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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.

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 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.

Special Drop-in Hours will be offered for August 26-30 from 1:00-4:00 PM during the first week of classes.

  • 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. 

Make and 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

Academic Advising Deans
First-Year and Sophomore Students
Jayla Greene

Jayla Greene
Advising Dean
jng65@cornell.edu

A-C, Academic Advising 

College Orientation Planning

Peer Advisor Program

Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP)

Catherine Ramirez

Catherine Ramírez
Advising Dean
cr526@cornell.edu

D, Academic Advising

Liaison to Disability Services
Foreign Language Substitution
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Learning Strategies Center Scholarship (LSC) 
Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP) 

Jim Finlay

Jim Finlay
Advising Dean
jmf13@cornell.edu

E-J, Academic Advising

Academic Integrity
College Scholar Program
Independent Major

Bonnie Comella

Bonnie Comella
Director of Advising
bec3@cornell.edu

K, Academic Advising

Advising Dean, Peggy Parmenter

Peggy Parmenter
Advising Dean
mrp246@cornell.edu

L-O, Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Carlo Lindo

Carlo Lindo
Advising Dean
cl855@cornell.edu

P-S Academic Advising

Posse Programming​
Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP) 

Catherine Ramirez

Catherine Ramírez
Advising Dean
cr526@cornell.edu

T-Z Academic Advising

Liaison to Disability Services
Foreign Language Substitution
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Learning Strategies Center Scholarship (LSC) 
Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP) 

 

 

Junior and senior advising deans
Junior and Senior Students
Naya Sou

Naya Sou
Advising Dean
nts38@cornell.edu

A-C, R Academic Advising

Pre-Health 
 

Rich Keller

Rich Keller
Deputy Director of Advising
rfk46@cornell.edu

D-J Academic Advising

Concurrent Degree
Research Funding 

Bonnie Comella

Bonnie Comella
Director of Advising
bec3@cornell.edu

K Academic Advising

Juliette Corazón

Juliette Corazón
Advising Dean
jr272@cornell.edu

L, U, V, Z Academic Advising

The Latinx Student Success Office (LSSO) 
Learning Strategies Center (LSC) Scholarship (resumes February 11, 2019)
Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP)

Dean Corazón's drop-in hours:
Wednesdays, 3 pm to 4 pm, 438 Rockefeller Hall
Thursdays: 1:30 pm to 4 pm, KG 17 Klarman Hall
Fridays: 1:30 - 4 pm, 438 Rockefeller Hall

Ekaterina Pirozhenko

Ekaterina Pirozhenko
Advising Dean
ep399@cornell.edu

M-Q Academic Advising

Language Exemption
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Paul Sulzer

Paul Sulzer
Advising Dean
pts58@cornell.edu

S, T, W-Y Academic Advising

Learning Strategies Center Scholarship (LSC)
Summer Scholars Institute
Tanner Dean's Scholars

Fall 2019 Important Dates:

September 12   Last day to add a course (including FWS)

October 24   Last day to drop a course & last day to change grade option 

October 25 - November 22 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

Seven-Week Classes: 

  • 7 Week 1 - Add ends 09/05/2019, drop ends 09/26/2019
  • 7 Week 2 - Add ends 10/30/2019, drop ends 11/20/2019 

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, 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 noted above. 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 noted above. 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.
  • 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. You can take a course S/U to complete Arts & Sciences distributions.

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