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Whether your interests are focused or varied, our faculty and advising deans are here to support your intellectual inquisitiveness and initiative.
Advising deans help students explore academic resources, curriculum and understand the academic requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences. You can also discuss academic support resources as well as any challenges you face. Find your advising dean below.
Faculty advisors are your go-to source for information about major requirements. You can find your faculty advisor in Student Center under "program advisor."
Peer advisors are assigned to all first-year students and can answer questions from a student perspective to ease the transition from high school to college. Learn more about our peer advisors.
Director of Undergraduate Studies in each academic department is also available to help plan a path toward a particular major.
Office of Undergraduate Biology advises on academics and research for all biology majors in both A&S and CALS.
Advising Dean Drop-in Hours (No appointment necessary) If you have quick questions (no more than 10 minutes), you are welcome to use the drop-in appointments. Check in at the Front Desk in KG17 Klarman Hall when you arrive for an appointment or during drop-in hours.
- General Advising Drop-In Hours: Mondays & Thursdays, 1:30-4:00 PM
- Latinx Student Success Office (LSSO) Drop-In Hours (in 438 Rockefeller Hall): Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM; Fridays, 1:30-4:00 PM
Online Scheduling for Advising Appointments: You can schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments with your advising dean – from anywhere, anytime, and with any device.
CLICK HERE to make an appointment with your advising dean. (Please select Arts & Sciences Student Services on that page.) Advising deans are assigned based on your class year and first letter of your last name.
Please do not use the "Anyone" tab when making an appointment. Choose your advising dean.
Academic Advising Deans
|First-Year and Sophomore Students|
A-C, Li-Ly Academic Advising
Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP)
D, Mc-My Academic Advising
Liaison to Disability Services
E-J, N, O Academic Advising
K, L-Le Academic Advising
M-Mc, P-S Academic Advising
Mc-My, T-Z Academic Advising
Liaison to Disability Services
|Junior and Senior Students|
A-C, R Academic Advising
D-J Academic Advising
K Academic Advising
L, U, V, Z Academic Advising
The Latinx Student Success Office (LSSO)
Dean Corazón's drop-in hours:
M-Q Academic Advising
S, T, W-Y Academic Advising
Learning Strategies Center Scholarship (LSC)
Spring 2019 Important Dates:
- Last day to add a course (including FWS)
- Last day to drop
- Last day to change grade option
March 20 - April 26:
- Withdrawal from courses by petition only. Withdrawal from all courses during this time will appear on the official transcript with the notation of "W." To see the policy on dropping courses, go to: http://as.cornell.edu/policies.
- 7 Week 1 - Add ends 1/29/2019, drop ends 2/19/2019
- 7 Week 2 - Add ends 3/18/2019, drop ends 4/8/2019
Please note that add/drop dates for PE classes often vary and will be noted with the class information.
Note: You can go up or down one credit hour in a variable credit course without a petition all semester. Complete and turn in an add/drop form to change credit hours.
Advising tips about “Important Dates”
- If you are on a waitlist for a course and find out you’ve been accepted into it, then please note that you will still need to add the course officially. Instructors cannot add or drop courses on your schedule.
- If you wish to add a course, you should do so as early in the semester as possible. Even though you have 15 days, it will be difficult to catch up in a course that you have not been attending all along.
- Drops: allowed through the end of the day on March 19th. There will be no indication of a drop on your transcript. You might find it helpful to discuss any changes to your schedule with your instructor, faculty advisor, and advising dean.
- Withdrawals: Petitions to withdraw from courses may not be submitted after the published deadline (April 26th). See your advising dean to get the petition. All petitions require the signatures of your faculty advisor and the course instructor, so be sure to begin this process early enough that you can submit your petition by the deadline. Paperwork must be submitted to the advising office in Klarman Hall, KG 17, by the end of the business day on the last day to withdraw. (If you withdraw from a class after April 26th, you will receive a W even if you never attended the class.)
- S/U option (“Student option” in PeopleSoft): Keep in mind that S/U is not same as pass/fail. You must earn at least a C- to receive an S, a grade of D+ or lower will result in a U.)
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