Frequently Asked Questions
If you don’t find the answer to your question below, please contact the Center of Advising and Academic Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 633-2130.
Yes, you must always see an Academic Adviser before enrollment.
All freshmen and undeclared students are advised by the Center for Advising. Please call (914) 633-2130 to schedule an appointment. All declared majors are advised by the department of their major.
To declare a major, you must arrange to speak with the chair of the department which oversees the major you are interested in. The chair will officially declare your desired major. Remember, some majors have requirements you must meet before declaration.
You must plan to select a major and be eligible to declare that major no later than your sophomore year.
To change your declared major, you must arrange to speak with the chair of the department which oversees the major you are interested in. The chair will complete a "Change of Major" form, which you must then bring to the dean’s office of the School of that major department.
You must obtain a course withdrawal form from the Center for Advising and must have it signed by the course professor and by the Advising Center, and you must then submit the form to the Registrar’s Office in McSpedon Hall (second floor).
Four courses/12 credits are the minimum for full-time. We recommend 15 credits/five classes to stay on target for graduation in four years.
You may approach the chair of the department in which the course is taught. What you are asking for is a Closed Course Code – permission number.
For approval to take 18 credits/six courses in a semester, you must come to the Center for Advising to meet with an academic adviser for approval.
For approval to take a course at another institution, you must complete an Authorization to Attend Another College form and provide a copy of the course description of the course(s) you plan to enroll for. You may take up to four courses outside of Iona. However, you can only do this if you are in good standing.