New Student Class Schedule Notes

  • New SCA enrolled day freshman & transfer students (deposited) will be pre-scheduled for required classes by the Office of Academic Advising.
  • Classes are selected based on recommendations from the faculty, needed degree requirements and current course availability.
  • Schedules will be inputted based on the students’ deposit date.
  • Students may request changes to their schedules at the Summer Advising Days or via email,
  • Fall 2016 classes begin Monday, August 29, 2016
New Student Checklist
Save bookmark:  SCA Academic Advising
Log-in to your Sage Mail email account (GMAIL),
Log-in to SageAdvisor and explore Student Menu options
Review your  Program Evaluation (outline of degree requirements).
View your Major requirements in the Course Catalog
View registration information: My Class Schedule link.
In SageAdvisor, under the Financial Aid menu:  Accept award letter and Sign terms and conditions for receiving financial aid.  Then, check the My Documents link under the Communication menu to see what other information or tasks need to be completed in order to receive your financial aid.
*Review your Transfer credit report in SageAdvisor to be sure AP and all College credits are listed. Are your last term's courses and credits listed?
Attend Summer Advising Days: Freshman 7/15/16 & Transfer 8/19/16
Accept or decline: college Health Insurance coverage.  ** An annual fee is  automatically charged to all full-time day students,  unless, the proper waiver and proof of current health insurance is submitted.
Residence Hall & UHCS students complete & return: housing contract, roommate information survey and meal plan selection forms, (518) 244-2008
Tuition Bill due date:  July 29, 2016. View your tuition bill in SageAdvisor using the "Access/Pay Your Account" and "View Recent Activity" links. *Pay or make arrangements to pay outstanding amount or "out of pocket" owed amount by tuition due date. Not sure what you owe?  Call Student Services, (518) 292-1781.
Textbooks: Sage students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks. Research BOOK costs in SageAdvisor using the My Class Schedule link or through the Bookstore website.
*Need money for textbooks? Check with Financial Aid Office, 518-292-1781, if you have enough financial aid to cover books and supplies. 
Health Forms: submit required physical & immunization forms. Send to  Wellness Center
Log-in to Moodle - Sage's online course system as a test run.  *Also used as a teaching "support" tool for regular classes that meet in the classroom.
Student ID Card: Upload your own photo. ** Pick up card in College Services, Admin Bldg basement.
Pick up card in College Services, Admin Bldg Basement.
Obtain Parking Permit online. *Pick up College Services, Admin Bldg Basement.
Attend New Student Orientation Fall Program: August 25-28, 2016
Sunday, August 28:  Review your class schedule in your SageAdvisor account - My Class Schedule - to be sure you are in the correct number of credits (15-16 credits per term recommended) and for final classroom locations
Monday, August 29, 2016: Fall 2016 classes begin
Attend ALL first and second class meeting times ~ be sure to be on time or you may lose your spot.
Complete buying all assigned books and art supplies
Contact your Faculty Advisor if you have concerns about your classes or if you wish to make schedule changes.
Add/Drop deadline for Fall 2016 is Friday, September 2, 2016.  After this date, course withdrawals (grade of W) must be done in person using the Registration Change (add/drop) form.
During the term consult with your  faculty advisor  and view the Academic Calendar for important student dates