What is advisement?

Advisement helps you figure out what you want to study and connects you to resources that can enhance your undergraduate experience and prepare you for the future. You are required to see an advisor before you register for classes, and you’re welcome to ask questions at any time!

Where do you go for advising?

  • Schedule an appointment with Cheryl for registration advising or for any questions using using Navigate or by contacting Cynthia.
  • Have you earned 44 or fewer credits or are undecided on a major? You need to see Cheryl to have your advising hold remove prior to registering.
  • Have you earned 45 or more credits? See an advisor in your major(s) to have your advising hold removed.

How to prepare:

  1. Review the College Catalog and your Degree Works to view requirements for your major(s) and minor(s).
  2. Make sure your transfer credit/AP credit/College Now credits transferred so we know what you have credit for!
  3. Write down the questions you still have after reviewing the catalog, this website, and your Degree Works.
  4. Select courses and sections for the upcoming semester. You are encouraged to take as many Verrazzano-designated courses as you can. You are required to take the Verrazzano section of ENG 111, 151, and a mathematics course related to your major.

What to bring for your registration advising meeting (mandatory)

You must complete and upload the following two documents to the dropbox link included in our email annoucement the day before your advising appointment with Cheryl. Your hold will not be removed if you do not submit them, and schedules cannot be approved if they are not complete. 

Verrazzano/Advising Resources

Special Note for Freshmen

If you are in ENG 111, we will be signing you up for Honors ENG 151 (3 credits); M/W 10:10-12:05. As you look for your remaining classes, use the following major-specific guides. If your major isn't listed, no worries--use DegreeWorks and sample four year plans (https://www.csi.cuny.edu/students/academic-advisement/students/four-year...) for guidance and we'll review everything at your advising appointment. And review the Verrazzano course list for times and section numbers!

Accounting/Business

(1) Honors MTH 130: Precalculus – (3 credits); MTH 231/229: Calculus I (4 credits total); or MTH 232: Calculus II (3 credits) – Business and Accounting majors require a sequence of two math courses (see the Catalog for details). Take the next level of Verrazano Honors math if you have not yet completed the math sequence.
(2) Honors MGT 110: Introduction to Management (3 credits)
(3) Honors ACC 218: Introduction to Accounting (4 credits)

Other recommended non-Verrazano courses (in order of priority):
ECO 111: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits) or ECO 112: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
MKT 111: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)

Any course from the Required or Flexible Core in Pathways General Education

Chemistry

(1) Honors CHM 142: General Chemistry II (3 credits) and Honors CHM 127: General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)
(2) Honors MTH 130: Precalculus – 3 credits; MTH 231/229: Calculus I – 4 credits total; or MTH 232: Calculus II – 3 credits – Chemistry majors must take up through Calculus III (MTH 233)

Other Recommended Courses: Any course from the Required or Flexible Core in Pathways General Education.

Computer Science

(1) Honors MTH 130: Precalculus – 3 credits; MTH 231/229: Calculus I – 4 credits total; or MTH 232: Calculus II – 3 credits –  The Computer Science major requires up to MTH 232 (Calculus II); see the College Catalog for details.

Other recommended courses:
(1) CSC 220: Computers and Programming (4 credits)
(2) CSC 211: Intermediate Programming (4 credits)
(3) Any course from the Required or Flexible Core in Pathways General Education
(4) A science course. Computer Science requires three science classes, two of which need to be a sequence chosen from one of the following: General Biology I and II (BIO 170/171, 180/181); General Chemistry I and II (CHM 141/121, 142/127); General Physics I and II (PHY 120/121, PHY 160/161) or Space Science (AST 120/AST 160). The third science class can be any of these classes.

Engineering Science

(1) Honors MTH 130; MTH 231/229: Calculus I – 4 credits total; or MTH 232: Calculus II – 3 credits. Engineering students are required to take through Calculus III (MTH 233).

Other Courses To Be Taken:
(1) ENS 220: Introduction to Computer Engineering (4 credits)
(2) PHY 120/121: General Physics I with Laboratory (4 credits total) (note: cannot be taken if you will not yet have the required prerequisite/corequisite of MTH 231/229)

Medical Laboratory Science

What you take in your second semester depends on what you’re taking now: scroll down for schedule options depending on current classes. Round out your schedule with general education courses.

If you are currently taking Honors BIO 170/171 and CHM 141/121 You must take the following Verrazano courses:
(1) Honors PHL 130: Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
(2) Honors BIO 150: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
(3) Honors CHM 142 & 127: General Chemistry II with Lab (3 credits/1 credit)

If you are currently taking Honors CHM 141/121
(1) Honors CHM 142 & 127: General Chemistry II with Lab (3 credits/1 credit)
(2) Honors PHL 130: Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
(3) You must take BIO 170/171--there are no honors sections in the spring

If you are currently taking Honors BIO 170/171
(1) Honors BIO 150: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
(2) Honors PHL 130: Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
(3) CHM 141/121--there are no honors section in the spring
 

Pre-Nursing

(1) Honors PHL 130: Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
(2) Honors BIO 150: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)

Other recommended courses: Any course from the Required or Flexible Core in Pathways General Education

Biology/Biochemistry/Pre-med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharm

*Math note: Biology majors must take MTH 231/229. Biochemistry and Chemistry majors must take up to MTH 233. Most medical schools required at least one semester of Calculus, and some require two semesters.

If you are currently taking Honors BIO 170/171
(1) Honors BIO 180: General Biology II (3 credits) and Honors BIO 181: General Biology II Laboratory (1 credit)
(2) Honors MTH 130: Precalculus – 3 credits; MTH 231/229: Calculus I – 4 credits total; or MTH 232: Calculus II – 3 credits
Other Strongly Recommended Course CHM 141/121: General Chemistry I (3 credits) plus Laboratory (1 credit)
Other Recommended Courses: Any course from the Required or Flexible Core in Pathways General Education 

If you are currently taking Honors CHM 141/121
(1) Honors CHM 142: General Chemistry II (3 credits) and Honors CHM 127: General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)
(2) Honors MTH 130: Precalculus – 3 credits; MTH 231/229: Calculus I – 4 credits total; or MTH 232: Calculus II – 3 credits
Other Strongly Recommended Course BIO 170/171: General Biology I (3 credits) plus Laboratory (1 credit). There are no honors sections of BIO 170/171 offered in the spring.
Other Recommended Courses: Any course from the Required or Flexible Core in Pathways General Education

Pre-PT or Pre-OT

If you are currently taking Honors BIO 170/171 or BIO 106/107
(1) Honors BIO 150: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
Other Recommended Course(s): Honors PSY 242: Developmental Psychology (4 credits, M/W 2:30-4:25) – if currently taking PSY 100 Any course from the Required or Flexible Core in Pathways General Education As a general note, you should plan to take Verrazano honors sections whenever possible.

If you are currently taking Honors CHM 141/121

(1) Honors CHM 142: General Chemistry II (3 credits) and Honors CHM 127: General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)
Other Recommended Courses: Any course from the Required or Flexible Core in Pathways General Education Honors PSY 242: Developmental Psychology (4 credits) – if currently taking PSY 100 General Biology with Lab (BIO 170/171)