SUNY Erie believes that academic advisement is a major element of student success. An effective advisement program provides students a forum in which students, in concert with a faculty member, can begin to connect their own academic aptitude with their educational goals. At SUNY Erie, academic advising is the catalyst for students to achieve their academic potential, objectives and, ultimately, to be life-long learners and successful citizens. Maintaining the highest professional standards, advisors will ensure all students are given the opportunity to connect the advisement process of learning, reflection and academic goal setting to their overall college experience. The advisor has the responsibility to possess accurate information and to assist students in their efforts to make informed academic decisions. To be successful, the individual student in pursuit of his or her educational goals must take advantage of the opportunities to meet with an advisor and must take responsibility for meeting the specific academic requirements of the college. All first-time, full-time, matriculating students must receive academic advisement prior to registering. Please contact the Welcome Center if you are unsure of your advisor at (716) 851-1322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff for each major are available to meet virtually with students. Use the contact information below to schedule an appointment. If you’re unable to meet virtually with a department specialist, contact the Counseling Department on any campus to speak with an Academic Counselor to advise you about your courses and help you register. You should review your program requirements and the online course schedule, make a tentative schedule, and make an appointment with your advisor to review your plan. The name of your advisor can be found in the "Program Evaluation" tool within WebAdvisor. The Evaluation contains your program requirements (what classes you need to take to graduate) and the name of your Academic Advisor.
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Students are responsible to notify and ensure that their mailing address is kept current on the college data files maintained by the campus Registrar's Office. Mail returned to the college as undeliverable will not be re-mailed. Returned mail will be forwarded to the office issuing the mail and will be held for 30 days, after which time it will be destroyed.
To avoid cancellation of your courses, a student must have been deferred through financial aid, be paid in full or have enrolled in the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) through Student Account Services by the tuition due date. Students who fail to meet one of those criteria will be cancelled from all advance registered classes. Cancelled students that re-register will automatically be charged additional fees.
First-time students, as well as re-registering students, who register after advance registration date and whose bill is not covered by one of the mentioned payment methods, will automatically be charged a fee and enrolled in the college's Tuition Installment Program.
Please remember that it is the student's responsibility for payment, even in instances of non-attendance, unless courses are officially dropped by the student by the last date of add/drop. It is important to note that by registering for classes, the student acknowledges liability to SUNY Erie for tuition, fees and any required collection costs or legal fees as outlined in the tuition and fee section.