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Incoming First-Year Scholars

The Academic Advisement Center helps incoming students have a strong start to their educational journey.

First-Year Scholars Seminars 

Seminars are mandatory for all new incoming first-time scholars. 

  • Seminars for students enrolling in the Spring semester start in late November. 
  • Seminars for students enrolling in the Fall semester start in late April.


  • Provide students with advising and registration support
  • Assist students access and better understand how to use CUNYfirst
  • Introduce students to college resources and support services
  • Help students understand the College's advising structure
  • Introduce students to basic academic policies and procedures
  • Provide information about the freshmen seminar course, NESS 100: College Survival & Success
  • Better prepare students for future advising interactions with staff and faculty advisors
  • Remind students of important deadlines (e.g., registration, payment)


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"College is a journey and a place to grow within a community"