Academic Support

Office of Academic Advising and Retention

The Office of Academic Advising and Retention offers a variety of academic support programs to help students be successful.

Academic Services

Individualized academic counseling and guidance services are available upon request, as well as workshops and seminars centered around improving study habits and increasing motivation for academic success. For information or assistance, call 606-783-2084. Other services available include the following:

Minority Retention and Academic Services

Minority academic services include advising, workshops, tutoring and study groups for minority students. For more information, call 606-783-9453.

Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC offers free academic assistance outside the classroom to all MSU students. Tutoring is available days, evenings and weekends. TLC peer tutors can help with individual class assignments, as well as test preparation and study skills. Tutor-led study groups are also available. To make a tutoring appointment, go to and follow the TutorTrac link.

The TLC also provides study areas for monitored study hours. Computers are available for student use. For more information, call 606-783-5200, go to or come to the Tutoring and Learning Center in Allie Young 220 or in the commons area on the first floor of the Camden-Carroll Library.

Academic Recovery Program

The Academic Recovery Program is designed for students who perform below academic standards. Students are provided resources and strategies that can aid in achieving academic success.

Provisional Studies Program

Provisionally admitted students are assigned to academic advisors in the Office of Academic Advising and Retention. These advisors will monitor and direct their academic activities. Provisionally admitted students work with their advisor(s) to design a plan of remediation in developmental courses designed to increase competency in identified areas of need. Credits earned from developmental courses do not count toward program or general education requirements, and they do not count toward the minimum hours required for graduation. However, developmental courses do carry credit, which is counted in the semester workload, and the grades earned for developmental courses are computed in the student's GPA.

To successfully exit the Provisional Studies Program and enroll in a degree program at the University, a student must:

  1. Complete all required placement testing.
  2. Complete any and all required developmental courses and FYS 101 with a grade of "C" or higher.
  3. Successfully complete two semesters with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. Successfully complete at least 24 semester hours, 12 of which must meet general education requirements.
  5. Attend a minimum of five hours of documented study tables per week at an approved tutoring location.
  6. Meet with an assigned academic advisor each semester in the Office of Academic Advising and Retention, once before mid-term and once after mid-term.
  7. Complete a career assessment with the Office of Career Services if deemed necessary by the advisor.

Provisional students may not declare a major until all requirements have been met. Failure to satisfy the requirements of the Provisional Studies Program by the end of the freshman year may result in academic dismissal. For more information, contact the provisional studies coordinator, 222 Allie Young Hall, 606-783-2310.

Office of First Year Programs

The Office of First Year Programs offers a variety of academic support programs to help students be successful at Morehead State University. For additional information, visit: or call 606-783-5208.

Disability Services

Assistance for students with physical, psychological and learning disabilities is available through the Disability Services office in accordance with the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Requested accommodations must relate to a functional limitation that you experience as a student at MSU, and if approved, will be provided at no charge. To qualify, you will need to submit documentation of a disability from an appropriate professional and confidentially discuss your needs with a Disability Services staff member. While you may pursue these services at any time, earlier contact may be in your best interest, as some accommodations take longer to arrange and they will not be applied retroactively. For more information or to schedule an intake session, call 606-783-5188 or visit:

Success Academy

The Success Academy is a summer program of college instruction and tutoring services for new students.

Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)

SOAR is a one-day overview of the educational opportunities and services at MSU. New students will learn more about MSU, register for classes and meet other students, faculty and staff. Students will also meet with academic advisors.  New freshmen or transfer students enrolling for the fall semester are encouraged to participate in the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. SOAR is offered in April, June and July.

New Student Days

New Student Days provides fun and educational activities for new students the weekend before classes begin. All new freshmen and transfer students, including those that attended SOAR, are required to attend New Student Days. Students are notified of the specific dates and times of these activities upon their acceptance to MSU by the Office of First Year Programs.