Academic Advisement

School of Business Advisement Center

The information contained in the School of Business Advisement Center webpages are for general purposes only. Please consult with an academic advisor for specific recommendations appropriate to your individual situation.

The advisors in the School of Business provide advisement services to students who are admitted to one of the degree or certificate programs in the School of Business. We are a team of professionals who are dedicated to working with you to guide you in achieving your academic goals.

Advisor Availability
You can meet individually with an advisor by scheduling an appointment or as a walk-in should an advisor be available.

Jack Cramer, Barbara Healey, Kelli Leclair, Casey Lensink, Rosemary Schultz and Alan Young

Department Chairs
Karen A. Jones, J.D.; James Looby and Ricky Thibodeau

Advisement and Registration for New Students

Advisement and registration information for new students may be obtained by calling the School of Business Advisement Center at (518) 629-7148.

New students also are required to attend New Student Orientation prior to the start of classes, either before or after their academic advisement appointment.

Advisement and Registration for Current and Transfer Students

Students may schedule an appointment by coming to the Advisement Center in Brahan Hall, Room 205. You will need to submit a printed copy of your degree audit from DegreeWorks when you schedule your appointment.

Phone advisement is provided for online and evening students. Please call (518) 629-7148 for phone advisement. Please have your degree audit from DegreeWorks available for discussion.
NOTE: These calls are taken and returned in the order in which they are received, at the opportunity of an available advisor.

PLEASE NOTE: Advisement appointment requests are not taken via email.

Before meeting with your advisor, please:

Contact the Advisement Center 24 hours in advance, when possible, to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Consistently missed appointments will be rescheduled after all other students have been advised.

Attending Your Appointment
Your advisement appointment is your opportunity to enhance your educational experience at Hudson Valley Community College. During this time, your advisor will document the courses you wish to take in the next semester along with any suggested alternatives that may improve your educational or career progress. Your advisor will pay special attention to how your academic progress and course selection may affect degree completion, future eligibility for financial aid, and transferability, where applicable. To ensure that you get the most out of your appointment, please consider the following:

  • Arrive to your appointment on time. If you are running late, please call our office at (518) 629-7148.
  • Bring any notices or letters regarding your academic progress to your appointment.
  • If you are in the last semester of your program and plan to earn a degree, please be sure to complete a degree application (available from the Registrar's Office) with your advisor and submit it to the Registrar's Office by the due date.

At the end of your appointment, your advisor will complete and sign the Advisement Contact Form containing advised courses, and you will be given your Advisor Verification Number (AVN) for scheduling. Your next step will be to continue the registration process by scheduling courses.

Follow-up on Appointment
You are encouraged to stop by the Advisement Center in Brahan Hall, Room 205 at any time with questions about your education.

While advisors are particularly busy during peak registration periods, add/drop week, and the second half of the semester, your questions are important and we will make every effort to give your questions our best attention.

Advisors often have a lighter schedule during the first four weeks of a semester and this can allow for extra time to review questions or concerns without making a formal appointment.

Student and Advisor Relationship

Advisors assist you in successfully planning and completing your academic degree or certificate program. As a student, you can expect your advisor to:

  • Assist you in defining and developing your educational and career goals.
  • Suggest courses that are consistent with your degree program and educational goals.
  • Review your academic record and note your progress toward your degree.
  • Evaluate all transcripts from other collegiate institutions to identify transfer credit.
  • Answer your questions regarding academic policies that may affect your attendance at Hudson Valley Community College.
  • Help you resolve academic difficulties.
  • Refer you to other campus support services as necessary.
  • Take an active interest in your educational and career plans.
  • Maintain a record of degree progress and all pertinent issues discussed.
  • Maintain confidentiality in the discussion of any personal matters.

You can make the most of your college experience by becoming actively involved in the advisement process. You are expected to:

  • Schedule and keep your advisement appointments.
  • Be prepared to discuss educational plans, course selections, academic progress and other concerns or questions.
  • Be aware of policies, procedures, requirements, and deadlines in the Student Handbook and College Catalog.
  • Complete paperwork for course withdrawals, curriculum changes and degree applications in a timely manner.
  • Research plans for transfer or employment through the Center for Careers and Transfer.
  • Keep records of your educational progress and plans.
  • Speak with your advisor, as necessary, with questions about your degree program.