Academic Support

Office of Academic Advising and Retention - Center for Student Success

The Office of Academic Advising and Retention - Center for Student Success 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, mentoring, workshops, tutoring and study groups for minority students. For more information, call 606-783-5208.

Academic Recovery Program

The Academic Recovery Program is designed to provide resources and services to students who fall below scholastic standing guidelines. Students in the program are required to participate in an academic workshop at the beginning of the semester, complete an action plan, submit progress forms, complete documented study/tutoring hours, and meet with a peer coach throughout the semester. 

Visit for additional information regarding the Academic Recovery Program. The Office of Academic Advising and Retention can be reached at 606-783-2084, 321 Allie Young Hall.

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, visit 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 visit the Tutoring and Learning Center in Allie Young 220 or in the commons area on the first floor of the Camden-Carroll Library.

Eagle Success Program

The Eagle Success Program (ESP) is designed to offer students a wide variety of services and resources to help ensure academic success.  The components of the ESP include free tutoring, one-on-one personalized advising and peer coach interactions.  When possible, students will be placed in enhanced First Year Seminar courses that include additional orientation and success-focused opportunities. 

Conditionally and 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. Conditionally and provisionally admitted students work with their advisor(s) to design a plan of remediation in college readiness courses designed to increase competency in identified areas of need. Credits earned from college readiness courses do not count toward program or general education requirements, and they do not count toward the minimum hours required for graduation. However, college readiness 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 Eagle Success 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 college readiness courses and FYS 101 with a grade of "C" or higher.
  3. Successfully complete two semesters with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.  However, early exit is possible after the first semester. 
  4. Successfully complete at least 24 semester hours, 12 of which must meet general education requirements.
  5. Meet with the assigned peer coach.
  6. Attend a minimum of five hours of documented study tables per week at an approved tutoring location.
  7. 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.
  8. Complete a career assessment with the Office of Career Services if deemed necessary by the advisor.

Students in the Eagle Success Program may not declare a major until all requirements have been satisfied. Failure to satisfy the requirements of the Eagle Success Program by the end of the freshman year may result a delay in declaring a major. 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.

Success Academy

The Success Academy is a summer program of college instruction and tutoring services for new students. See Admission Pathways for additional information.

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.