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Advisement Guide Program

The Advisement Guide program groups experienced SUNY Oswego students with incoming freshmen to aid in their transition to SUNY Oswego and enhance their first-year experience. 

Advisement Guides can help students learn the ropes of college life. They provide academic support and link students to campus resources.

Drop-in hours are held Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm. Come get your advisement questions answered during these times. No appointment necessary. 

Advisement Guides can help with:

  • Campus resources
  • Good study habits
  • Time management skills
  • Ways to get involved on campus
  • Campus systems (e.g., Degree Works, myOswego)
  • Course registration
  • Faculty handoff prep
How does the program work?

Advisement Guides are a part of SUNY Oswego’s Advisement Center. They are available to assist their peers with areas such as other offices on campus that are partnered with the Advisement Center, as well as campus resources and online systems for students (e.g., Degree Works). Advisement Guides will also help support their peers academically with aspects such as time management skills and study strategies.

Who are the Advisement Guides?

Advisement Guides are successful sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are available to assist their peers. Our Advisement Guides excel academically and are involved around campus.

How do I become an Advisement Guide?

Advisement Guides complete a training after being hired by the Advisement Center. They take a 1-credit upper division course their first semester in the program while completing 3 office hours per week. Opportunities for internship credit are available as early as the second semester as a guide. After internship credit has been earned, there is an opportunity to be paid.

You must meet the following criteria in order to become a guide:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at SUNY Oswego during both the fall and spring semesters of the upcoming academic year.
  • Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. 
  • Be knowledgeable about SUNY Oswego.
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be self-motivated and have leadership potential.

The Advisement Guide application is available via Handshake

Remember: Advisement Guides are not tutors, counselors, or your advisor, but they can guide you to the campus resources that will provide any additional support that you may need!

Advisement Guide Application Timeline

August 26 - October 11, 2024

Complete application via Handshake

October 14 - November 1, 2024

Selected applicants will begin interview process.

Spring 2025

Office hours begin