Course / Majors / Credits

What is CAPP and how do I use it?

CAPP is an online program that compares your academic record to major requirements as found in the MSU Bulletin. This is a great tool you can use to see what courses you have left to complete a degree. You can also use it to review the requirements you have satisfied, and calculate how many semesters it will take you to graduate. You can do a "what if" analysis to see how the courses you have taken fit into different majors. Using the CAPP information you and your advisor can focus on your goals and plan how to achieve them. CAPP is accessed through the Banner tab of your myState portal under the Academic Records column.

How do I change my major?

When you are ready to declare a major, you will need to make an appointment with your advisor, who will verify your GPA and course requirements and provide you with a Major Change Form. You will have that form signed by the department of your intended major and then return the form to UAAC for final signatures and processing.

I have credits to be transferred to MSU, will all of the hours be accepted?

Most credit hours are accepted by MSU. All transferred credit hours are evaluated through an articulation process by the Registrar's Office. Not all courses are equivalent to courses taught at MSU. So while they may be accepted as credit hours, they may or may not apply to specific degree programs. Please note that technical courses taken at community colleges are not accepted by MSU.

How long can I be an undeclared student?

We can advise students up to 75 hours of earned credit which is typically between junior and senior years. Your general education courses count for about 36 hours and are typically completed by the end of your first semester of your sophomore year. At that point you will want to be taking courses following a major.