Academic Advisement

Welcome to Academic Advisement at SUNY Schenectady. We’re here to help you in planning your academic pathways at the College – from registering for your first class all the way through your final course before you cross the stage at commencement.

Quality academic advising is a key to your success and your Advisor is a valuable resource to help you in attaining your life and career goals.

Advising assistance includes:

Academic Program Planning

  • Help deciding which program is right for you

Course Scheduling and Registration

  • Course selection required for your program

Academic Performance, Progress and Readmission Procedure

  • Review completed classes and grades
  • Review academic standing and GPA (Grade Point Average)


  • Early schedule changes (add/drop)
  • Withdrawals and deadlines
  • Solutions to course problems

To learn how to prepare for your Academic Advisement session , review a DegreeWorks audit and find out who your advisor is please review this PDF.

To learn more about advisor/student responsibilities and other important information click on the following link: Academic Advising Syllabus.

Academic Advising Staff

Mitzi Espinola
Assistant Director of Academic Advisement and Retention
(518) 381-1358

Academic Advisors
Heidi Borofsky | 518-381-1316

Anna Barth
Veteran's Certifying Official | 518-381-1200 x1185

Lucas Lavera | 518-381-1492

Racene Lawes | 518-381-1200 x1181

Karyn Raney | 518-381-1200 x1186

Margaret Anne Williams | 518-381-1200 x1184