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.

Are you joining the Geneseo Community this fall?  Follow either the "transfer" or "first-year" student information guides:

Transfer students -- start with information  for "reserved seat" registration and transfer Orientation sessions. You will register (in most cases) prior to Orientation.

First-year students -- start signing up for Summer Orientation (via your "Knightweb" account) starting April 15.  You will register at Orientation. On day two of orientation, you’ll meet with a faculty advisor to choose classes for the fall semester. Complete this Academic Advising Worksheet, prior to coming to orientation. You will use this worksheet when meeting with your faculty advisor.  In addition to courses in your major, you will also need to take general education courses to receive your degree. We recommend you review these requirements by going to The goal of this planning sheet is not for you to plan specific courses you wish to take, but to identify specific content areas of interest, including general education.

STAR-NY Online Tutoring

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

For the Spring 2019 semester, STAR-NY  provides online tutoring from Wednesday January 30 until Tuesday  May 14, 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.