Who We Are
The professional staff of the Academic Advising Center collaborates with faculty and professional staff members across campus to deliver a multifaceted program of academic advisement and retention services for undergraduates. As a result of this advising system, students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to do the following:
- Locate and use a range of advising tools (i.e. College Progress Report, Undergraduate Catalog, Schedule of Classes)
- Identify the purpose and requirements of the General Education Program
- Locate information regarding academic policies and procedures
- Identify and seek assistance from campus resources or services as needed
- Access information that increases their knowledge of New Paltz majors
- Seek guidance from advisors in a timely and appropriate manner
The Academic Advising Center plays a unique role in the academic advising process at SUNY New Paltz. Students without a clear idea of what major they will declare are advised by the staff in Academic Advising or by selected faculty members; both are trained to advise students still exploring majors.*
Beyond assisting their own advisees, the Academic Advising staff can help all undergraduate students interpret academic policies and procedures, discuss general education and college-wide degree requirements, assist with major exploration, and point you in the right direction for just about any problem you encounter or question you might have.
- The Academic Advising Center is not a substitute for your own advisor. Your faculty advisor will have your advising folder, with all the information about your high school and/or previous college work, and they will have your registration PIN which you need for registration. Any time you need an advisor signature, your regular academic advisor should be consulted.
- Students also have a role in the advising process. While there are many people on campus to help you, from your advisor, to your instructors, to campus resources, your education is just that: Yours! Make it meaningful, successful, and something you'll be proud of in the years to come.
What We Do
*Students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are advised by EOP staff throughout their college careers. Once an EOP student declares a major, he or she will also be assigned a departmental faculty advisor.