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Faculty Hand-off

All incoming students are assigned a full-service professional advisor to help them through the transition from high school to college. At the end of the first year, students will be reassigned to a department or faculty advisor from within their major. The department or faculty advisor will continue to guide students through the major, offer career advice, and help students stay on track for graduation.

Next Steps

1. Find Your Advisor

There are multiple ways to see who your advisor is:

  • Your student profile in myOswego
  • Your degree audit in myOswego
  • In Starfish on Blackboard
  • Oswego Mobile App

2. Reach out to your Advisor

It’s your responsibility to:

  • Send them a professional email introducing yourself
  • Schedule an appointment with your new academic advisor to discuss your schedule/classes
  • Know the important dates on the academic calendar (add/drop/withdraw/midterm grades)

3. Prepare for a Meeting with your new Advisor

To prepare for your meeting, you should:

  • Look up your advisor’s profile on the Oswego website
  • Find out how to schedule an appointment with your advisor
  • Review your degree audit
  • Come prepared with questions you may have

What to Expect from your Advisement Meetings

Some topics that could be discussed in your meetings include:

  • Recommendations on major courses
  • Guidance on degree progress
  • Industry insight
  • Possible internships and possible minors