registration” students should choose “Register for Classes.” Students should complete their own registration process.
There are many different ways a student can access the curriculum for a particular major.
College or Departmental Website
Most curriculums can be found on the college websites, under the respective department. www.msstate.edu/academics
The Office of the Registrar publishes Mississippi State’s academic calendar. To access the calendar visit www.registrar.msstate.edu/calendars/academic-calendar.
The easiest and quickest way for families to receive information about their student’s grades is for the student to provide it directly. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students certain rights with respect to their education records. Mississippi State may not disclose academic records without the student’s consent.
Here are a few simple ways to access your student’s grades:
Mississippi State is ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of the nation’s Top 100 research institutions.