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Academic Planning & Advising

Academic Advising at Geneseo begins with a strong tradition of faculty advising: each student is assigned a faculty member to meet with to discuss their course of study, their academic interests, and their goals after graduating. Advising continues during the period of remote instruction.

All advising holds and pre-graduation check holds have been ended for Spring 2020.  However, it is essential that students and advisors continue to communicate with each other, whether by video conference, phone, or email.  If you have not heard from your advisor, please reach out directly. 

The Deans of the Schools of Education and Business also advise graduate students and offer group advising sessions for new majors. Many professional staff members across campus provide academic advising that complements the work of faculty advisors, especially the Access Opportunity Program, the International Student & Scholar Services office, the Study Abroad Office, and Career Development (including information on Internships).

The Academic Planning and Advising Office can answer questions about the curriculum and completing your degree. Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) will be offering remote advising help soon.  Find out more information about the Academic Peer Mentor Program. 

Recognize your faculty advisor:

Is your faculty advisor a great resource and source of support during your academic journey? Say “thank you” by completing this brief form.  The deadline to submit is: March 27th!

Access the form, here:

New Transfer Student Registration

Are you a transfer student joining the Geneseo Community this Fall and curious about class registration?

The Academic Planning and Advising office works to ensure that new transfer students get schedules that will be degree-applicable. Our priority is to make sure you're making progress toward your degree in a timely manner. We know that some incoming students get nervous that the classes they need (or are interested in) will fill up when current students register, but please don't worry. The office holds seats from current students to save them for new transfer students. Learn more about the "reserved seat" registration scheduling process for incoming transfer students.

The only way that we can assure that students get the courses they need is to pre-make their schedules. You are able to provide input on your schedule preferences and offer information on your prior coursework, time conflicts, and scheduling restrictions via the fall registration questionnaire. You can submit your information in the registration queue as we get closer to Fall registration. You will receive an email once this site is open and at that time you may visit KnightWeb or the Office of New Student Programs website to do so, once the site is open.

Transfer registration FAQs

STAR-NY Online Tutoring -- this is a SUNY-wide evening, online tutoring service.

Watch this one-minute video explaining how you can get tutoring in many subjects through STAR-NY.

STAR-NY is a free (for Geneseo students), SUNY-wide online tutoring service. All tutoring is done back and forth on an electronic whiteboard. Tutoring is available in many subject areas (usually including including writing, math, chemistry, biology, physics, economics, and accounting) during evening hours (7:00pm to midnight, Sunday through Thursday) when other tutoring sites and services are closed. For more details, visit:  Review the subject areas that have tutoring available and click on "Request a Tutor" to enter the online queue.

During normal instructional time periods, Academic Advising and Planning in Erwin Hall 106 is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday - Friday (summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Call (585) 245-5541 to schedule an appointment.