College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS)
Paulette Brower-Garrett, Director

Location: South Administration Bldg (1A), Room 101
Phone: (718) 982.2280

Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS)

In recognition of the unique concerns and needs that transfer students often have, CSI has developed a Transfer Registration and Advisement Communication (TRAC) Team to ensure that your educational experience begin with a solid start. Through our TRAC Team, CAAS offers special, individual sessions for our incoming transfer students to help ease their transition to CSI by providing a brief orientation program, in tandem with advisement and registration for the upcoming semester. For TRAC to arrange your appointment, you must complete the items referred to in the next section:

Before Your Appointment Can Be Scheduled

  • Please pay your commitment deposit: if you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions (Building 2A-Room 103, 718-982-2010).
  • Complete all remaining assessment testing requirements, including the Math Placement Exam: for assistance or to arrange an appointment, please contact the Testing Office (Building 1A-Room 104, 718-982-2380).
  • Submit all official academic transcripts to the Registrar’s Office (Building 2A-Room 110, 718-982-2120) for evaluation: this includes any College Now and Advanced Placement work completed while in high school. You are responsible for the timely submission of all transcripts: please note that CAAS cannot schedule your appointment until your credit evaluation is complete.

Help Us Make the Most of Your Appointment Time

The TRAC Team wants to devote as much time as possible to addressing your academic needs and concerns.  Before coming in for your appointment, please take the time to do the following:

  • Submit the mandatory Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) and Meningitis Form to the Health Center (Building 1C-Room 112, 718-982-3045): failure to do so will result in your not being able to register for classes.
  • Gather any necessary course descriptions and syllabi to assist with the departmental evaluation of any blanket (BKT) credits you have been awarded.
  • Sign up for your CUNY Portal account at .
  • Claim your CUNYfirst account at .
  • Activate your CSI e-mail account at .

What to Expect When You Come to CAAS

During your appointment, you will meet with (TRAC) Team members who will assist with:

  • Reviewing academic curriculum and major requirements;
  • Declaring or changing your major;
  • Determining appropriate general education courses needed at CSI;
  • Developing your class schedule and registering for classes;
  • Answering any academic policy or procedure questions;
  • Providing you with a copy of your class schedule;
  • Referring you to other offices as needed.

Questions or Concerns? Contact us at