Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement 2018-03-22T14:44:21+00:00

As the first step in the registration process, ALL students must meet with an advisor in the Office of Student Services.

Each student should have at least 4 contacts with their Advisor during the semester. Contacts include emails, phone calls, classroom visits, and appointments. The nature of each meeting is as follows:

  1. Introduction – This is the initial contact where students get to meet their advisor. The advisor will cover and review the students’ goals and how they plan to use their degree as well as showing students how to access the online academic calendar. This contact is primarily done through classroom visits to a student’s CA course.
  2. Mid-point assessment – The purpose of this contact is to get an idea of how students are coping with their classes while juggling other duties. Students can schedule appointments with tutors or address any other needs, issues or concerns they maybe facing with the guidance of an advisor. This contact can be made through an email, phone call, or appointment.
  3. Advisement – Students should meet with their advisors by appointment (preferred) or walk-in to select their courses for the upcoming semesters. Past courses and academic progress will be reviewed as well as any other issues or concerns.
  4. Final assessment – This is the final contact students have with their advisors during the semester. Advisors encourage students to return to school the following semester, make sure students are prepared for the upcoming semester, and review start dates and other important dates during the first few weeks of classes. This can be done via email, phone or in person.

One-on-one advisement is an essential component to the college experience because it positions students to regularly evaluate their academic progress. During advisement, your advisor will review your academic record with you and help you plan a course schedule for the upcoming semester, preparing you to continue to work towards your degree. In order to complete your advisement, all holds must be cleared from your file. If you have been notified that there is a hold on your file (for example: immunization records, financial aid documents, admission’s documents, etc.) then you must clear those holds before advisement can take place. If you’re not sure if you have a hold, you can ask in Student Services.

When you complete advisement you will be pre-registered, pending final approval from the Registrar. You will receive a class schedule in the mail once your final registration is completed. A billing statement will be sent shortly thereafter.

The way to make this happen is to come in early for advisement. Completing your advisement before the deadline is the best way to:

  • Register for the schedule of your desired classes
  • Avoid waiting on lines

Ensure that you are ready to begin classes on the first day of the new semester. Together we’ll plan your course schedule and prepare you to continue to work towards your degree.

You can walk into Student Services at any time during operating hours. If you wish, you can also schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. We highly recommend that you come in for advisement as early as possible.

MCNY is committed to complying with The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – Section 504, in providing reasonable accommodations in its academic programs, thus insuring maximum participation by all students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations and academic assistance are provided to MCNY students with disabilities registered with the Office of Student Services. Students with disabilities must complete a Request for Academic Adjustment Application Form available from the Student Services Office.

Documentation of disability from a qualified medical or other licensed practitioner is required at this time. Specific guidelines for disability documentation are available from the Student Services Office. Accommodations are individually determined according to documented need. To apply for special accommodations, or to request more information, please contact Saidia Jacobs, Coordinator of Student Support and Development at Sjacobs@mcny.edu, in the Office of Student Services.

How to Register

A step-by-step overview of the most current procedure. Seats are limited for various courses and registration is closed after reaching the specified numbers. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students have the option of registering for classes online or in-person via student services.

Register Online
How to Register

Office of Student Services

60 West Street, New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-343-1234 ext. 5009
E-mail: sts@mcny.edu
Fax: 212-334-6527

Hours:
Mon & Thur: 10am - 7pm
Tues & Wed: 10 am - 6pm
Friday: 1pm - 6pm
1st & 3rd Sat: 10am - 2pm

Office of Student Services

463 East 149 Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: 212-343-1234 ext. 2808
E-mail:  sts@mcny.edu
Fax: 718-665-7788

Hours:
Mon, Tues & Thurs: 10am - 6pm
Wed: 11am - 7pm
Fri: By appointment
1st Sat: 10am - 2pm

  • A counselor will help you select your schedule of courses and register you.
  • The counselor will give you the schedule.
  • The bill will be mailed to you.

Check bulletin boards for room assignments and this website for news and updates.

  • See the Admissions Office to be accepted into the graduate program.
  • A counselor will help you select your schedule of courses and register you.
  • S/he will advise you if there is a Bursar “stop” on your account; if there is no “stop,” will permit you to register and give you the printout of your courses.
  • The bill will be mailed to you.
  • See the Admissions Office to be accepted into MCNY.
  • Official transcripts are due by the end of the fourth week of your first semester.
  • The dean of your program evaluates the transcript.

If your transcript has been evaluated:
Meet with adviser at Student Services to complete a Registration form.

If your transcript has not been evaluated:
Meet with advisor to complete a Registration form. Please be aware that you will be registered for course(s) for which you may later receive transfer credit. In such cases, complete an Add/Drop form to adjust your schedule to reflect the transfer credits and remove the unneeded courses.

Check bulletin boards for room assignments and this website for news and updates.

  • Meet with adviser at Student Services to complete a Registration form if there are no holds on your record.
  • The registration form will be forwarded to the Registrar’s office and processed.
  • A deposit may be required prior to being registered.
  • Within three to four weeks you will be receive a schedule and a bill.
  • A sticker for your student ID may be obtained at the Office of the Registrar or Student Services.

If you are registering late:

  • A $150 Late Registration Fee will applied to your bill if you are advised after the deadline.
  • Deliver your Registration form to the 14th floor Office of the Bursar.
  • Work out payment arrangements at the Office of the Bursar and receive a bill.
  • Receive printout of your schedule at the Office of the Registrar.

Factors that may affect your registration:

  • If you are missing Admissions or Financial Aid documents, it may prevent your ability to register.
  • You will be notified by the Bursar’s office if additional payment adjustments or arrangements are to be made.

Check bulletin boards for room assignments and this website for news and updates.

  • Make certain that your FAFSA is filed.
  • Meet with advisor at Student Services to complete a Registration form if there are no holds on your record.
  • The registration form will be forwarded to the Registrar’s office and processed.
  • A deposit may be required prior to being registered.
  • Within three to four weeks you will receive a schedule and a bill.
  • A sticker for your student ID may be obtained at the Office of the Registrar or Student Services.

If you are registering late:

  • Deliver your Registration form to the 14th floor Office of the Bursar.
  • Present the FAFSA confirmation page and other required documents (click here for information about your FAFSA)
  • Work out payment arrangements at the Office of the Bursar and receive a bill.
  • Receive printout of your schedule at the Office of the Registrar.

Factors that may affect your registration:

  • If you are missing Admissions or Financial Aid documents, it may prevent your ability to register.
  • You will be notified by the Bursar’s office if additional payment adjustments or arrangements are to be made.

Check bulletin boards for room assignments and this website for news and updates.

The determination of your re-admission status:

  • The Re-Admission Committee is composed of representatives from the offices of Admissions; Academic Advisement (Student Services); Bursar; Financial Aid; and the Registrar. The Committee will review your file and determine the viability of your return. Student Services will contact you with the Committee’s decision on your re-admission status. You will then be instructed on the steps needed to complete registration.

Check bulletin boards for room assignments and this website for news and updates.

  • Complete and return the double-sided voucher/registration form to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Upon approval by the Registrar visit the Bursar’s Office to pay the fees.

Mid-Semester Assessment

A Mid-Semester Assessment is a message from your professor given at the mid-point of the semester to provide feedback on your progress in class to date. A Mid-Semester Assessment is not a final grade and will not affect your GPA.

Professors post Mid-Semester Assessments on Self-Service during the sixth, seventh, and eighth weeks of the semester.  To view your assessment, you will need to log on to Self-Service.

  1. Go to: https://selfservice.mcny.edu/SST/
  2. Sign on using your assigned username and password.
  3. Click on “Grades” in the top menu.
  4. Click on “Mid-Semester Assessment” in the red sub-menu.

You will see a list of courses along with the Mid-Semester Assessment that your professor has posted.  The Assessment will either be Satisfactory or Needs Improvement;

Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Means that you are meeting the basic requirements of this course. This could mean anything from “just passing” to “doing great,” and everything in between. We encourage you to conduct your own Self-Assessment to estimate what your actual grade might be shaping up to be. There is more information about how to do this in the next section. Means that you are not performing up to the standards for this course. Next to “Needs Improvement,” you will see general comments where your professor will have indicated the basic reason(s) why you have received this assessment. The reasons will include one or more of the following: Attendance, Completion of Work, or Quality of Work Completed.  Your first step in the event that a needs improvement assessment is given, is to discuss it with your professor for the course. Take this opportunity to ask questions about your progress in the class and reasons for the mark. You may also complete the Self-Assessment and bring this to your meeting with your professor.

Remember this is not a final grade.  If you are doing well, keep up the good work – you are almost home.  If you received a “Needs Improvement” assessment, you now know that there is more work to be done.  In either case, look for ways to improve. There are resources available to you if you need to seek help; these include:

The Office of Student Services
The Learning Enhancement Center
The Mentors Program
The Library

Keep in Mind

  • A Mid-Semester Assessment is an indicator to help you understand how you are doing in classes at the half-way point. The assessment is provided by your professor and can encourage the continuance of good work, and/or identify areas that need improvement.
  • You can view your Mid-Semester Assessments by logging on to your Self-Service account. Students will be notified by email when the Mid-Semester Assessment period has started.
  • There are a number of resources at MCNY, but when you want to discuss your progress in a course we recommend the first person you contact is the professor who is teaching that course.
  • Because Mid-Semester Assessments are not final grades they cannot be appealed.
  • Assessments are provided before the deadline to officially withdraw from classes to give students the opportunity to make an informed decision about withdrawing from one or more courses. Students are highly encouraged to pursue all other options to successfully complete courses rather than withdraw.  Meet with an Advisor in Student Services before you make any final decisions.

Read more about making the most of Mid-Semester Assessments and the importance of self-assessment here.