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Advisement Center

Center for Advising and Academic Services

NEW this year, Advisement for all Freshmen and Undeclared/Exploratory majors will be done by the professional advising staff of the Center. Declared majors will be advised by the department of their major. Students in both the Schools of Arts & Science and the School of Business will be seen by any one of four advisors, and be guided in course options, General Core requirements and paths to our numerous available majors. We will also act as a processing point for a variety of academic actions, including:

  • Program Change
  • Course Withdrawal
  • Repeat Courses
  • Term Over-Load
  • First-Year Amnesty
  • Permission to Study at Another College
  • Academic Leave while Maintaining Matriculation

Students and Advisors each play a key role in ensuring a smooth path to graduation. We plan to work hard for our students, and we hope that students will feel equally good about working hard for their own goals.

We see this as a shared process, where Student and Advisor play a part, where students may expect things from their Advisor, and where Advisors may expect things from their advisee, some of which is noted below. We look forward to working with you as you begin your academic career at Iona College.

Advisor Responsibilities Student Responsibilities
  • Be prepared and on time for appointments
  • Assist and instruct students on the understanding of College policy, procedures and implications
  • Actively listen and engage students in problem solving strategies for successful decision making
  • Share and reach out about all key dates, deadlines and upcoming events in support of degree progress
  • Work to empower students to see a path to degree completion, career options and academic success
  • Be prepared and on time for appointments
  • Review College Catalog, General Core and related resources and prepare questions on all
  • Communicate fully with Advisor about all matters academic, good and bad, for best outcomes/advice
  • Review and respond to outreach from advisors to remain on track for all degree progress plans
  • Work to take responsibility for pursuing a path to degree completion, career options and personal success