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Admissions and Advising

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Office of Admissions and Academic Advising

G-55 & 172 Goldwin Smith Hall

David DeVries, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

Advising Deans by class year:

Freshmen and Sophomores:  To make an appointment with an advising dean, please call (607)255-5004 and speak with one of the office assistants (G-55 Goldwin Smith Hall):

  • With last names beginning A-C: Irene Lessmeister (effective July 1, 2013)
  • With last names beginning D-J: Jim Finlay
  • With last names beginning K-M: Peggy Parmenter (effective July 1, 2013)
  • With last names beginning N-p: Ekaterina Pirozhenko (Fall 2013)
  • With last names beginning Q-S: Pat Wasyliw (Fall 2013)
  • With last names beginning T-Z: Chad Coates and Jarrel Johnson (Jarrel is located in 172 GSH)
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    Juniors and Seniors:  To make an appointment with an advising dean, please call (607)255-4833 and speak with one of the office assistants (172 Goldwin Smith Hall):

    A-C:  Tammy Shapiro
    D-G:  (Fall 2013) Barbara Strupp
    D-G:  (Spring 2014) Ekaterina Pirozhenko
    H-J:  Juliette Corazon (Located in 438 RCK)
    K-L:  Heather Struck
    M-Q:  Rich Keller
    R-S:  Ray Kim
    T-Z:  Anne Birien

    Student Groups and Academic Programs

  • Ambassadors: Anne Birien (5-4833)
  • College Scholar program: Anne Birien/Clare McMillan/Monica McFall (5-5004)
  • Cornell Presidential Research Scholars: David DeVries (5-3386)
  • Dual Degree options: Tammy Shapiro/Shawna Fulkerson (5-5793)
  • Einhorn Discovery Grant funding: David DeVries/Sue Downes (5-3386)
  • HEOP students: Chad Coates (5-5004)
  • Independent majors: James Finlay/Monica McFall (5-5004)
  • Independent study courses: David DeVries/Debbie Morey (5-5004)
  • Irving and Pauline Tanner Dean's Scholars: Clare McMillan/David Devries/Trisica Munroe (5-5004)
  • Latino/a student support: Juliette Corazón (5-4833)
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program: Chad Coates/Kelli Bucci (5-4833)
  • Peer Advisor program: Jim Finlay (5-5004)
  • POSSE Program Director: Jarrel Johnson (5-5004, 5-4833)
  • Pre-professional advising:
  • Health Careers Advising: Ana Adinolfi (5-4166)
  • Pre-law: Heather Struck/Robin Perry (5-4836)
  • Scholarships and Fellowships: David DeVries
  • Underrepresented Minorities: Chad Coates, Juliette Corazón, Tammy Shapiro (5-4833)
  • Students with Disabilities: Ray Kim (5-4833)
  • Study Abroad: Pat Wasyliw/Patti LaRosa (5-5004)
  • TA Training: David DeVries/Sue Downes (5-3386)
  • Undergraduate Research: David DeVries (5-3386)
  • Responsibilities by Issue/Group

  • 9th or 10th Term in College: Junior/Senior Dean (5-4833)
  • Academic Integrity issues: Pat Wasyliw/Debbie Morey (5-5004)
  • Acceleration: Junior-Senior Dean/Kelli Bucci (5-6458) or Shawna Fulkerson (5-5793)
  • Add/Drops: Staff of both G-55 & 172 (5-5004)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Credit: Kelli Bucci (5-6458) or Shawna Fulkerson (5-5793)
  • Advanced Placement Policy: Brenda Lind (5-4833)
  • Advisor/Major Forms for Continuing Students: Trisica Munroe (5-5004)
  • Advisor/Major Forms for Transfers: Robin Perry (5-4833)
  • Career Services: Christa Downey, Director/Monica McFall, Administrative Assistant (5-4166)
  • Course File: Debbie Morey (5-5004)/Brenda Lind (5-4833) and staff
  • Courses of Study: Brenda Lind/Debbie Morey (5-4833)
  • Dean's Certification for Law School/Bar Letters: Heather Struck (5-4833)/Robin Perry (5-4836)
  • Dean's Certification for Med/Dental Schools: Ana Adinolfi/Robin Perry (5-4836)
  • Dean's List: Robin Perry (5-4836)
  • Distribution Exceptions: Appropriate Advising Dean
  • Einhorn Discovery Grant funding: David DeVries/Sue Downes (5-3386)
  • Faculty Advising: Peggy Parmenter/Kelli Bucci (5-4833)
  • Good Standing certificates or letters: Monica McFall (5-5004), Shawna Fulkerson (5-5793)
  • Grade Problems:
  • Incompletes or Missing Grades: Sue Downes (5-3386)
  • Wrong Grade Reported: Professor of the Course
  • Student Not in Good Standing: Advising Dean
  • Language Requirement - substitutions: Clare McMillan (5-5004)
  • Language Requirement - fluency in a language not offered at Cornell: Clare McMillan (5-5004)
  • Leave of Absence: Class Dean/Sue Downes (5-4833)
  • Majors:
  • No Major: Appropriate Junior/Senior Dean
  • Declaring Major or Changing Advisor: Department of New Advisor
  • Operations Issues - Advising, Admissions and Registrar: Brenda Lind (5-4833)
  • Over Hours:
  • Over 18 Credits: Class Dean
  • Over 22 Credits: Class Dean/ARC Petition
  • Pre-freshman Summer program: Chad Coates (5-5004), Juliette Corazón, Tammy Shapiro 
  • Re-admissions after Leave of Absence: Class Dean 
  • Requirements for Degree:
  • Seniors: Kelli Bucci (5-6458) or Shawna Fulkerson (5-5793)
  • Others: Class Dean/Staff
  • Senior questions: Shawna Fulkerson (5-5793) for last names beginning with A-L and Kelli Bucci (5-6458) for last names beginning with M-Z
  • Study Abroad: Pat Wasyliw/Patti LaRosa (5-5004)
  • TA Training: David DeVries (5-3386)
  • Transfers:
  • External transfers: Jim Finlay (5-5004)/Robin Perry (5-4833)
  • Internal transfers/In: Richard Keller/Shawna Fulkerson (5-5793)
  • Internal transfers/Out: Shawna Fulkerson (5-5793)
  • Undergraduate Research:David DeVries (5-3386)