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Academic Advising and Resources

We know that embarking on the college experience can be a challenging one. And that’s why collaboration is key! First-year students will have mentors — academic advisors and other resources who will support and guide them to ensure you stay on track and are ready for the next academic steps.  

Academic Advising

Academic advising is integral to the first-year experience. Through person-centered academic advising, students learn to become engaged members of the Manhattan College community, to think critically about responsibilities and expectations as students, and to prepare for lives of personal, academic and professional success. 

Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. Through this collaboration, students receive guidance on academic program planning in relation to one’s personal and academic goals. Academic Advisors assist with course registration and preparing students for meeting with their Faculty Advisor. Located in the Center for Advising and Academic Success in Thomas Hall, they also serve as great resources to refer students to various offices and support services on campus.

Academic advisors understand the unique needs of first-year students. By the end of the first year, all new students will be equipped with the information and skills necessary to transition into their sophomore year. In addition to the academic advisors, first year students will meet their faculty advisor during the first semester of their first year. 

The Manhattan College community works together to help you succeed. There are additional layers of advising which Manhattan College students may receive depending upon their affiliations at the institution. Student athletes, students enrolled in opportunity programs, and Veteran students receive supplemental advising during their time at Manhattan College. These supplemental advisors will be reaching out to students directly.

Advising Syllabus 2023-2024

Center for Academic Success

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is committed to providing student-centered programs and initiatives designed to enhance learning and promote success and consistency for all Manhattan College students, including first-year students. Students work collaboratively with qualified peers and professionals to develop knowledge, skills and strategies needed for success in the classroom and beyond. CAS offers specific FYE programming such as Supplemental Instruction, Writing Fellows, Student Success Mentoring in addition to one on one tutoring and Learning Specialist Support.

Specialized Resource Center

The Specialized Resource Center (SRC) provides support for students with documented disabilities, including physical or mental impairments. Use of SRC services is voluntary, confidential, and free. If you were previously approved for accommodations during your educational career, this office can assist you in a smooth transition to college. 

Peer Leaders

Peer mentorship is a key feature of our first-year experience. The Peer Leaders program is a partnership between the Center for Academic Success and Student Life. The peer leaders provide a positive peer interaction and help new students adjust to college life. They play an important role during orientation, opening weekend, and all FYE programming, including the curricular and co-curricular experiences of the first-year seminar housed in each school.