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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Student Handbook

Section D: Planning Your Academic Path

Academic Advising

Each student will be assigned an advisor according to his or her program major. The advisor will assist with planning course registration, referral to appropriate college and community services, identifying career opportunities, and interpreting college policies and procedures. Students are encouraged to make appointments for consultation prior to registration.

Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)

The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) is designed to help students identify and understand current academic requirements for certificate, diploma and degree completion. A Degree Audit report lists all college requirements for a student's program of study to help the student plan and monitor progress by indicating courses already completed, both at MSC Southeast and in transfer. Degree Audit reports are available through your eServices account.

Changing Your Program Major

Once a term has begun, it is possible to transfer from one program major to another.  Students who wish to transfer should meet with an admission or academic advisor. The student should then complete the appropriate form online at > Student Forms

Substituting a Required Course for a Program Major

The college allows the option to substitute a course identified as required on the program major plan. Such a substitution is allowed on a case-by-case basis only after recommendation by the academic advisor and approval through the academic affairs office. Replacement courses must be identified as equivalent in both content and rigor. No reduction of program length is allowed. Students request approval by submitting a Substitution of Required Course form (see > Student Forms).

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