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The SUNY Adirondack counseling staff provides assistance to student in planning an academic program of studies for graduation, for transfer or for personal interest. The rapid changes in requirements and prerequisites for institutions and careers make continuing guidance a necessary part of students’ academic lives. All students are encouraged to define educational objectives and plan how to achieve them.
Academic counseling begins with educational goal-setting, exploring educational options and opportunities, evaluating educational background, and providing the student with clear, concise and up-to-date educational information of all types.
- Course Selection & Planning: Counselors are available to assist in helping students select courses that will meet specific areas of interest or goals.
- Transfer Planning: Transfer counseling provides students with valuable information on admissions requirements and procedures. Counselors assist students in appropriately sequencing their classes and provide support in making informed decisions about their transfer options. SUNY Adirondack offers Transfer Admission Agreements with many four-year public and private colleges. We may also suggest the student make an appointment with the Career Specialist for help in researching potential careers.
- Student Educational Plans (SEP): Educational plans are made that include specific courses that will be taken by the student for each subsequent term until their degree objective is obtained.
- Previous Course Evaluation: Students with course work taken at other institutions of higher learning can have this previous work unofficially evaluated regarding degree, certificate, transfer, or prerequisite requirements.
- Academic Probation: Students who have been placed on Academic Warning or Academic Probation have the opportunity to sit down and discuss his/her options with a SUNY Adirondack counselor. Many times, the counselor can give suggestions to the student that can help the student be more successful.
- Academic Difficulty: Counselors are available to help students having academic difficulties find assistance that will help them improve their academic performance. Problems may stem from a variety of areas including personal or social. Crisis Counseling and referral are also available.
- Choosing a Major: Students who have not chosen a major or career field or who are considering a change of major or career may see a counselor for assistance.