Academic Advisement Center
In preparation for your Fall 2021 advising session, academic advisement services are available via video conference and/or email. In an effort to connect you with your designated advisor(s), please communicate with us via the appropriate email below.
Remember to include your 8-digit CUNY EMPLID and full name in your communication.
- For incoming freshmen (beginning Fall 2021), email FirstYearScholars@york.cuny.edu.
- For incoming transfers (beginning Fall 2021), email TransferScholars@york.cuny.edu.
- For Readmitted Scholars (returning Fall 2021), email ReadmittedScholars@york.cuny.edu.
- For undeclared continuing students, email us at Advisement@york.cuny.edu.
Note: Declared students are recommended to visit their department webpage for Faculty Summer 2021 availability.
Your Success is Our Success!
We are Here to Help
The Academic Advisement Center help students:
- make decisions related to their academic careers at York College
- understand graduation requirements, and how they impact course selection and academic schedules
- develop an educational plan for persisting to graduation
- understand York College programs, policies, procedures and resources
- research various majors, and where they can lead after graduation
- explore life goals, values, abilities, interests, and possible challenges
- evaluate or reevaluate progress toward established goals and educational plans
Connect with Your Advisor
Who is Advised in the Academic Advisement Center?
- All entering freshmen
- Incoming transfer students who have not declared a major
- Continuing students who have not declared a major
PLEASE NOTE: Students with a declared major are advised by faculty advisors. During the summer months, the Academic Advisement Center provides some advising support to continuing and incoming transfer students with declared majors. Non-degree seeking students can access advising services at the Academic Advisement Center, but it is not required.
The Academic Advisement Center provides advising services through appointments and walk-ins. Advisement sessions are student-centered and delivered in one-on-one or group settings and via email.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have an advising appointment, you will be served on a first-come-first-served basis. Examples of walk-in and remote advising topics:
- Drop/add/swap class
- Semester and long-term academic planning
- Discussion how to change your major
- Explore declaring a major
- Issues with registration (e.g., ADV hold)
- Event sign-up (e.g., workshops)
- NESS seminar support or questions
- Academic advisor needs to sign document
- Referrals to other offices or services
- Clarification of academic policies
How to Schedule an Advising Appointment
- Stop by the Academic Advisement Center, Academic Core Building, Room 2C01
- Call 718-262-2280
- Email email@example.com
How to Prepare for an Advising Appointment
Academic advisors are excited about helping you achieve your academic and professional goals. To prepare for your advising session please write the following down or note it in your mobile devices:
- Log into DegreeWorks and verify the classes you are currently taking.
- Identify classes you will need to take next semester and/or during the Winter or Summer Sessions. Please remember to graduate within 4 years, you should take 15 credits/semester or 30 credits each year.
- If the course schedule is available, log into your CUNYfirst account, search classes and create your perfect class schedule.
- If you are undeclared or considering a major change, based on your interests, skills, abilities, and career goals, identify at least three possible majors you could declare. If you need additional assistance, stop by Career Services, Academic Core - Room 3M01.
- Prepare any questions you might have for the academic advisor in advance.
If you are on academic probation, please go to the Counseling Center, Academic Core - Room 1G03, for additional guidance.
What can I expect when I meet with my academic advisor?
- Courteous, caring, respectful, and supportive guidance to help you explore and discover your academic and career goals.
- Help with academic planning and career guidance consistent with your interests, values, and goals.
- Provide accurate information about academic requirements, CUNY and York College policies and procedures, and campus resources.
Referrals to the appropriate resources to support your academic and career goals.
- Understand and explain the technology used to help you successfully navigate your educational journey (DegreeWorks, CUNYfirst, York email account).
What is expected of me as a student?
- Make appointments each semester for advisement, come to appointments on time, and contact your advisor to reschedule if you need to cancel.
- Courteous and respectful interactions.
- Arrive to your appointments prepared. Write down questions and concerns in advance. Refer to your degree audit and educational plan in DegreeWorks to review requirements and course suggestions. Review degree requirements you have already completed and plan for those not yet fulfilled.
- Understand and use the technology that will help you successfully navigate your educational journey (DegreeWorks, CUNYfirst, York email account).
- Take responsibility for the choices you make during your time at York College! You are ultimately responsible for your academic and career decisions. The academic advisor provides guidance and information to help you make informed choices.
Taking 30 credits per year = on-time graduation!
At CUNY, it doesn’t cost more to take 15 credits vs. 12 credits