The First-Year Academic Advisors are professional staff members that work directly with students to navigate their transition to college, help select courses, understand academic policies/procedures, and the utilization of Orange SUccess. First-year academic advisors can also assist students in career exploration and provide insight on the many opportunities/resources that Syracuse University offers. Just prior to the conclusion of the first-year the student is prepped on their transition to a faculty advisor and the opportunities that this provides for the remainder of their academic career.
When students return for their sophomore year, they are assigned a new academic advisor who is a faculty member in their major. Faculty advisors work with sophomores, juniors, and seniors to help select courses, maintain progress towards degree, explore student-specific interests, and develop a path towards employment or graduate school.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires all undergraduate students to meet with their faculty or professional advisor before registering for classes each semester. Plan to meet with your advisor in the three weeks preceding registration. Remember that it is your responsibility to initiate your advising meeting. Once you have met with your advisor and obtained their signature on the Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Advising Form, you must take the form to the Student Records Office in 130 Link Hall. A Student Records staff member will release your hold no later than the end of the following business day allowing you to register according to your assigned date and time.