Academic Advising

Here at Manhattan College, our promise to you includes a highly personal college education, crafted to meet your specific and unique needs. We pride ourselves on being able to offer more personal, one-on-one contact and support, than most other colleges. To that end, each school provides the service of an academic advisor, as well as faculty advisors. They can assist you with major selection and course scheduling, give you helpful advice on double majors, minors and any other program of study. Not sure which major to choose? Your advisor can offer expert advice, tailored specifically for your ideal career path. Having a dedicated academic advisor will help you get the most out of the many opportunities available for you at Manhattan, and help you feel in control of your education, and your future.

School of Arts Academic Advisors:

Dianna Cruz
dianna.cruz@manhattan.edu
718-862-7956
Miguel Hall 210

Angie Thrapsimis
angie.thrapsimis@manhattan.edu
718-862-7955
Miguel Hall 210

Academic Advising FAQ

When is the Academic Advisor available?
The School of Arts Academic Advising office is open between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for advising, information and referrals. The office is located in Miguel Hall, room 210.

What is an Academic Advisor?
The first person to turn to for information on all academic and non-academic services. At Manhattan, students are advised by professional advisors as well as faculty advisors. Advising information is available in each dean’s office.

What is Add/Drop?
This occurs during the first week of the semester. Courses can be added or dropped without penalty. Dropped courses do not appear on the student’s record.

What is Withdrawal?
Dropping a course AFTER the Add/Drop period. A “W” appears next to the course on the student’s record. A student must apply to withdraw from a course.

What is a Minor?
A less detailed study of a particular discipline. A minor usually consists of 15 credits.

What is a Prerequisite?
A course that must be completed as a preparation to take another course.

How many credits does the average student take in a semester?
While total program credits vary across the five schools, most freshmen take at least 15 credits for their first semester. See the Manhattan College catalogue for the yearly credit allotment for your program. It is important to follow the catalogue requirements for credits per semester to avoid overcharges and to ensure timely graduation. A minimum course load of 12 credits is necessary to be considered a full-time student. Be aware that full-time status impacts on financial aid, eligibility for family health insurance, and residential status.

Can students change classes?
During the first week of each semester, you may ADD any course for which you are qualified, if it is appropriate to your program and is open. You may also DROP a course. After the first week of classes, you may withdraw from a course but may not add any additional courses. Dropping a course without adding one can result in an overcharge and/or delayed graduation later on.

Read the School of Arts Student Handbook