While Student Services are operating remotely, The Office of Academic Advisement can
be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New degree seeking students may be advised after completing all admission requirements.
An email invitation will be sent with instructions on how to proceed.
Currently attending and returning students in the Liberal Arts area with one or no
developmental courses may be assisted by the Office of Academic Advisement. Students
in other majors should contact their academic department for advisement. The office
will also assist students from most other majors during times when advisement in those
areas is not available upon discretion of the Advisement Office.
Non-degree students may seek assistance from the Office of Academic Advisement, if
Students seeking advisement closer to the start of the semester may meet with an advisor
based on availability. Schedule and location is posted and updated on the Academic
Your advisor will help you to clarify your educational, career and life goals and
assist in selecting the most appropriate courses to meet your needs. It is important
that you have some ideas about courses or subjects that interest you. Advisement is
most effective when the student and advisor work together.
You should incorporate at least seven out of the ten SUNY General Education Requirements
(GER) into your liberal arts program. You can find GER categories by conducting an
advance search under "Attribute Types" when searching for classes.
If you are an undecided or Liberal Arts student, an academic advisor may be able to
help. Through advisement, you can explore your interests, career and life goals, and
try to select a program that is most appropriate to meet your needs.
If you are a student enrolled in a degree program and are not sure if it is right
for you, speaking to a faculty member in your department might be helpful. If you
choose to change your major, the Office of Academic Advisement can provide contact
information for your new area of study. If you require further assistance, there are
a variety of services available to you at the Career Counseling Center.
A Change of Program form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar's Office.
If you are changing your major to Liberal Arts, a Liberal Arts advisor can sign your
Change of Program form. For all other majors, you must contact the appropriate academic
department to see if you are eligible to change your program.
Students who are currently enrolled or have attended the prior semester have the opportunity
for priority registration. Fall registration generally begins in April and spring
registration generally begins in November. When the priority periods end, new, non-degree,
transfer and visiting students will be eligible to register once their admissions
process is complete.
Students can drop a course through the third week of classes for fall and spring semesters
and during the first week of classes for summer and winterim sessions. They can drop
online without permission of their instructor and no grade will appear on their transcript.
Students can withdraw from a course during the automatic W period, which is from the
4th week through the 9th week of classes. To do so during this timeframe, the instructor
MUST approve the withdrawal, which can be requested through the student portal. A
grade of W will appear on the transcript, but will not affect the grade point average
(GPA). After the 9th week of classes, a withdrawal will be permitted if the instructor
is willing to sign the Drop/Add form.
As a result of placement testing, some students are required to take preparatory non-credit
Mathematics, English and/or Reading courses. The courses are designed to help students
strengthen skills in deficient areas so that they will be successful in credit bearing
courses. Students are not permitted to enroll in certain credit-level courses until
they have successfully completed their remedial coursework in their area(s) of deficiency.
If required by their degree program, full-time day students (12 credits or more in
the day session) must take physical education activity courses. They must complete
1/2 credit of physical education activities for each full-time day semester of attendance,
up to the total credits required by their program.
The following groups are exempt from physical education: Veterans, students with a
documented medical condition (need letter from a physician and approval from Health
Services), students over age 25 at first date of attendance or over age 30 at date
of graduation. For some degree programs, completion of a health course is also required.
You cannot use a health course to satisfy a physical education requirement. For further
information, please refer the College Catalog.
The professional staff at the Office of Academic Advisement can assist Liberal Arts
students in answering any questions concerning graduation requirements. Students pursuing
other majors should contact their academic department to discuss graduation requirements.
A degree evaluation is available to students through MyNCC Portal.
All students must apply for graduation during the term they are completing their degree
requirements. Applications can be submitted through MyNCC Portal. The deadlines to
apply for graduation are the last Mondays of February for May; June for August; and
October for December.
No, you are not required to attend the commencement, which is held once each year
in May at the end of the spring semester. Your diploma will be mailed after the Registrar
has certified completion of your degree. If you are interested in attending the commencement
see link with more information.
Generally, courses completed with grades of C or better are transferable. However,
every college has specific admissions criteria and program requirements. Prior to
registration, be sure to seek advisement to ensure taking the proper courses. The
Transfer Office can provide you with information about transfer schools, procedures
and any other questions or concerns about transferring.