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. During the first few weeks of the semester, walk-in meetings are available. During the second half of each semester, however, the registration period begins and advisors are available by appointment.

Advisors
Kate Filak, Casey Lensink and Rosemary Schultz

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

Advisement and Registration for New Students

Advisement and registration information for new students will take place during New Student Orientation. Call (518) 629-7705 for more information.

Advisement and Registration for Current and Transfer Students: Summer and Fall 2016

Advisors will begin to meet with students on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Students may schedule an appointment by coming to the office in Brahan Hall, Room 205 beginning on Monday, March 7. You will need to have a printed copy of your degree audit from DegreeWorks when you schedule your appointment. Class registration opens campus-wide on Thursday, March 17.

Current students in good academic standing with 30 or more credits (completed or in progress) used toward the major as indicated on the degree audit, may either make an appointment or come to early walk-in advisement (no appointment is necessary) from Monday, March 7 to Monday, March 14 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.) You will need to have a printed copy of your degree audit from DegreeWorks.

Phone advisement for part-time, online and evening students may take place with a FERPA password beginning Tuesday, March 15, 2016. You must 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 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
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.

Students
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.