Frequently Asked Questions



  • The CFR Faculty Advisor list is posted on the bulletin board in the Student Lounge.

  • Contact the Office of Student Services in Room 130 Thompson Hall or 325-2624 for an appointment.

  • Contact the Office of Student Services in Room 130 Thompson Hall or 325-2624 for an appointment to discuss your question.

  • For official transcripts, the Registrar's Office in Garner Hall can provide you an official copy for a small fee. For a copy of your CFR OASIS curriculum sheet, go to The Office of Student Services in Room 130.

  • Each student's record is like a different map. Crossroads are based on the institution the course was taken at, pre-requisites, order of courses taken, major requirements, grade earned, when a student started college, etc... Visit the Office of Student Services for an appointment to review your OASIS curriculum sheet or call 325-2624.

  • Depends on the curriculum year that the student is following and what class the student made the "D" grade in. See your Faculty Advisor.

  • No, CFR does not accept transfer grades of "D".

  • Students should initiate a graduation audit with the CFR Office of Student Services two semesters prior to the expected graduation semester. For example, if a student intends to graduate in the spring, he or she should complete his or her audit before the preceding fall semester. An appointment with the Coordinator of the CFR Office of Students Services is required. The student's faculty advisor is sent a copy of the audit results when the student and the Coordinator have finalized the audit.

    Students are not certified for graduation until the audit has been completed. Finalizing a graduation audit ensures the student acknowledges that all degree requirements are met. The student must also apply for graduation before the deadline listed in the Academic Calendar of the MSU Bulletin. After this deadline, the Registrar's Office will notify applicants via their MSU student emails to have all their MSU accounts paid in full by a second deadline date. The graduation application fee should be paid by this deadline. Students should not miss this deadline, as they will be removed from the graduation list. Students removed from the graduation list will be required to reapply for graduation and pay another graduation fee.


  • You can apply for graduation over the web by linking to the Registrar's Office.

  • Drop/Add forms (and many other forms) are available in the Student Lounge Room 131 Thompson Hall.

  • Your instructor, your advisor, and a representative in the Office of Student Services. Take the form to the Registrar's Office in Garner Hall.

  • If the class is a CFR class (FO, WF, or FP prefixes) you must secure the signatures of your instructor, your advisor and a representative in the Office of Student Services. If the class you are dropping is not a CFR class, secure the signatures of your advisor and the Associate Dean. Take the form to the Registrar's Office in Garner Hall.

  • Yes, a "W" grade will appear on your official MSU transcript. "W" grades are not calculated into your GPA.

  • March 1 is the deadline to apply for CFR scholarships. External scholarships have other deadlines. Some of these are listed in the CFR Student External Scholarship notebook available in the Office of Student Services, 130 Thompson Hall. February 1 is the deadline to apply for MSU scholarships in the Office of Financial Aid.

  • You can find CFR scholarship application forms in the Student Lounge. MSU scholarship applications forms are available in the Office of Financial Aid.

  • For information of the Mississippi Board of Registration for Foresters, contact the Executive Secretary, Kathy Parker, at 662-325-2772 or by emailing her at kparker@cfr.msstate.edu.

  • It is possible, but not likely. Pre-requisites are pre-requisites for a reason, the CFR is committed to the success of its students. Pre-requisites are the foundation required to successfully complete the next course. Students interested in pursuing a waiver can find the form in the Student Lounge, 131 Thompson Hall.

  • See your faculty advisor to determine the validity of your substitution request. Substitution forms are available in the Student Lounge, 131 Thompson Hall.. Substitutions are not always granted.

  • Yes, with permission. Transfer Request forms are available in the Student Lounge, 131 Thompson Hall. Complete the form and make an appointment with the Office of Student Services. This process guarantees that the course will be applied to your MSU CFR program and that you will meet the 32 hour residency requirement.

  • Complete an Override form available in the Student Lounge, 131 Thompson Hall, secure all signatures required and turn the form into the Office of Student Services to process the override. If approved, you will add the class to your schedule. Note the Office of Student Services is not adding the class for you, only creating an open slot for you. You must register and secure the available slot.

  • With permission. Overload Forms in the Student Lounge, 131 Thompson Hall, must be completed in their entirety and all signatures secured. The Assistant Dean signs for the Dean.

  • Students must visit the Office of Student Services in 130 Thompson Hall to initiate the withdrawal process. In an emergency has occurred, contact the Office of Student Services at 662-325-2624.

  • Yes, with the permission of both instructors and if the conflict is only 15-20 minutes. Complete an Override form available in the Student Lounge, 131 Thompson Hall, secure all signatures required and turn the form into the Office of Student Services to process the override. If approved, you will add the class to your schedule. Note the Office of Student Services is not adding the class for you, only creating an open slot for you. You must register and secure the available slot.

  • See your faculty advisor for information on the minors available that would best compliment your program of study.

  • First, if you are a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior look at your ID card. If it is ragged, replace it by taking it to Allen Hall (Holds and Ids). After the 10th day of the semester currently enrolled CFR seniors, juniors, and sophomores are granted access to the entrance of Thompson Hall Annex and to a308 Thompson Hall. Undergraduate students who need access to other Thompson Hall entrances for employment purposes must seek approval from the department head that employs the student. Freshmen may request access by completing a form available in the Student Lounge, 131 Thompson Hall, and submitting it to the CFR Office of Student Services.

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of GPA hours. Quality points are based on a four-point system and are awarded as follows:

    A = 4
    B = 3
    C = 2
    D = 1
    F = 0

    Each department has its own set of classes that make up their core for calculating core GPA. Refer to the respective department for department-specific policies regarding GPA (See CFR Undergraduate Handbook).

    Example of GPA Calculation

    Course

    Grade

    Calculation of Quality Points Earned
    (GPA Hours x Quality Points = Quality Points Earned)

    GPA Hours

    Quality Points

    Quality Points Earned

    BIO 1203

    C

    3

    2

    6

    CH 1043

    C

    3

    2

    6

    EN 1113

    B

    3

    3

    9

    FO 1101

    B

    1

    3

    3

    MA 1313

    A

    3

    4

    12

    Total

    13

    14

    36

    GPA = Total Quality Points Earned ÷ Total GPA Hours e.g., GPA = 36 ÷ 13 = 2.77