I. Welcome New Undergraduate Students!! We are excited to welcome you to the Russell Sage College community. Below are notes to help you achieve academic success in your first term through graduation.

II. Class Schedule Notes: FALL 2023
** FA23 Classes begin Monday, August 28, 2023. (Academic Calendar).
** All new enrolled Undergraduate Day freshman and transfer students (deposited) will be pre-registered for major & general education courses beginning on… May 19, 2023 (Transfer)June 13, 2023 (Freshmen), by the Office of Academic Advising.

  • Student classes schedules will be inputted in order based on the enrollment deposit date.
  • Classes are selected based on academic department recommendations, needed requirements, and current class availability.
  • Schedule change requests (if needed): students may request changes to their schedules via email, [email protected]
  • Full-time students complete 15-16 credits per term. (Recommended to graduate on time).
  • Student class schedule information is listed and viewable in Self Service-Student Planning on the Plan & Schedule screen by Term (registered courses are listed in green with a green check mark).
  • Sage Class Times: Day courses are taught in 1.5 hour blocks: Mon&Thu 8:00 AM to 5:20 PM and Tue&Fri, 8:00 AM to 5:20 PM. A few art studio courses are offered Mon/Thu 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM; Wednesdays: RSC 101 workshops, Studios, and Science Labs.
  • Wait-listed courses: students will be sent an email from the Registrar’s Office to their Sage Email account when a seat becomes available. Note: academic department chairs are tracking course wait-lists and may add seats or new sections as needed.
  • Helpful Links! Passport | Self Service | Moodle | Catalog | Sage Offices | Campus Directory | Orientation | Academic Calendar | Tuition Due Dates

III. Academic Pre-semester Checklist **Fall 2023**

  Log-in to Sage’s portal, passport.sage.edu, to access SAGE Apps: Sage Gmail, Self Service, Zoom, Moodle, Service Center-IT Helpdesk (Jira), Password Reset, Student forms, and More Apps.
  Set up the Sage Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) process on smartphone (instructions)
  Be sure to check your new @sage.edu (Sage Gmail account) regularly!! (…at least once Daily)
  Go to Self Service to view Student Planning, 1. My Progress (degree requirements) and 2. Plan & Schedule (class schedule/registration). See Understanding My Progress Guide [PDF]
  Faculty Advisor (major): your Faculty Advisor’s name & contact information is listed in Student PlanningMy Progress – At a Glance – click on the Show Program Notes link
  Transfer Credits: review your Transfer Credits in Self Service Student Planning – Academic MenuTransfer Summary link to be sure all previous college credits including AP credits are listed. Contact the Admission Office ([email protected]) for more information on what is needed. >> Guide to Transferring Credits to Sage [PDF]
  Catalog: view Major requirements, course plans, General Education requirements, and Course Descriptions in the Catalog
Schedule a virtual personal orientation session with a Student Success Coach. Contact: [email protected]
  Attend a Summer Ready ProgramNew Student Orientation | RSVP | [email protected]
  Textbooks: Sage students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks and supplies. Note: Sage has two bookstores. Research book costs in Student Planning – Plan & Schedule (-click on the course title. A pop up will appear. Scroll to the bottom. Click on the Bookstore information link)
*Textbooks for Albany class sections are available in Albany Bookstore; *Textbooks for Troy class sections are available in the Troy bookstore.
— Need money for textbooks? Contact [email protected], to see if you have enough aid to help with books and supplies at a Sage Bookstore.
  Moodle: Log-in to Moodle, Sage’s online learning platform. *Tutorials are available in Moodle. *NOTE: most courses in Moodle will go Live (…the class will become visible in your Moodle Course List) on the Sunday afternoon just before the start of the term.
  Review your Class Schedule DAILY in Self Service – Student Planning beginning on: Sunday, 8/27/23
— Go to the Plan & Schedule screen and view final classroom locations/campus.

Check Sage Gmail for emails from Professors. *Academic Calendar: click here. *Shuttle Schedule: click here.
  Fall 2023 classes beginMonday, August 28, 2023.
— Email your Faculty Advisor (major) if you have concerns about your classes and need to make schedule changes.
  Fall 2023 schedule changes, 9/1/23: the Add/Drop deadline is Friday, September 1, 2023. Note: after 9/1, drop requests (withdrawal) must be done using the Add/Drop form. A grade of W will be given.