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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.

What is Academic Advising at Fredonia?

  • 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

Be Prepared for Advising

Academic Advising & Course Selection occurs October 28th - November 8th. Students can meet with their advisor before or after these dates by making an appointment, but they must be advised before they can register for classes. 

Don't go to your appointment unprepared! Here are some tips:

1. Find the name of your academic advisor and go introduce yourself!

  • Log Into Your Connection
  • Click the "Student Tab"
  • Click "Student Records"
  • Click "Advisor Information"

2. Check out your DegreeWorks degree audit to see where you stand, how transfer credit was applied to your degree, and see what you have left to plan ahead!

  • Don't know how to log in or understand your degree audit? Considering changing your major or adding a minor? Watch our "how to" videos.

3. Use the Advising Checklist to help you make note of classes you might be interested in, questions you may have, and documents and procedures you should be aware of.

4. Do a public search for classes to see what is being offered next semester. Make note of a few options for times and classes that fit into your DegreeWorks degree audit and appeal to you.

  • Go to the Fredonia homepage
  • Click "Info & Logins for" "Current Students" at the top
  • Scroll down and click "Academics and Advising"
  • Click "Course Search By Term"
  • Select "Fall 2019"

The variety of programs at Fredonia requires that every student meet with an academic advisor periodically to review progress and plan her/his academic future. Academic advisors can help students monitor their educational progress and keep up with new courses and programs. In conjunction with a student's assigned advisor, Academic Advising Services (located on the 4th floor of Reed Library) is available to help interpret academic policy and procedure. Fredonia recognizes the advising process as individualized teaching.


When Should You See Your 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

Academic Advising Dates

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