New Student Information Guide
Center for Advising and Academic Success
South Administration Building (1A), Room 101
Here both entering freshmen and transfer students can find yearly assistance with the major selection and declaration process, career testing and guidance, course selection, understanding general education requirements, interrupting academic policies and procedures, and NY State TAP progress assistance. All undecided students receive academic advising services through the Center for Advising and Academic Success. A photo ID is required of all students in order to receive advising and registration services.
First Year Students
At CSI, your Advisement and Registration experience begins at New Student Orientation (NSO) after you have completed your testing process (if required) and once you have paid your tuition deposit.
During day one of NSO, you will:
1). Attend academic departmental presentations that will offer you the chance to declare if you haven’t, and/or to reaffirm your interest in a studying a specific major;
2). Be issued your Pre-Registration Advisement Worksheet to help you prepare for your course selection process on Day Two of NSO;
3). Be assigned to your specific advisement and registration group.
On day two of NSO, you will:
1). Obtain portal access;
2). Review your testing results and viable general education courses that are applicable for you during your first semester at CSI;
3). Develop your class schedule and register for classes;
4). Be provided with a copy of your schedule, bill and the opportunity to meet with Financial Aid, Admission and the Bursar’s Office as needed.
Transfer students advisement and registration experience begins once their transcripts have been evaluated by the Office of the Registrar, all necessary testing requirements have been fulfilled and their tuition deposit has been paid. Upon completion of all above processes, students are then contacted to complete their course scheduling and registration process with the Center for Advising and Academic Success.
During this appointment, students meet with Transfer Registration and Advisement Communication (TRAC) Team members who will assist you in:
1). Reviewing academic curriculum and major requirements;
2). Declaration of a major;
3). Determining appropriate general education courses needed at CSI;
4). Developing your class schedule and registering for classes;
5). Answering any academic policy or procedure questions;
6). Providing you with a copy of your class schedule and tuition bill;
7). Referring you to other desired offices.
All students are assigned a faculty member within their academic department and who will mentor them until graduation, once they have declared their major and/or program of interest. Students are encouraged to declare their major once they have earned 12 college level credits and have completed all remediation requirements.