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Academic Planning & Advising

The Dean and the Office of Academic Planning & Advising work with academic advisors across campus. In Erwin 106, advisors meet with students by appointment, but feel free to drop by with your questions.

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. The Deans of the Schools of Education and Business also advise their 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) have walk-in appointment hours available in Erwin 106. Additionally, academic clubs and organizations also provide informal peer-to-peer advising and important information about registration and students’ experiences at Geneseo.

New Student Registration

Are you joining the Geneseo Community this spring and curious about class registration?

The Academic Planning and Advising office works to ensure that new first-year and 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 first year and transfer students. Learn more about the "reserved seat" registration scheduling process for incoming first year and 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 spring registration questionnaire. You can submit your information in the registration queue beginning November 11th at 9:00 a.m. Visit KnightWeb or the Office of New Student Programs website to do so.

Transfer registration FAQs

STAR-NY Online Tutoring

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

For the Fall 2019 semester, STAR-NY provides online tutoring from Tuesday September 3 through Thursday December 12, 2019. This is a free (for Geneseo students) SUNY-wide online tutoring service. All tutoring is done back and forth on an electronic whiteboard in subject areas including writing, math, chemistry, biology, physics, economics, and accounting. Tutoring is available during evening hours when other tutoring sites are closed.

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.