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Student Services

Academic Advising


Academic Advisement & Registration

An important aspect of a student’s education involves making informed decisions regarding the selection of an academic major and semester coursework. The College has maintained a high quality program of academic advisement and registration that offers individual advising appointments for new and continuing students. This personalized approach to advisement is an effective method for helping students acclimate to the College environment by providing an academic and career assessment to set academic goals, discuss program and course requirements, and address identified academic support needs.

All incoming students at FM are assigned an Academic Advisor after their first registration appointment. Your advisor will be your campus “go to” person and assist you with any questions or concerns you may have surrounding your degree program, course requirements, class scheduling and other items related to your academic success. We will work together to ensure you will be able to achieve all your college goals. Students are able to register online or in an advisors office.

Academic Writing Assessment

FM wants to ensure that our students have the greatest opportunity for academic success in their educational programs. To assist students with achieving this goal, FM requires that all full and part time matriculated students take an academic writing assessment.  The scores on the writing assessment is not used to determine college admission, but instead is used by academic advisors to make course placement recommendations in the areas of English. Transfer students may also be required to take a placement test.

Students transferring credit for college-level English from another college having earned a grade of “C” or higher may be exempt from the writing assessment.  Documentation must be provided. Students may receive a waiver for the writing assessment if they received an 85 or higher on the NYS Regents Exam within the last five years.

For additional details concerning financial aid eligibility and ability-to-benefit regulations, please refer to the financial aid section of the catalogue.


Academic Advisement and Registration for New Students

  1. Admissions Office-complete an on-line admissions application at You can contact Admissions by phone at (518) 736-FMCC x8301.
  2. Call the Registrar, at 8701 to update your student file and to submit immunization records.
  3. Contact the Student Development Center, N-107, to schedule an appointment for academic writing assessment by calling (518) 736-FMCC x8140, 8141 or 8142.
  4. After your writing assessment is complete, schedule an advisement appointment.  

The advisement appointment will provide each student an opportunity to meet virtually with a faculty advisor to review test scores, conduct an academic and career assessment, discuss program requirements, and to schedule classes. Students will receive a copy of their scheduled classes immediately following their advisement appointment.