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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

  • Academic Advising & Course Selection Period: Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 17

Academic Advising Services is operating remotely, and is not currently accessible for in-person activity. If you need to contact the office please email, for assistance, as this email is monitored daily.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester will be completed remotely, there have been a lot of questions about the processes and logistics of; Academic Advisement, Course Registration, Course Withdrawal, and more. 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, 

Yes.  Our office will remain open remotely during our regularly scheduled hours, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm .  To make an appointment or for any questions please contact us via email at This account is monitored daily.

Please be aware that phones will be monitored on a limited basis.

  • 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

Please be aware the date for academic advising and course selection period HAS CHANGED and will occur from Monday, April 6th through Friday, April 17th. To view new dates, go to the Academic Calendar.

Students should still schedule appointments with their assigned academic advisor.  The only difference is the appointment will be via phone, email, chat, or virtual.  All students should receive an email from their academic advisor by April 6, with instructions on how to schedule an advising appointment.  If you do not hear from your advisor by April 6, please email them.


If you don't know who your advisor is, please use the following instructions.

Registration for Fall classes begins April 14th (for seniors). Therefore, it is not too early for you to begin planning for courses for next semester. A great place to start is the Academic Advising Check-List

If you don't know when the date and time of your registration is, please use the following instructions.

Course withdrawals require the consultations of your academic advisor as well as your instructor.  To withdraw from a Spring 2020 course, please send an email to both your Advisor and Course Instructor.  After your advising consultation with those two individuals, if you still want to withdraw from the course, they will forward your email to the Registrar's Office for processing.  Once the Registrar's Office receives the consultation confirmations, we will process the withdrawal.  You will receive a confirmation email when completed.  Please copy and modify (entering your information) the following email template to compose your message.


List COURSE WITHDRAWAL as your subject.



I would like to withdraw from CRN SUBJECT COURSE# for #Credits from the Spring 2020 semester.  Please let me know when we may discuss this decision.  

After consultation, if the final decision is one of withdrawal, please forward this email to the Registrar’s Office at as my advisor and instructor confirming that the appropriate advisory conversations have taken place.

Thank you,

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. 

Two virtual drop-in sessions will be offered to all students to speak with an Academic Advisor

To join one of the drop-in sessions, click the session's link.


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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