We support the academic, personal, and professional growth for all undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences. We encourage you to connect and partner with us to explore and plan for your time as a student in the College.
Appointments and Drop-in Hours
Our office is currently offering in-person services. Students can choose in-person or remote meetings with us. For questions or concerns, please contact us via email or phone (information below).
Fall Drop-In Hours| TBA
Fall 2022 drop-in hours will be announced in August. Briefly meet one-on-one with your advising dean. Drop-ins are first come, first served, and will be hosted remotely via Zoom.
Appointment Scheduling (In-person or Virtual)
Make an appointment with your advising dean (select Arts & Sciences Student Services on that page).
- Make sure to use your Cornell email. You will receive a confirmation for the appointment. If you select virtual meeting, you will receive a Zoom invitation prior to the meeting.
- For academic concerns related to your major, contact your faculty advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the respective major/s.
- For academic concerns related to your courses, contact your instructors.
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 Ambassadors 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 Peer Ambassadors.
Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) in each academic department is also available to help plan a path toward a particular major. Contact DUS.
Office of Undergraduate Biology (OUB) advises on academics and research for all biology majors in both A&S and CALS. Learn more about OUB.
Meet Your Advising Deans
To Find Your Advising Dean
- Current students: Check your Student Center
- Faculty/staff: Arts & Sciences faculty can check here. Other faculty, please email Student Services
Important Dates and Deadlines
Important dates and deadlines for Spring 2022 are available here.
Track Your Degree Requirements
You can track your progress towards the degree by login into the DUST report. This report only tracks the university and college requirements. To track progress towards your major requirements, contact your faculty advisor.
Student Services Partners
- Career Development supports students with career exploration, internship & job search, interviews, resume/coverletter writing, graduate & professional school applications, etc.
- Cornell Health provides students medical, counseling, and pharmacy services.
- Identity Resources-Students & Campus Life
- John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines provides tutors to help writers get started on an essay, brainstorm an outline, shape coherent arguments, and more. This is your go-to resource for support in FWS courses.
- Latinx Student Success Office (LSSO) hosts programs and serves as a "hotspot" for the Latino/a community
- Learning Strategy Center (LSC) provides services such as study skills workshops, supplemental courses, time management resources, and tutoring.
- Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) provides support and resources to ensure academic success for students identify as under-represented minority, low-income, and first-generation.
- Office of Global Learning
- Pre-Law Advising provides information and resources for pre-law students
- Pre-Health Advising provides information and resources to help students plan and navigate the processes for applying to medical/dental/vet/other health professional schools.
- Student Disability Services (SDS) provides supports, accommodations, and resources for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to register with the SDS office to request disability services or accommodations for the placement exams and semester courses prior to the start of the semester.
- Undergraduate Research provides information on how to get started in research as well as funding supporting research.