Welcome to Academic Advising at SUNY Plattsburgh
Is This You?
- A new Plattsburgh student
- An Undeclared student
- Changing majors/minors or in an academic “re-direction”
- In academic jeopardy or difficulty — and don't know what to do
- Unclear about an academic policy or degree requirement
That’s Why We’re Here!
The Academic Advising Office is here to help you achieve academic and personal success, stay on track with your degree requirements, and keep you well informed of academic policies that apply to you.
We’re busy all year — orienting new students to our academic system, ensuring that each student has a designated advisor, advising undeclared and transitional majors, helping students on academic probation, and answering all students’ questions about the progress they are making toward an undergraduate degree.
Students visit our office for a wide variety of reasons. Here are just a few:
- Information. Along with your own academic advisor, we can explain General Education requirements, academic policies, how our advising system works, when course advisement occurs, how to interpret your Degree Works audit and register for classes.
- Course Advisement. Our office is the academic home for Undeclared majors. Professional advisors assist undeclared students with adjusting to college, major exploration, and course selection.
- Declaring a Major. Following a few simple steps, students may change, add, or delete a major or minor. We’ll show you what form to complete and direct you to the appropriate people from whom you need a signature or approval.
- Academic Difficulty. Our office coordinates the academic progress review to ensure students meet the 2.0 GPA standard and are making satisfactory progress toward a degree. We assist students on academic probation and those questioning course/college withdrawal.
- Referrals to Services. Sometimes you need help with a matters connected to your academic life — such as career planning, psychological counseling, documenting a learning disability. Our office will refer you to experts who coordinate these services.
How to Find Us
We are located in 101 Feinberg Library (near the entrance to the Claude J Clark Learning Center). Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8am–4:30pm.
- Web: You will find answers to most of your questions 24/7 contained here and within the web pages you see in the left menu.
- Phone or Email: For quick questions, you may email us: [email protected] or phone (518) 564-2080.
- Walk-in: Receive immediate assistance on many matters, such as picking up/dropping off a form, asking about registration dates, and policy questions.
- Appointment: For issues that are more involved (e.g., academic difficulties, long-term academic planning), stop by or call to schedule an individual appointment with one of our professional advisors.
We look forward to assisting you!
Office Location: Feinberg 101-103
Phone: (518) 564-2080
Fax: (518) 564-2079
Email: [email protected]