Online Guide for Course Planning + Registration

The links below can assist you with:

  • understanding Sage requirements
  • choosing courses
  • navigating on-line registration

Students are responsible for knowing and understanding the College Catalog (academic policies), major and degree requirements. You will be aided in this process by the Office of Academic Advising and the help of your faculty advisor.

Click Here to Access a SageAdvisor Tutorial [ppt]

Current Russell Sage Students

Advising for current students will begin on March 21st and registration will begin the week of April 4th, by class year.  Be sure to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your potential course schedule and so they can clear you.

Current Students can click here for links and important dates regarding advising and registration for Fall 2016 [PDF].

New Russell Sage Students

New students admitted for Fall 2016 will be contacted via their Sage email account beginning in mid May with important advising and registration information.  In addition, all new students will have an opportunity to meet in person with faculty in their department at a new student orientation session on:

  • Thursday, July 14, 2016: First Year Student Orientation
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016: Transfer Student Orientation

Please be sure to check your Sage email account often for important updates about these and other events.  Please feel free to email the Associate Dean for Academic Services, Stacy Gonzalez ([email protected]), with any questions about advising and registration.

New Students can click here for a checklist that includes links and important dates to assist them in advising and registration and preparing for the Fall 2016 semester [PDF].

Academic Information & Course Planning Links

Registration Links

Important Dates

FALL 2015

Fall Semester: Classes Begin August 31
Add/Drop Period: August 31 - September 8
Filing Deadline for Dec. Graduation: October 1
Early Warnings posted in SageAdvisor: October 13
Advising Begins for Fall 2015 Progress and Spring 2016 Registration: October 26
Registration Begins for Spring 2015 by Class Level: November 9
Last Day to Withdraw from Class: November 20
Last Day to Opt for Pass/Fail: November 20
Last Class Day: December 11
Final Exams: December 15-18


Spring Semester Classes Begin: January 19
Add/Drop Period: January 19-26
Filing Deadline for May Graduation: February 15
Early Warnings posted in SageAdvisor: March 8
Advising Begins for Spring 2016 Progress and Fall 2016 Registration: March 14
Registration Begins by Class Level for Fall 2016: March 28
Last Day to Withdraw from Class: April 15
Last Day to Opt for Pass/Fail: April 15
Last Class Day: April 29
Final Exams: May 3-6
Commencement: May 14

Click HERE to view future Academic Calendars.

The Office of Academic Advising
is located on the 3rd Floor of the Shea Learning Center
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180

Phone:(518) 244-2272

Email the Associate Dean: [email protected]