The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers student advising and other resources to help you succeed at CMU. Follow the links below or contact us to schedule an academic advising appointment

CLASS Academic Advising

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CLASS Programs & Information

University Links & Resources

The Career Development Center will continue to serve students through a virtual setting.

During this time professional staff members will be conducting mock interviews while students are away from campus. This might result in limited availability for additional mock interviews not already scheduled.

In addition to the multitude of resources available on our website ( and in Handshake, we offer virtual career coaching appointments and mock interviews through Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is free to CMU students. Please follow this link and scroll down to “Teams” for instructions on how to access.

To schedule an appointment, please click and log in with your Global ID and password, click on Career Center, then Appointments, and then follow the appropriate prompts. We will contact you through Teams at the time of the appointment. All that is required is that you be logged into Microsoft Teams at the time of the appointment.

We appreciate your flexibility during this difficult time. 
Provides a variety of free services for enrolled CMU student. Services include confidential individual counseling or referral for:
  • anxiety, depression, homesickness, loneliness 
  • identity concerns, alcohol/drug abuse, eating 
  • concerns couples concerns, family stress, grief/loss, relapse prevention 
  • sexual orientation, strengthening coping skills 
  • improving academic success by reducing stress and focused anxiety (i.e. test, math, speech) 
  • primary and secondary survivors of sexual and domestic violence, stalking and harassment


The Volunteer Center also has a variety of programs, including:
  • Adopt-A-Grandparent, Alternative Breaks, America Reads 
  • David Garcia Project, Lunch Buddies 
  • Michigan Service Scholars, Safer Sex Patrol 
  • Volunteers are Central

The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare its participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair Scholars are from disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate strong academic potential. Program staff work closely with the scholars through their undergraduate career, provide training for entrance into graduate programs and track their progress through the successful completion of advanced degrees.
Get involved, Check out Greek Life, Program Board, Sibs Weekend, Homecoming, SGA or nearly 400 student organizations.
CMU is committed to providing students with disabilities the academic accommodations and auxiliary aids necessary to ensure access to all university services, programs and activities. In addition to the university’s campus-wide efforts to promote access and inclusion, students with disabilities are further accommodated based on specific individual needs.
Modern employers are looking for employees with an international perspective, knowledge of other cultures, cross-cultural skills and proficiency in a foreign language. Study Abroad offers a unique opportunity to take courses in nearly 50 countries on 6 continents. Students can choose a low-cost program and pay CMU tuition, receive CMU financial aid and apply for generous scholarships only available to students who study abroad. Peer advisors are ready to help.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly peer-led review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses at CMU. Each session is led by a leader, a student who previously excelled in the course, attend the class to take notes, models effective student behavior and is culturally competent to serve a diverse student body. SI is a chance for students to get together to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject and to prepare for exams.
Please be advised that all face-to-face tutoring is canceled while CMU is conducting all classes online. To obtain an online tutor, contact the Tutoring Office at or 989-774-3465.

If you have questions for the Math Assistance Center, Writing Center, or Presentation Skills Center, please contact those offices directly.