Welcome to the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS), the central advisement office at CSI, under the direction of the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Student Success.

Our commitment to student success is foremost.  In partnership with administrators, faculty, and staff, our team strives to support and empower CSI students throughout their academic careers. Academic advisement is an essential component of your education here at CSI.  Our dedicated advisors will help you navigate your way towards completion of your degree.

 

WHAT IS ADVISEMENT?

Advisement isn’t simply course selection.  Although we will assist with choosing courses, advising is teaching. CAAS aims to be part of the educational experience here at CSI, offering insight into the college experience, requirements of your degree, various majors and minors, academic planning, and academic possibilities.  Advisors are not guidance counselors; we are partners in your education.  We are invested in your success and will help create the path that’s best for you.   

 

OUR COHORT:

CAAS oversees the advisement of all incoming FRESHMEN, TRANSFERS, and READMITTED students. CAAS advises ALL undeclared BA/BS and Associate’s degree students (AA, AS, and AAS excluding BUS, ENS, and NRS students).  CAAS is responsible for advising declared CONTINUING students up to 44 credits, (excluding those in special programs or majors with an assigned professional advisor).  Each one of our students is assigned an academic advisor who will assist with major exploration and declaration, academic planning, course selection, applications into specialized programs, and any academic concerns.  When you complete three full semesters of study (45 credits), we transition you to an assigned faculty advisor within your respective declared major’s department.  BUT we are always available to answer any advisement question or concern.

 

OUR SERVICES:

 

GENERAL EDUCATION AUDITS:

CAAS will happily review your academic record and audit Pathways General Education courses needed for the completion of your degree. Students are required to complete all general education requirements (as well as major and minor coursework) and meet minimum GPA and total credit requirement in order to be eligible for graduation. Most programs require 2.0 minimum GPA requirement (excluding BIO, BUS, PSY, and SLS and EDS).  Total credits required: asoociate/s degrees at least 60 credits/for bachelor's degrees: at least 120 credits (excluding BIO/ENS).  Working with your assigned advisor, we will help you plan your coursework for completion. advisement@csi.cuny.edu

 

TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATIONS/TRANSFER STUDENTS:

CAAS is responsible for the processing of transfer credits. Whether you are a transfer student with previous courses from another institution, or one of our own students who has taken College Now courses or completed exams for credit, CAAS will assist with the evaluation and processing of these courses/credits. transferstudents@csi.cuny.edu  New to CSI? CAAS will advise you and guide you throughout the registration and course selection process. newtransferstudent@csi.cuny.edu

 

FRESHMEN ONBOARDING:

CAAS oversees the onboarding process for all incoming freshmen. Our incoming students are advised and registered into Block Schedules that align with the Degree Maps of students’ intended or declared academic programs.   freshmenadvisement@csi.cuny.edu

 

READMITTED STUDENTS:

CAAS is committed to assisting all readmitted students return to their studies. Our office oversees your initial advisement upon return to CSI regardless of your academic major or level.  We are pleased to work with you as you recommit to your studies and academic goals.  We will ensure that your transition back accommodates your needs, while moving forward towards degree completion. advisement@csi.cuny.edu

 

RETENTION:

Our team is dedicated to your success. There may be academic challenges that slow your progress towards completion, but we are here to help with GPA remediation, probation concerns, TAP/Title IV/Compliance issues, grade appeals, and the readmission process after academic dismissal.  retention@csi.cuny.edu