New Student Checklist (SPCE)

Welcome to the School of Professional and Continuing Education, SPCE, at Sage College of Albany!  We are excited that you will be attending the SPCE. Please see important new student information below.  Fall 2015 classes begin: Monday, August 31, 2015.

Fall 2015 New Student Checklist

* New Accepted Applicants:
Pay the admission/enrollment deposit.  The deposit is needed for the Admission Office, 292-8615, to update your file status from "accepted applicant" to "enrolled student".  The deposit is also required for access to MySage email and SageAdvisor student information and registration functions.
Complete information if you will be using financial aid or college loans.

* New Enrolled/Deposited Students:

  • Log-in to MySage, User ID & Password required.
    Accept terms and conditions.
  • Log-in to SageAdvisor - same User ID & Password as MySage
    • Explore Student Menu options
  • Complete Financial Aid documents and tasks
  • Double check your transfer credit report to be sure all credits are listed. Send missing final updated official sealed transcripts & AP scores to Admission Office

* Advising & Registration Notes: Summer 2015 and Fall 2015

  • Financial aid & college loans: for part-time study a minimum of 6 credits is required. For full-time study a minimum of 12 credits per term is required.
  • Review your academic Program Evaluation report in SageAdvisor (log-in) to identify required general education and major courses needed
  • Review course schedules in SageAdvisor, make a list of courses you need.
  • For assistance (if needed) in selecting your first term courses email your departmental Faculty Advisor
  • Register for courses in SageAdvisor >> Registration Instructions

* Financial Aid & College Loans
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 tasks need to be completed in order to receive your financial aid.

* Tuition Bill Due Date
Pay outstanding tuition bill or show proof of payment by tuition due date.
Contact Student Services, 518-292-1781,

* Textbooks

  • Students are responsible for obtaining their own textbooks.
  • Research book costs in SageAdvisor schedule screen. 
  • Set aside money for books & supplies (approx $100-$200 per course).
  • Sage Bookstore is located in the ACP Pharmacy College Student Center, 1st floor, main entrance. PARK at SAGE behind Residence Hall. (518) 694-7378.
  • To request to have financial aid/loan money pay for books at bookstore, contact Office of Student Services (Book money FAQ #24). Deadline for Book money: 9/8/2015.

* Health Forms
Complete immunization forms, send or fax to Wellness Center

* Student ID

  • UPLOAD your Own Photo - click here
  • Pick up card Student Life Office, Kahl 145

* Parking Permit
Obtain Parking Permit (Public Safety Office, Armory first floor). 

* Moodle
Log-in to Moodle (online course site) as a "test run."  Even if you are not in an online course, your instructors may use Moodle as classroom support tool.  See Help Center Knowledgebase for tutorials.

* Sunday, August 30:
Review your class schedule in SageAdvisor using the My Class Schedule link to be sure you are in the correct number of credits and check for updated/final classroom locations

* Monday, August 31: Fall 2015 Classes Begin

* Complete buying all assigned books. Deadline for Book money September 8, 2015.

* Add/Drop deadline (online) for Fall 2015: September 8, 2015 by 11:59pm.

* Sign up for MyCruiserAlert, Sage's emergency & snow closing alert system

* Be sure to regularly consult the Academic Calendar for important information.

* Course withdrawals (W grade) after Add/Drop ends require a completed Add/Drop form.