Registrar's Office

Summary of Academic Services for Students

Summary of Academic
for Students

University College Advising Center: The University College Advising Center provides academic advising services for MTSU students with undeclared majors and students with courses in the University Studies program and freshmen with declared majors. In addition, the Center also coordinates learning communities, the community reading program, the Academic Success Series, and other academic initiatives. Visit the University College Advising Center in McFarland Building or call 615-898-2339 or visit

Bookstore: The Bookstore's regular spring hours are Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Go to the Bookstore website for policies regarding returns and refunds.

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Career Development Center: The Career Development Center is a comprehensive center serving all departments and colleges at MTSU with career exploration, on-campus recruiting, and job searching. Information regarding career fairs, internships, jobs, workshops as well as dropping off a resume and/or cover to be critiqued can be completed at or at the Keathley University Center 328.

Counseling Services: Counseling Services, Keathley University Center 329, offers personal counseling and assisting students in their emotional, intellectual, and social growth. There is no charge for services. The Testing Center, Keathley University Center 327, provides a variety of testing services. For a complete listing of tests administered by Testing Services, go to

Graduate Students: Admission/Readmission--refer to the College of Graduate Studies website for complete information for graduate students Students must complete a graduate application and be admitted to graduate studies prior to registration for courses. (For application deadline dates refer to the College of Graduate Studies website Students may be allowed to register for one (1) semester of classes while completing application requirements and full admission into program. Registration will not be allowed for the subsequent semester if a student has not been admitted to a graduate program. (See the College of Graduate Studies website for program requirements.) Students that have not attended consecutive terms (excluding summer) must complete a readmission application and be readmitted into graduate studies and their respective program.

Graduate Assistantships: Students receiving graduate assistantships must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours applying to their program. Students failing to meet the Cumulative GPA requirement each semester (3.000 for masters and Educational Specialist level or 3.250 for doctoral level) will not be eligible for an assistantship the subsequent semester resulting in the termination of their contract.

Graduate Students Thesis/Dissertation Requirements: Student enrolled in Thesis Research (6640) or Dissertation Research (7640) must register for at least one (1) credit hour each semester until the thesis/dissertation is complete.

Graduate Students Degree Plan: A degree plan must be filed and approved by the College of Graduate Studies prior to 21 credit hours for masters and Educational Specialist or 30 credit hours for doctoral (NOTE: Some programs require approval earlier than 21/30 credit hours. Check the College of Graduate Studies website for your program's requirements)

Graduate Students -Graduation: Intent to Graduate forms must be filed by deadlines listed each semester. Intents received after deadline may not be processed until the subsequent semester. ALL requirements for degrees must be met by the Friday prior to graduation. This includes incomplete grades, transfer credit from other universities (where applicable) and thesis/dissertation approvals.

Information Technology Help Desk: The Information Technology Help Desk is staffed 24 hours a day when school is in session (except University holidays) by experienced personnel who can answer hardware, software, and other computing questions. Contact the Help Desk at 898-5345 or email

Study Abroad: Study Abroad offers over 300 affiliated study abroad programs in many different countries. Programs include: Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), Kentucky Institute for International Education (KIIS), International Studies Abroad (ISA), International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). Contact the director of the Office of Education Abroad and Student Exchange at 615-898-5179 or visit

Transfer Students: After the transfer student has received the official acceptance letter to MTSU from Admissions, go to Transfer Student Advising and Registration Process consist of an online orientation "Transfer Orientation Online"; and an academic advising appointment. Transfer Orientation Online is a brief web-based orientation and entry to college advising appointment system. The completion of Transfer Orientation Online and academic advising are required to gain access to registration. Contact or (615) 898-2111, if you have questions. Click here for more information for transfer students.