Academic Advisement
School of Business Advisement Center
The information contained in the School of Business Advisement Center Web pages are for general purposes only.
Please consult with an academic advisor for specific recommendations appropriate to your individual situation.

Advisement Information

Introduction Student and Advisor Relationship Appointments

E-mail messages are considered an official means of communication with students of Hudson Valley Community College. The college expects that student will use their college username and password combinations and their college e-mail addresses to receive and read e-mail messages on a frequent and timely basis. Student are not absolved from the responsibilities associated with the contents of electronic communications if electronic communications are not received and read on a timely basis.

Advisor and StudentIntroduction

The advisors in the School of Business provide advisement services to students who are admitted to one of the degree or certificate programs in the School of Business.

We are a team of professionals who are dedicated to working with you to guide you in achieving your academic goals.

Student and Advisor Relationship

Advisors assist you in successfully planning and completing your academic degree or certificate program. As a student, you can expect your advisor to:

  • Assist you in defining and developing your educational and career goals.
  • Suggest courses that are consistent with your degree program and educational goals.
  • Review your academic record and note your progress toward your degree.
  • Evaluate all transcripts from other collegiate institutions to identify transfer credit.
  • Answer your questions regarding academic policies that may affect your attendance at Hudson Valley Community College.
  • Help you resolve academic difficulties.
  • Refer you to other campus support services as necessary.
  • Take an active interest in your educational and career plans.
  • Maintain a record of degree progress and all pertinent issues discussed.
  • Maintain confidentiality in the discussion of any personal matters.

You can make the most of your college experience by becoming actively involved in the advisement process. You are expected to:

  • Schedule and keep your advisement appointments.
  • Be prepared to discuss educational plans, course selections, academic progress and other concerns or questions.
  • Be aware of policies, procedures, requirements, and deadlines in the Student Handbook and College Catalog.
  • Complete paperwork for course withdrawals, curriculum changes and degree applications in a timely manner.
  • Research plans for transfer or employment through the Center for Counseling and Transfer or the Center for Careers and Employment.
  • Keep records of your educational progress and plans.
  • Speak with your advisor, as necessary, with questions about your degree program.


Making an Appointment
All School of Business students will be informed of the dates at which appointments will be available for a given semester through updates to the chart below.

  • Please use the below information to determine the earliest date when you are eligible to contact the School of Business Advisement Center for advisement and to receive an Advisor Verification Number (AVN) for the coming term.

  • Print your Detail Degree Requirements from WIReD as instructed here and bring it to BRN 205 to make your appointment beginning on the dates indicated below.

  • Phone advisement for online and evening students may take place with a FERPA password after the student has reviewed their Detail Degree Requirements.

  • Advisement appointment requests are not taken via e-mail.

  • Mark your calendar with your appointment day and contact the Advisement Center 24 hours in advance, when possible, to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Consistently missed appointments will be rescheduled after all other students have been advised.

  • Phone advisement requests for online, part-time and evening students only, are taken and returned in the order in which they are received, at the opportunity of an available advisor. A FERPA password is required to receive advisement by phone.

Advisement and Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 Classes

Returning students in good academic standing with 30 or more credits, completed or in progress, used toward degree as indicated on degree evaluation (includes day, evening, online and off-campus):

From Tuesday, March 4 to Monday, March 17: No appointment is necessary.
Walk-in hours are 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.
(Please note: There will be no walk-in advisement available on Columbus Day (Oct. 14))

You may make appointments for advisement beginning Monday, March 10. Appointments will begin Tuesday, March 18.

* Phone advisement for eligible online and evening students may take place with a FERPA password.

Students with less than 30 credits used toward degree as indicated on degree evaluation (includes day, evening, online and off-campus), new students and students not in good academic standing:

You may make appointments for advisement beginning Monday, March 10. Appointments will begin Tuesday, March 18.
* Phone advisement for online and evening students may take place with a FERPA password.

WIReD Registration Begins:

Tuesday, March 18
* Students will need an Advisor Verification Number (AVN) from their advisor to schedule online.

Attending Your Appointment
Your advisement appointment is your opportunity to enhance your educational experience at Hudson Valley Community College. During this time, your advisor will document the courses you wish to take in the next semester along with any suggested alternatives that may improve your educational or career progress. Your advisor will pay special attention to how your academic progress and course selection may affect degree completion, future eligibility for financial aid, and transferability, where applicable. To ensure that you get the most out of your appointment, please consider the following:

  • Arrive to your appointment on time. If you are running late, please call our office at (518) 629-7148.

  • Bring any notices or letters regarding your academic progress to your appointment.

  • If you are in the last semester of your program and plan to earn a degree, please be sure to complete a degree application with your advisor. The signed application is due in the Registrar's Office according to the chart below:
    Graduation Semester Application Deadline
    Spring (May) March 31
    Summer (June/July/August) June 15 (March 31 if you plan on attending the May Graduation Ceremony)
    Fall (December) Oct. 15

At the end of your appointment, your advisor will complete and sign the Advisement Contact Form containing advised courses, and you will be given your Advisor Verification Number (AVN) for scheduling. Your next step will be to continue the registration process by scheduling courses.

Registration Process
Follow these Steps to Enroll to complete the registration process.

Follow-up on Appointment
You are encouraged to stop by the Advisement Center in Brahan Hall, Room 205 at any time with questions about your education. While advisors are particularly busy during in-person registration, add/drop week, and the second half of the semester, your questions are important and we will make every effort to give your questions our best attention. Advisors often have a lighter schedule during the first four weeks of a semester and this can allow for extra time to review questions or concerns without making a formal appointment.