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.
Have questions about your major?
Or want to know what courses you should take for a minor you're interested in?
Or need assistance registering for fall courses???
We're here to help!!!
How to Contact Us!
Email Advising@Fredonia.edu to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor
When emailing Academic Advising Services, please be sure to include the following information:
- Fredonia ID #
- Reason for contacting us
- Preferred mode of meeting (phone or zoom)
- List several days and times you are available
Make an appointment to speak with an Academic Advisor
When you schedule an appointment with an advisor you will have the option of either meeting in-person or via Zoom.
After scheduling a date/time for an appointment, an Academic Advisor will email you instructions and a link to access the meeting.
If the day and time you are looking for isn't available, please contact Academic Advising Services using one of the 'additional options' below.
- Phone: 716-673-3188
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
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
Academic Advising Services is located on the 4th floor in the Reed Library. Currently our drop-in office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Our office is open during our regularly scheduled hours, M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 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
- Academic Forgiveness Programs
- Course Waivers
- Fredonia Foundations (General Education)
- Fredonia in 4
- Foreign Language Placement Test
- Liberal Arts / Undecided Major
- Major and/or Minor Changes
- Probation and Academic Standing
- Self-Design Major and Minor
- Transfer Student Services
- Unofficial GPA Calculator
- Withdrawal, Medical Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, and Not Returning
Monday, March 28, 2022
Students can find their advisor by following the instructions below:
- Log into Your Connection
- Click 'Student' tab
- Click 'Student Records'
- Click 'Advisor Information'
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
- Instructions/Resources for Academic Advising, Email 1 of 2
- Resources and Tips for Advising in a Virtual Environment, Email 2 of 2
- Advising Worksheet - PDF
- Advising Worksheet - Google Sheet Fillable
- Academic Advising Checklist
- NEW: Advising Notes in Degree Works
- How to Find Student's Mid-Term Grades
- How to Find a List of Your Advisees
- Supporting Students on Probation
- Your Connection Resources & Procedures
- 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:
- 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 department contacts can be found here.
- Academic Advising Checklist
- Access your midterm grades
- Find the date & time you can register
- Jump Start to Advising - Powerpoint
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