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As we move toward New Student Orientation, JMC's academic advisors want to provide some helpful resources for understanding your next steps, how credits you've already earned can apply to your MSU degree, and what to expect from your academic experience within James Madison College.

  • 2021 NSO Overview for MSU's JMC

    JMC Assistant Director of Undergraduate Affairs, Lindsay Snyder, provides an explanation for what you'll do during New Student Orientation advising.


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  • Academic Overview

    A brief introduction to the academic experience at Michigan State University's James Madison College, focusing on courses taken over the four years

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  • AP/IB Credits

    An overview of how AP/IB credits can be applied as college credit

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  • Transfer Credit Overview

    Learn more about how credits from other institutions can be brought into MSU and JMC


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Summer New Student Orientation will welcome and prepare students starting at MSU in the fall semester. NSO will occur in stages, with both synchronous and asynchronous activities. 

NSO will begin on May 17, as students gain access to content in MSU's D2L platform. Once a student has completed that content, they will be granted access to schedule an academic advising session via Zoom with a JMC advisor. Students will get one appointment in June or July to discuss their academic priorities and goals with the JMC advisor as they work together to plan the student's first year fall and spring semester schedules. 

Students are encouraged to visit MSU's NSO website for additional details about the program, as laid out by the university's central orientation office.