Wednesday Open Advising and Faculty Advising Workshops

Open Advising - Wednesdays!

  • Speak with an academic advisor
  • Get answers to advising questions
  • Access resources
  • Research potential majors

Whether you are thinking of changing your major or have questions about how to register, we are here to help!
Academic Advisors are available for brief (10-15 minute) advising questions on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Advisors are available in person in Advisement and Transition, Memorial Library, Room A-111
  • You can also connect with us via phone (607-753-4726)
  • Virtual meetings are available by appointment. Advisement WebEx room
Date Special Topic
Jan. 24


Jan. 31 Semester Planning - understanding your course syllabus
Feb. 7 Transfer credit review - are all your transcripts in?
Feb. 14

Find your Passion
Love Your Major

Feb. 21 Change of major
Consider adding a minor
Feb. 28 GPA Repair Kit
March 6 Reach out to your instructors, respond to feedback from the progress survey, ask for help
March 20

Prepare for your appointment with your Academic Advisor 

March 27 Use Schedule Builder to create your ideal schedule 
April 3 Advisement and Registration Questions
Course Withdrawal decisions
April 10 Advisement and Registration Questions
Options for Summer credit 
Permission to Transfer Credit
April 17 Degree Planning
April 24 Registration Follow up
May 1 Finish Strong 

Faculty Advising Workshops

All workshops are located in the Advisement and Transition conference room, Memorial Library, Room A-111. Advisement and Transition is here to support you in your role as an academic advisor. Reach out with individual questions or to schedule a one-on-one meeting. If you would like to invite a staff member from Advisement and Transition to speak with your department, please complete the Formstack survey letting us know your specific interests and preferred time.

Thursday, Feb. 22
Advising Nuts and Bolts
1 p.m.
Learn SUNY Cortland’s philosophy on academic advising and advisor/advisee expectations. Get the tools you need to understand the advising process and your role in assisting students achieve academic success.  This 1-hour workshop will provide an overview of advising resources, including myRedDragon and Degree Works, and we will discuss the transfer credit process.

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Financial Considerations for Academic Decisions
When choosing to withdrawal from a class, change a major or add a minor, students could be making decisions that have financial implications. Additionally, SUNY Cortland utilizes Registration Compliance Tracking (RCT) to determine whether a student’s registered credits count toward their degree program. Join us to learn about RCT and financial considerations students should keep in mind when registering and making academic decisions.

Monday, March 4
Understanding Course Exceptions/Substitutions
Generally, exceptions are "course substitutions" where one or several courses are substituted for another when the advisor, department chair and associate dean find that the learning outcomes, subject matter, and expectation and materials have significant overlap. Learn more about when an exception might benefit a student, how the process works and the impact transfer credit has on exceptions. 

Wednesday, March 20
Degree Planning
1 p.m.

Helping students see a clear path to their degree is critical to academic success. As an academic advisor, you can assist students in developing a plan that meets degree requirements, is sequenced appropriately and maintains a manageable course load. Join us in discussing the resources available to assist students in degree planning.

Tuesday, March 26
Advising Refresher
11 a.m.
Whether you’ve been advising for 1 year or 10 years, a refresher is always helpful. Join us in reviewing advising best practices, commonly asked questions and the tools available to assist you.