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 enrollment services to help you get started at CSC. Make sure to check out our Enrollment page for more information about enrolling at CSC. Faculty advisors are assigned during your first semester, prior to Advising Month.


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 Office for enrollment assistance.

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

If your major is listed as "undeclared," you are assigned an advisor and are encouraged to visit Career Services for career exploration. You should plan to declare a major by the end of your first 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

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

Schedule: Summer availability varies. Below is the Spring 2021 schedule: 

  • Mondays 8:30-9:30: Mary Keithly, Physical & Life Sciences
  • Mondays, 1:00-2:00: Sara Grant, Social Work
  • Tuesdays 9:30-10:00 Nate Doherty English
  • Tuesdays 12:00-1:00: Mary Jo Carnot, Psychology
  • Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00: Rick Puzzo: Music
  • Thursdays 9:30-10:00 Nate Doherty English
  • Thursdays, 11:00-12:00: Brittany Helmbrecht, Health & Physical Education & Recreation
  • Fridays, 9:00-10:00: Gregory Moses, Mathematics

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