New Student Advisement & Course Registration
Welcome new students, from the academic advising office. Congratulations on your admission to SUNY Plattsburgh. As a new student we know that one of your first questions is, “How do I get registered for my courses?” We are committed to ensuring you have a full schedule to start the semester right.
Getting Registered For Classes
First-year students who paid deposits in late July and August should contact the chair of their department or director of their special program for advising and course registration. For contact information, see: Chairs and Department Contacts.
Transfer students should promptly contact the chair of their department or director of their special program. Chairs and directors will provide advisement prior to your registration. Use the list below for contact information. See: Chairs and Department Contacts
Adjusting Your Schedule
Wherever possible, it is advisable to consult with your department chair prior to
adjusting your schedule. New students who need to make final course adjustments or
need to speak with college staff about their schedules may attend the final virtual
course registration session on Sunday, August 29 at 10 a.m.
New Student (Domestic & International) Virtual Course Registration Session — August 29, 10 a.m.
- To pre-register for the session, click the link — Pre-register now.
- You will receive an email with a Zoom link for you to attend the Virtual Registration Session. Save that email.
- Session starts at 10 a.m. promptly; join using your computer or laptop. Includes welcome, brief registration instructions, and ample time to make schedule changes.
- Academic department representatives and other college staff will be on hand to assist with student questions.
New Student Advisement & Registration FAQs
Changing majors, adjusting courses, asking for assistance
What do I do if I want to change my major?
You should immediately inform the admissions office of your desire to change majors (assuming you have not yet started school at SUNY Plattsburgh). Once you change your major, you should also contact the chairperson of your new department in order to ensure you are dropped from introductory courses in your old major and registered for those in your new major.
- Note: Certain majors are “closed,” meaning that they are full and no longer admitting new majors. Other majors have certain entrance requirements. Consult with the admissions office for up-to-date information about open and closed majors.
- I see my schedule. Is it possible to change it around?
- What kind of college courses should I expect?