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SUNY Potsdam is dedicated to fostering students’ intellectual development and decision-making skills.

Looking for help choosing classes or changing/declaring a major? Speak with your faculty adviser, or make an appointment with the Academic Advising and Support Office.

  • How do I find my adviser? Check BearPAWS under “Course Summary.”
  • When should I see my adviser?
    • Prior to class registration
    • When you declare or change a major
    • If you get a Raised Flag in Starfish
    • If you’re considering withdrawing from a class
    • If you are considering selecting the S/U/P grade option for any class
    • If you’re struggling academically
    • If you want advice while choosing a major or seeking a career path 
  • Still need help? Contact the Academic Advising & Support Office: or (315) 267-3266

Want to register for classes? Here's how.

View full Student Guide to Advising