Advising & Counseling

Professional, qualified and experienced advisors and counselors are available to assist students with academic concerns and planning, either on a walk-in basis in the Mahendra Nath Advising Center or by appointment. Counselors are also available to meet with students regarding personal concerns.

For information about counselor and advisor availability or to schedule an appointment, call 952-358-8261, or visit the Advising and Counseling website at and click on “Service Hours” on the left side of the web page.

Academic Advising

Advisors and counselors are available to help students achieve their educational goals.

Academic planning services include:

  • Academic advising
  • Transfer information and credit evaluation
  • Assistance with decision-making and exploring and selecting academic majors
  • Placement test interpretation
  • Educational planning for two-year career programs
  • Mahendra Nath Advising Center resources

Personal Counseling

Sometimes it is important to discuss personal issues privately with a counselor.  The Advising and Counseling Department provides a confidential setting where a student may discuss concerns and achieve a better understanding of themselves - their feelings, attitudes and capabilities.

Personal counseling services include:

  • Confidential individual appointments
  • Crisis intervention
  • Mental health screening and fair
  • Workshops on mental health topics
  • Referrals to outside agencies

Visit to find links to:

  • 24 hour information and referrals
  • 24 hour crisis lines
  • Information on various mental health issues
  • Virtual pamphlet collection on academic concerns and mental health and relationship issues

Career Development

A variety of assistance is available to help students explore career options.  Counselors can help students develop career goals and explore alternatives.  Programs are available for students to explore possible career goals.

Career development services include:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Computer resources
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Career workshops
  • Mahendra Nath Advising Center resources

Visit and find links to:

  • Information on going from majors to careers
  • “What can I do with a major in _________”
  • How to create an informational interview
  • Job search information
  • Decision-making information
  • Educational planning based on career choice