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Academic Advisement

518-736-FMCC (3622) x8140
518-736-FMCC (3622) x8141

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Academic Advising & Student Records—N-107

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

Academic Advisement
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.

The Academic Advising Team will be your campus “go to” staff and will 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.

Academic Writing Assessment
FMCC 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 are 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 catalog.

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 FMCC email. For more information go to MY FM.

Referrals for Counseling & Community Services
The college has a full-time mental health counselor on site.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to call Andrea Scribner, Director of Advisement and Testing, at (518) 736-FMCC x8140.

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