Getting the Most from Advisors

All departments encourage their students to get advised! Advisors help students choose courses, decide on majors and minors, assist with transfer credits, and generally act as point person during your academic career as you move toward graduation.

Advisors in a number of CCNY divisions offer some helpful tips, and students share their experience.

Professor Richard Bernstein, political science lecturer, and advisor at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, suggests arriving prepared to advising appointments. “Students should come in with clear and focused questions,” he says. “Advisors can’t read minds.”