Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Academic Advising

New Students | Current Students | Advisor Changes | Major/Minor Changes

Student in the Library


START provides general academic advising and registration services to help you get started at CSC. Make sure to check out our Ready to Register page for more information about enrolling at CSC. Once enrolled and your first semester begins, a faculty advisor is assigned.


Please contact your faculty advisor for assistance with academic advising and guidance at least once a semester. CSC hosts Advising Month in October and February to encourage this interaction. Once you have met with your faculty advisor, you may enroll yourself in courses via MyCSC or contact the START team for registration assistance.

To view the name and contact information for your faculty advisor, go to your MyCSC Home Page.

If you are listed as "undeclared" you are assigned an advisor and are encouraged to visit Career Services for career exploration. You should plan to declare a plan of study prior to your second year at CSC.

Major/Minor Changes

Students looking to declare or change their major or minor should visit with a START advisor for assistance in submitting the Change of Major form. Working with a START advisor or other academic advisor to submit the form ensures your major is reflected correctly in the system. If you are not able to visit START in person, email us at

Advising 101 Tutorial

Check out our Advising 101 tutorial for help in planning your career and getting registered for classes.

Walk-In Faculty Advising Center:

The Walk-In Faculty Advising Center provides opportunities for prospective and current students to connect with faculty from various programs across campus and receive advising assistance.

Faculty in the Advising Center are available for

  • Student visits
  • Walk-in traffic
  • Office hours
  • Creating plans to graduation
  • General advising questions and services

Location: Crites 112


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00-11:00   Dr. Tebbs - Music  Dr. Puzzo - Music  
11:00-12:00 Professor Rust* - Education        Professor Helmbrecht - HPER
1:00-2:00 Dr. Hardy - Physical & Life Sciences     Dr. Carnot - Psychological Sciences  
3:00-4:00          Dr. Moriasi - Education
*second & fourth Mondays        

Mission Statement: Academic Advising

Based on a system of shared responsibility, Chadron State College seeks to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with career goals and instill a desire for lifelong learning.

Advisee Responsibilities

  • Gather relevant decision-making information
  • Clarify, goals, interests and values
  • Become knowledgeable about programs, policies, requirements and procedures
  • Accept responsibility for decisions

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Help students define and develop realistic goals
  • Identify special needs
  • Connect students to available resources
  • Assist students to plan consistent with their goals, interests, aptitudes and limitations
  • Monitor progress toward goals
  • Discuss linkage between academic preparation and career