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 16th and registration will begin on March 30th, 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 2015 [PDF].

New Russell Sage Students

New students admitted for Fall 2015 will be contacted via their Sage email account beginning in late May or early June 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, June 18 (for Transfers)
  • Thursday, July 9 (for First Year Students)
  • Thursday, August 20 (for Transfers)

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 (, 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 Spring 2015 semester [PDF].

Academic Information & Course Planning Links

Registration Links

Important Dates

FALL 2014

Fall Semester: Classes Begin August 25
Add/Drop Period: August 25 - September 2
Filing Deadline for Dec. Graduation: October 1
Early Warnings posted in SageAdvisor: October 14
Advising Begins for Fall 2014 Progress and Spring 2015 Registration: October 20
Registration Begins for Spring 2015 by Class Level: November 3
Last Day to Withdraw from Class: November 21
Last Day to Opt for Pass/Fail: November 21
Last Class Day: December 5
Final Exams: December 9-12


Spring Semester Classes Begin: January 20
Add/Drop Period: January 20-27
Filing Deadline for May Graduation: February 15
Early Warnings posted in SageAdvisor: March 10
Advising Begins for Spring 2015 Progress and Fall 2015 Registration: March 16
Registration Begins by Class Level for Fall 2014: March 30
Last Day to Withdraw from Class: April 17
Last Day to Opt for Pass/Fail: April 17
Last Class Day: May 1
Final Exams: May 5-10
Commencement: May 16

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
Fax: (518) 244-6865

Email the Associate Dean: