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Academic Advisement & Registration


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Academic Advisement & Registration

Academic Advisement & Registration – 736-FMCC x8140,  x8141 or 8142

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Student Development Center—N-107

Academic Writing Assessment
Academic Advisement & Registration for New Students
Academic Advisement & Registration for Continuing Students
Referrals for Counseling & Community Services

Academic Advisement & Registration

An important aspect of a student’s education involves making informed decisions regarding the selection of an academic major and semester coursework. The College has maintained a high quality program of academic advisement and registration that offers individual advising appointments for new and continuing students. This personalized approach to advisement is an effective method for helping students acclimate to the College environment by providing an academic and career assessment to set academic goals, discuss program and course requirements, and address identified academic support needs.

All incoming students at FM are assigned an Academic Advisor after their first registration appointment. Your advisor will be your campus “go to” person and assist you with any questions or concerns you may have surrounding your degree program, course requirements, class scheduling and other items related to your academic success. We will work together to ensure you will be able to achieve all your college goals. Students are able to register online or in an advisors office.

Academic Writing Assessment

FM wants to ensure that our students have the greatest opportunity for academic success in their educational programs. To assist students with achieving this goal, FM requires that all full and part time matriculated students take an academic writing assessment.  The scores on the writing assessment is not used to determine college admission, but instead is used by academic advisors to make course placement recommendations in the areas of English. Transfer students may also be required to take a placement test.

Students transferring credit for college-level English from another college having earned a grade of “C” or higher may be exempt from the writing assessment.  Documentation must be provided. Students may receive a waiver for the writing assessment if they received an 85 or higher on the NYS Regents Exam within the last five years.

For additional details concerning financial aid eligibility and ability-to-benefit regulations, please refer to the financial aid section of the catalogue.

Academic Advisement and Registration for New Students

  1. Admissions Office-complete an on-line admissions application at fmcc.edu or stop by our Admissions Office in A-117 of the Administration Building. You can contact Admissions by phone at (518) 736-FMCC x8301.
  2. Stop by the Registrar, A-109, to update your student file and to submit immunization records.
  3. Stop by Bursar to pay a $40 tuition deposit.
  4. Contact the Student Development Center, N-107, to schedule an appointment for academic writing assessment by calling (518) 736-FMCC x8140, 8141 or 8142.
  5. After your writing assessment is complete, schedule an advisement appointment in the Student Development Center, N-107. Please bring your tuition deposit receipt to your advisement appointment.

The advisement appointment will provide each student an opportunity to meet individually with a faculty advisor to review test scores, conduct an academic and career assessment, discuss program requirements, and to schedule classes. Students are given a copy of their scheduled classes immediately following their advisement appointment.

Academic Advisement and Registration for Continuing Students

Continuing students will be emailed instructions on advising and registration. Information on online and in-person advising will be emailed to your FM email. For more information go to MY FM.

Referrals for Counseling & Community Services

College students may experience personal challenges, problems, and crisis that require immediate attention. Under the direction of the Vice President of Student & Community Services, the Student Development Center’s Student Outreach Team provides students with personal assessment and on and off-campus referral services through an on-call system. The team is comprised of Student Development non-teaching professionals and a certified mental health counselor. The team’s membership includes professionals who bring to the team a variety of experience and expertise in academic, career, financial, and personal counseling and crisis management. Students in need of assessment and referral services should be referred to the Student Development Center.

The college also has a full time mental health counselor on site in the Student Development Center. For more information or to book an appointment with the counselor, please contact 518-736-3622 ext. 8148.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to call Mary-Jo Ferrauilo-Davis, the Director of Advisement, Counseling, and Testing, at (518) 736-FMCC x8160.