Office of Academic Services and Retention

 

Beginning the Advisor/Advisee Relationship

Advisors can help you reach your academic goals.  

Every undergraduate student at Adelphi University is assigned an academic advisor. Once you declare a major, a faculty member from your department will be your advisor.

During Orientation, held in the summer before the first semester, freshmen meet with an academic advisor to plan the fall schedule. These advisors are made available to assist students as they transition to the first semester of college. The advisor you meet with during the summer may or may not be your assigned advisor.

At the start of the fall semester, the name of your academic advisor and the advisor’s office location, telephone number and email address is listed under “My Advisor” when you log-in to the C.L.A.S.S. system. If there is an advisor change it is indicated there as well. You are also sent a letter from the Office of Academic Services and Retention detailing this information.

As a new student, you should contact your academic advisor during the first semester. Introduce yourself, set up a meeting and start to build a relationship with your academic advisor before registration time.


Pre-Major (Undeclared) Students

Students who have not declared a major are assigned an adviser from the Office of Academic Services or from the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences upon entering the University as a freshmen.  They advise the pre-major students until they declare their major.


Changing Majors

Students who wish to change majors or who have questions about the planning or progress of their degrees that cannot be answered by their major adviser, or who just want a second opinion, can seek the advice and assistance of academic advisers in the Office of the Dean of their academic unit or the Office of Academic Services and Retention.


What do I do if I have not been assigned an advisor?

If you do not have an advisor and have declared a major, contact your major department. If you do not have an advisor and are undeclared, contact the Office of Academic Services and Retention. 


Can I change my advisor?

You may request a different advisor at any time. To change your advisor, contact your department if you have declared a major; if you are undeclared, contact the Office of Academic Services and Retention.


What if I need more help?

In the Office of the Dean of every academic unit and in the Office of Academic Services and Retention, there are individuals who are there to help students with advisement.  If you have questions about planning or the progress toward your degree, or if you want additional advice, you may consult with either an advisor in your academic unit or in the Office of Academic Services and Retention.

The Office of Academic Services and Retention oversees all advisement and welcomes all students.  You may be sent to the office for a signature or you may want to see a member of the staff if you have academic concerns outside of your school or major.  If you aren’t sure where to go with a question or concern try this office first!

 

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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