Office of Academic Services and Retention


Academic Advisement

Challenging and supporting students to reach goals.

Academic Advising is central to the educational mission of Adelphi University. Advisement is a continuous process that begins with Freshman Registration and culminates in graduation. It challenges and supports students as they examine, determine, and achieve their educational goals, and encourages students to take ownership of their intellectual journey.

Adelphi undergraduates have many sources for academic advice—faculty advisers, academic advisers in the offices of the deans of their School, and the Office of Academic Services and Retention.  Every student that enters Adelphi is assigned an academic advisor, and each full time member of the faculty holds a minimum of six office hours per week to serve the interests of students and to provide full and accurate academic advice. In addition, there is the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships to counsel students who are interested in pursuing law, medicine, engineering, etc. 

While all students must have their schedule approved by their advisor before they can register, course selection is just one part of the advising process. Understanding how a student will develop as an educated person is an essential part of an advisor/advisee relationship.

Beginning the Advisor/Advisee Relationship

Advisors can help you reach your academic goals.

» Get started on the right foot

Advising Expectations

Academic advisement is a collaborative effort. 

» See how advisement works

Registering for Courses

Academic advisement is a collaborative effort. 

» Learn about the registration process

Early Warning System

A way to help students showing signs of academic distress.

» Learn about the system

Academic Probation and Dismissal

Be aware of criteria to avoid academic probation or dismissal.

» More about probation and dismissal


Requests for an exception to an academic rule or deadline.

» More about submitting a petition

The Office of Academic Services and the faculty have endorsed the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Core values of Advising and the Counsel for the advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Advising Standards.


For further information, please contact:

Office of Academic Services and Retention
Nexus Building, Room 145
p – 516.877.3150

Regular Semester Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

(extended hours during registration periods)

Summer Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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