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 for fall admission 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. Fall semester first year students who paid deposits prior to July will be pre-registered in a partial schedule by department chairs. Students will then complete registration during summer orientation.
First-year students admitted to start in the spring semester will be pre-registered in a full schedule by department chairs starting in December, assisted by academic advising professionals in January.
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
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?