headingNews From Academic & Transfer Advising Services    |   Fall 2013   |  Issue #2, September 9 - September 22


3rd Annual Careers in Higher Education Conference 
Academic Advising Day!
AccessVIS Workshops (Visa & Immigration Services)
Career Center September Events
Study Skills Workshop, TOPIC: Managing Time
Apply For Graduation
Pre Health | Pre Law


Tuesday, September 10 @ 4 p.m.

  • Last day to drop or withdraw from the university without a “W” (Withdraw) recorded on student record. You are liable to pay pro-rated tuition and all fees.
  • Last day to add classes and process a swap. Tuition liability may apply if you reduce credit load.
  • Last day to change status to or from full-time & part-time status.
  • Last day to apply for graduation.

Tuesday, September 17
Last day for Juniors (57 credits or more) to declare a primary major to satisfy TAP requirements. For form visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/forms.shtml For TAP Information visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/tap

***For more information about the Fall 2012 deadlines, please visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/calendar-academic.shtml .


Friday, October 25 2013, 10am - 3pm
Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University
Our Careers in Higher Education conference will provide participants with hands-on interactive activities
to illustrate the various departments and functions within higher education and student affairs at a college 
or university. Participants will also be engaged in various discussions including a professional panel, 
graduate school guidance, and learning more about job opportunities in the profession.
To register, please go to the following link:
Registration is open until October 11 or until full.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Samantha Segal, Assistant Director, Higher
Education Administration Program at samantha.segal@stonybrook.edu.
Watch the promo Video!


Wednesday, September 18, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come speak with your academic advisor under the Big Top Tent on the Academic Mall outside the Melville Library. Great information, good advice, and free popcorn for all!

Watch the video: “What is Advising Day?”
advising day


AccessVIS Workshops: 

Wednesday, September 18 1-2 p.m., Humanities 1003
Wednesday, October 16 1-2 p.m., Humanities 1003
Visa and Immigration Services will offer informational workshops on how to use AccessVIS, the online portal for SBU International Students, Scholars, Faculty and Staff. AccessVIS will allow electronic submission of immigration requests to Visa and Immigration Services, as well as provide a source of communication, updates and notifications. Please visit www.stonybrook.edu/visa for the full workshop schedule. 



Resume and Cover Letter Writing
ZebraCAN Information Session
Community Service Opportunities On/Off Campus
Preparing for the Job Fair
How to Find a Job Using Facebook
Job and Internship Fair (STEMM)
Nonprofit Internships: Experience with Social Impact
State Government Internships
Making Yourself Competitive for Graduate School
Getting Started on Research: Techniques and Strategies
Co-op Experience Information Session
Interviewing Skills

study skills"Managing Time"

Tue, September 17, 3pm – 4pm, SAC 304 -or- Wed, September 18, 4pm – 5pm, SAC 304
Learn how to effectively manage your time so you can complete your school work and still have time for social activities and other responsibilitie​s you may have. In this workshop we will create a time management schedule and estimate the time needed to study and complete school work. We will also discuss how to determine what is important and urgent versus not important and not urgent.


If you are a senior with at least 108 credits, and you will have met all of your degree requirements -- DECs, skills, 39-upperdivision credits, total credits, major, (and minor, if you are in the College of Business), by this December or January, be sure and apply via SOLAR under the “Apply for Graduation” link. The deadline to apply for graduation is TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. It is CRITICAL that you review your degree progress report on SOLAR to see if anything in the general education areas show as BOLD – that means it’s a requirement that either is not in-progress or has not been met. Also, check with your major (and minor, if applicable) department to ensure you will have met all requirements by the end of this semester. For a list of major/minor advisors, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/advising/maj_min_adv.shtml

If you will be completing all of your degree requirements in the fall semester please choose the "December" graduation date.  If you will be completing all of your degree requirements in the winter session, please choose the "January" graduation date.  Both candidates (December & January) will walk in the DECEMBER ceremony.

Watch the Video Tutorial: How to Apply for Graduation on SOLAR grad
Watch the PBA Show: All About Graduation Episode:



Pre-professional Advising Fall 2013 Hours  Walk-In Hours: Monday 2-4 p.m. & Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Meetings by Appointments: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Provost Lecture: A Superposition of Brains by Alice Major Tuesday, September 17, 4:30 pm, Humanities 1006 Is there a difference in the ways artists and scientist think? Read more here

Interested in Athletic Training? Education Program Information Session: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 1pm Sports Complex room G-33.  Additional Information please click here.

Interested in Nursing?
Attend an Information Session: September 19, 2013 @ 3pm Health Science Center, Lecture Hall 4  Additional Information please click here.

News from Kaplan
Free MCAT Prep with Tom Flesher in Biology, General and Organic Chemistry and Physics starting 9/16 -10/14. Click here for registration. Events will be held on campus at 7pm. All events will be held on campus at 7pm. *Testing this year? Free Practice Test - Fri, 10/25 @ 4pm.

The Pulse: September's Episode: Grades, MCAT and Life - Finding a Balance
Monday, September 16th at 8pm ET/5pm PT Register at www.bit.ly/lievents

PRE-LAW INFORMATION  @ www.stonybrook.edu/prelaw

Pre-professional Advising Fall 2013 Hours  Walk-In Hours: Monday 2-4 p.m. & Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Meetings by Appointments: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Become a member of Stony Brook Administrative Hearing Board
Interested inquires can be directed to: Office of Community Standards  Rm. 347 Administration Bldg.  Phone (631) 632-6705

LSAC New York Law Forum
Interested in a career in Law? Meet Law school representatives and attend workshops about the field. For more information please click here. Friday & Saturday October 18th and 19th Hilton New York 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 News from Kaplan The 180: September's Episode: We Predict the October LSATMonday, Sept. 30th at 8pm ET Register at www.bit.ly/lievents


Several offices provide general and major/minor-related academic advising to specific cohorts of undergraduates.  To see where you go for academic advising, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/academichelp.shtml

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