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Academic Advising


Students are strongly encouraged to speak with academic advisor at least once each semester to stay on track to graduate. Degree plans are available further down on this page to assist in planning; it is recommended students review their degree plan before meeting with an advisor or scheduling courses.

Questions about advising? Check out our expansive advising FAQ, or, if your question is not answered there, email us directly.

Undergraduate Advising FAQ Email the Office of Student Success

Get The Navigate App

Students are required to download the Navigate Student app, which can be used to schedule appointments with counselors and other features like To-Dos, Study Buddies, Resources, Holds, and Class Schedule. Navigate is available for both Apple and Android devices using the direct download links below. After downloading, please use your existing myLSU credentials to sign in to the app.

Download Navigate (iOS / Apple) DOWNLOAD NAVIGATE (ANDROID / GOOGLE)

Drop-In Advising

Virtual Drop-Ins are offered at peak advising times during the semester. When dates become available for Drop-In Advising, this webpage will update with available times and days.

Drop-in advising is not currently being offered. Please schedule a regular appointment using the process below.



CMDA students can schedule a virtual appointment through the Navigate Student app. Please make sure you have the latest version of the app (August 13 or later) in order to have full access to virtual resources. If you do not have the app installed, download links are available further down this webpage. Students can also visit the LSU Navigate Website to check-in. Appointments are scheduled according to Central Standard Time.

When scheduling an appointment, select the following options as prompted:

  • Care Unit: Academic Advising
  • Location: College of Music & Dramatic Arts
  • Service: Advising (Virtual)

Degree Plans

If you have accessibility related concerns with viewing these degree plans, please contact the Office of Student Success for assistance. 


Bachelor of Music Education


For students who began their BME program prior to fall 2019, please contact the Office of Student Success directly for a copy of applicable flowcharts.