Syracuse University

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College Advising Statements

Architecture

The School of Architecture requires all students to be advised by their academic advisor before they can register for classes.  Academic advisors will contact students with their scheduled advising date/time.   In preparation of your appointment, confirm your progress towards your degree through MySlice.  Go to My Academics and then click on View My Advising Report. The report is an up-to-date assessment of how your credits have been used to satisfy your degree program requirements.  Then, using your Advising Report and the curriculum as your guide, fill your Shopping Cart on MySlice with the appropriate courses for the upcoming semesterPrint your Shopping Cart to bring to your advising appointment.  After you have met with your advisor, your advising hold will be released and you will be able to register for classes on MySlice.  To view the date and time you are allowed to register, use the View My Enrollment Dates link in MySlice.  If you attempt to register prior to your assigned time, you will receive an error message.

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Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences REQUIRES all students to be advised by their faculty advisor(s) before they can register for classes. Students with double majors are required to see both of their departments’ faculty advisors for advising.  Dually enrolled students and students in the Combined program are required to seek advising from both colleges' faculty advisors.

It is each student's responsibility to contact his/her faculty advisor to set up an advising appointment.  Your Advising Hold can take up to 48 business hours to be removed, so please do not wait until the day before, or the day of, your registration time to meet with your advisor (your advisor may not be available certain days prior to your registration time).

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Education

The School of Education requires all undergraduates to meet with their faculty advisors before registering. Undergraduate registration begins November 12, 2015. You should plan on meeting with your advisor in the three weeks preceding registration. Remember that it is your responsibility to initiate your advising meeting. After meeting with your advisor, you must take your signed Advising Form to your program area office so your advising hold can be removed. A designated staff member will remove the hold, allowing you to register according to your assigned time. This includes the Dual EDU/FALK, Dual A&S/EDU and Dual VPA/Art Education students, all of whom will have an Education advising hold placed along with their FALK, A&S and VPA advising hold. Please be advised that it may take up to one full business day to remove the hold, and you will NOT be able to register if the advising hold (and/or any other holds you may have) is not removed. If you are unable to meet with your advisor, please contact AMIE REDMOND, ASSISTANT DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SERVICES, in 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, (315) 443-2506.

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Engineering and Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires all undergraduates to meet with their faculty or professional advisor before registering for classes. Undergraduate registration begins November 12, 2015. You should plan on meeting with your advisor in the three weeks preceding registration. Remember that it is your responsibility to initiate your advising meeting. Once you have met with your advisor and obtained her/his signature on the E&CS Undergraduate Advising Form, you must take the form to the Student Records Office in 130 Link Hall. A Student Records staff member will release your hold no later than the end of the following business day allowing you to register according to your assigned date/time. If you need assistance in contacting your faculty advisor, please consult the E&CS Faculty Advisor list posted outside 130 Link Hall, check MySlice under VIEW MY ADVISOR, or contact the Student Records Office at (315) 443-5191 or via email at undergradrecords@ecs.syr.edu.

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Sport and Human Dynamics

The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics requires all undergraduates to meet with their advisors before they register to insure that they are choosing courses that lead towards the completion of their degree. It is each student's responsibility to initiate the advising appointment and to be prepared with potential course selections for their advising session. All undergraduate students have registration advising holds that will be released based on a productive advising session, allowing you to register.  After the registration advising session your academic advisor will electronically submit an Advising Form with recommended courses to Student Services and the hold will be released (a minimum of 24 hours is required for processing).  A copy of the Advising Form will also be given to you and placed in your file.

The name and contact information for your advisor can be found in My Slice under VIEW MY ADVISOR. If you have further questions, please call (315) 443-3144 or (315) 443-2077.

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Information Studies

In the School of Information Studies each freshman and sophomore, and each student who has been in the iSchool for less than one year, will have an advising hold placed on their registration. The iSchool Undergraduate Student Services Office, 114 Hinds Hall, will release the hold once the student has obtained an authorized advisor signature on an Advising Form. To obtain an advising signature, students are required to attend the scheduled group advising session on Friday, October 23rd in 120 Hinds Hall 11 am to 3pm (Freshmen only!) or Friday, October 30th (347 hinds Hall) or Friday, November 6th (120 Hinds Hall) from 11:00AM-3:00PM for all other students. This is an open session - you stop in when it fits into your schedule. If you cannot attend an advising session, please consult the iSchool Undergraduate Student Services Office, 114 Hinds Hall, (315) 443-6137. For further assistance, contact Tess Schaufler (thschauf@syr.edu) Academic Advisor in 114 Hinds Hall.

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Management

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management requires four groups of students to be advised before registering: freshmen (even those with sophomore standing); new external transfer students; new intra-university transfer students; and students on academic probation. Freshmen must attend group advising sessions during the week of October 19th, while external and intra-university transfers should meet with their Academic Advisor (assigned by House). Students on probation should schedule an appointment with their Probation Advisor using WhitLink. The Undergraduate Office will be removing advising holds for these students in batches at the end of the working day on which they are advised. Undergraduates not in these four groups should still plan to meet with an advisor to ensure they are fulfilling requirements.

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Public Communications

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications requires first-year students, who are singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies, to meet with their Newhouse faculty advisors and to bring their signed Advising Forms to the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising & Records Office (316 N3) to obtain clearance before registering. Sophomores may either meet with their faculty advisors or attend a seminar, “Navigating Your Newhouse Degree”, presented by Undergraduate Advising & Records, to have their advising holds removed. Students in all years who are on probation are also required to meet with their faculty advisors before registering. The Undergraduate Advising & Records Office will need 24 hours (excluding weekends) to remove the advising hold so students must turn in their signed Advising Forms at least 24 hours before their initial registration access time. Once students have obtained their faculty advisor's signature, they do not need to obtain a second signature to adjust schedules, but if they change course selections substantially or exhaust alternatives, it is important to review revised plans with their advisor. Singly enrolled and PC/IS dual Newhouse juniors and seniors are encouraged to see their faculty advisors and are responsible for knowing degree requirements, but may register without turning in a signed Advising Form. Dually enrolled Newhouse students must follow the advising requirements of their home college. If Newhouse is not the home college, students should still consult with Newhouse Undergraduate Advising on questions which affect their Newhouse major. If students have not been able to see their faculty advisor, they should see their department chairperson or Assistant Dean Karen McGee or Theresa Fuller, Manager of Undergraduate Advising & Records. If students have an incomplete schedule and need assistance, they should see Dean McGee in 316 Newhouse 3 before leaving campus for the semester.

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Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts requires all undergraduates in the School of Art, School of Design, Department of Transmedia, the Setnor School of Music, the Department of Drama and all first-years and sophomores in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies to meet with their faculty advisors before registering. Advising takes place during the three-week period before early registration begins and it is the student's responsibility to initiate the advising appointment. After meeting with your advisor, bring your signed Advising Form to your area department administrative assistant to have the advising hold released. Holds are generally released by the end of the day that the form is submitted, but the process may take up to 24 hours. Advising appointments should be planned accordingly. Juniors and seniors in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies do not have advising holds but are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisors to ensure that course requirements are being fulfilled. If you need assistance in contacting your faculty advisor, see the department assistant in your area. Other questions may be directed to the VPA Office of Student Affairs at (315) 443-2517.

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