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Academic Advising


Student Development Center N107

Contact the office at 518-736-3622 ext.8140 or

Advisors are on call in the Student Development Center during normal business hours. 

Fall/Spring Semester Office Hours Monday- Friday 8AM-4PM

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. 


Academic advisors 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.  



Our primary and official communication is your FM email account.  Information regarding online and in person registration will be emailed to you.  Each semester, course schedules are posted on MyFM.  Students are encouraged to review the course schedule and Degree Works (FM’s online degree audit) prior to their advisement appointment.   



Courses may be both added and dropped during the first 5 days of each semester (consult the College Calendar for deadlines) with no grade assigned to those courses dropped.  After this period, a course MAY NOT BE ADDED OR DROPPED.  Contact the Student Development Center to add/drop.



Students may choose to withdraw from an individual course anytime following the add/drop period, and up to the date which is two-thirds (2/3) of the class sessions.   Specific withdrawal dates can be found on the Academic Calendar. 



Enrolled students who decide to leave the College must complete the student withdrawal procedure.  They must report to the Student Development Center to complete the withdrawal form and then follow the procedures outlined on the form to be sure their obligations to the College have been met.  Students who have officially terminated enrollment at the College as of the start of classes but prior to the end of the semester will be assigned a grade of “W” for each course in which they are registered. 


Students who do not complete the withdrawal procedure may be assigned grades of “F” in each course in which they are registered.  Students who are receiving financial aid and are contemplating leaving the College should consult with the Financial Aid Office.  As per federal financial aid regulations, financial aid recipients who stop attending classes, regardless of whether they follow the college withdrawal procedures, will have their financial aid awards recalculated according to the last date of attendance reported by the faculty.

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