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Academic Advising Services

The Mission of Academic Advising Services at the State University of New York at Fredonia is to empower students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their academic, personal and professional goals through direct service to the student and collaboration with faculty, staff, and other campus resources.

Important Information

Though Academic Advising Services is open, we are not currently accessible for in-person activity. However, we are accessible in other ways. Please see below for options

Make an appointment to speak with an Academic Advisor 

This option is offered to students as a video chat via Google Meet.

After scheduling a date/time for an appointment, an Academic Advisor will email you instructions and a link to access the meeting. 

Schedule an Appointment

Additional Options to speak with an Academic Advisor

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A lot of questions have been raised regarding Academic Advising Services for Fall 2020. Below are some of the more popular questions that Academic Advising Services has been answering so far, as well as, information we believe will be useful for you at this time.

*The list below will be monitored and continuously updated as more questions arise.

If any questions you have are not on this list, please email, Advising@Fredonia.edu 

No.

Currently, Academic Advising Services is not offering drop-in face-to-face appointments. Please check back for updates as Advising is working on creating a scheduling system that will allow face-to-face appointments to take place while adhering to all SUNY Fredonia safety policies.

If someone wishes to speak with an advisor they should contact Academic Advising by either:

Email: Advising@Fredonia.edu

Phone: 716-673-3188

Google Chat: Advising Center

Yes. 

Our office is open during our regularly scheduled hours, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Academic advising is a developmental process which assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and in the development of educational plans for the realization of these goals.

  • It is a decision-making process by which students realize their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchanges with an advisor; it is ongoing, multifaceted, and the responsibility of both student and advisor.

  • The advisor serves as a facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning experiences through course and career planning and academic progress review, and an agent of referral to other campus agencies as necessary

Monday, October 26, 2020

Please check back for updated information closer to the beginning of the Academic Advising and Course Selection period.

Students can find their advisor by following the instructions below:

  1. Log into Your Connection
  2. Click 'Student' tab
  3. Click 'Student Records'
  4. Click 'Advisor Information'
Monday, November 2 Senior Registration begins
Wednesday, November 4 Junior Registration begins
Friday, November 6 Sophomore Registration begins
Tuesday, November 10 Freshmen Registration begins

A great place to begin your preparation is - Academic Advising Check-List
If you don't know when the date and time of your registration is, please use the following instructions.

A change to your primary major will take place via a request through Your Connection.  Log into Your Connection and click on your Student Tab.  Select the Student Records link and then View Student Information.  Review the Curriculum Information of your Current Program.  Click the link to request a change to your primary major. 

*Continuously monitored and updated

Emails:

Resources:

Policies:

  • Foreign Language Policy for Spring 2020 Only
  • To request an override for a registration error you have encountered for summer or fall 2020 you may use the form linked here.  Complete the form, save and forward to the course instructor or academic department offering the course.  If an override is appropriate, the academic deparmtent will assign the appropriate override allowing you to register or the instructor may forward their permision onto the registrar's office at, registrar@fredonia.edu if they approve your request.  
  • If you would like to carry a course load of more than 18 credit hours and are in good academic standing (not on probation) you may use the form linked here.  Complete the form, save it and forward to your primary major department.  If approved, the department will increase your max registration hours for the term in question.  A listing of academic departmnet contacts can be found here.

Academic Advising and Registration Information:

Policies:

  • Foreign Language Policy for Spring 2020 Only
  • To request an override for a registration error you have encountered for summer or fall 2020 you may use the form linked here.  Complete the form, save and forward to the course instructor or academic department offering the course.  If an override is appropriate, the academic deparmtent will assign the appropriate override allowing you to register or the instructor may forward their permision onto the registrar's office at, registrar@fredonia.edu if they approve your request.  
  • If you would like to carry a course load of more than 18 credit hours and are in good academic standing (not on probation) you may use the form linked here.  Complete the form, save it and forward to your primary major department.  If approved, the department will increase your max registration hours for the term in question.  A listing of academic departmnet contacts can be found here.

Helpful Information:

"Drop In" Collaborate Sessions for All Students:

Students

When Should You See Your Academic Advisor?

  • Every semester prior to your registration date
  • To discuss academic progress
  • To find out more about a particular major or minor
  • To discuss any problems that might affect your academic performance
  • To discuss dropping a class, and the possible impact from your decision (financial aid, full-time status, etc.)
  • To discuss graduate and professional options and receive appropriate referrals
  • To monitor progress toward graduation

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