Office of Advising

The Office of  Advising assists students, faculty, and prospective students in navigating Geneseo's curriculum. We celebrate student success every day, and we also publish the Dean's List and President's list at the end of each semester. We help students explore potential majors and "right size" a major that doesn't fit. Advisors also assist students who have struggled academically through academic coaching and alignment with resources that help all students stay on track. 

Affirming our Values

The Office of  Advising serves all students at SUNY Geneseo, and to serve all students well, we must acknowledge that our culture remains one in which students of color, and especially black students, continue to face racial injustice. In line with President Battles’ May 31 avowal of Geneseo’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we affirm our support of those who denounce and actively resist racism and injustice. Our educational values in the liberal arts tradition ask us to think deeply and critically, to read broadly, and to act ethically and responsibly in our immediate and wider communities. To that end, we encourage all students to explore the ways Geneseo's curriculum teaches about identity, intersectionality, and human diversity.


News Items

Advising Guide for A Geneseo Education for a Connected World General Education Program


Quick Q&A

Q. How do courses from other colleges transfer to Geneseo?

A. Use the Transfer Equivalency Databank to determine if and how a course might transfer in from other colleges.  

Q. I am a new student planning to start next semester. How soon will I get my class schedule?

A.  Welcome! Please visit the New Student Registration page to learn all about registering for classes.

Quick Links

Schedule an Appointment

Meet with an Academic Peer Mentor


Transfer Equivalency Self-Service

Pre-Graduation Checklist

Teacher Certification

Student Account Holds



Social Media

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Contact Us

Office of Advising
106 Erwin Hall
One College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: 585-245-5541


Mon - Fri. 8:00am - 4:00pm

Information for Current Students

P/F grading policy

Registering for Classes -- a quick overview!

Tips for Remote Studying during COVID-19

KOALA -- Knights Online Academic Learning Assistance (any questions you have about online learning)

Meet with an Academic Peer Mentor

Geneseo Learning Centers and Tutoring

Identity-based courses in Geneseo's curriculum

Academic Advising Overview

Academic Peer Mentors (APMs)

Dr. Saundra McGuire on the "Study Cycle" (a 7 minute video -- excellent!)

STAR-NY: Free SUNY-Wide Online Tutoring Sun-Thu, 7 to Midnight

Information for Faculty

P/F grading policy

Incomplete Grade Agreement 

Incomplete Grade Agreement (WORD)

Dr. Saundra McGuire on the "Study Cycle" (a 7 minute video -- excellent!)

Identity-based courses in Geneseo's curriculum

How to provide access to course materials for students who have Incomplete grades (TRANSITION FROM CANVAS TO BRIGHTSPACE, Spring 2023)

Low Density Classroom Capacities

NAVIGATE Quick Start Guide


Information for New, Incoming, & Prospective Students

New Student Registration FAQs

New Transfer Students

Academic Advising Overview

Language Requirement & Placement Info

NAVIGATE Student App and "Study Buddies"

Exploring a major or "Undeclared" -- thoughts from the Dean

Dr. Saundra McGuire on the "Study Cycle" (a 7 minute video -- excellent!)

New Student Programs & Orientation

How will my courses transfer to Geneseo? (Databank)

Identity-based courses in Geneseo's curriculum

I need information about academic or housing accommodations (Office of Accessibility)

Appointments, Course Approvals, Major Changes

To schedule an appointment with an Advisor in our office, see "Schedule an Appointment" in the Quick Links at the top of this page.

To schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor or Department Chair please reach out to them directly by email.

The Advising Office manages & processes changes of major/minor/concentration, pre-approval of transfer courses, credit increase approvals, and time conflict overrides. 

Requests for changes of major are handled electronically. Please fill out the Change of Major (Google form). Not all questions will apply to your situation. Click "Next" to move forward to the next page. When submitted and received, we will send the form to Department Chairs for approval.  Please email the Advising office with any questions.

Send course approval forms to

The Office of Advising is responsible for Geneseo's early alert system, Navigate, providing training for faculty and staff and academic support for students.