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Academic Advisement

SPD students receive advisement either by telephone or in person appointments (email advisement is also available). To schedule a telephone advisement appointment, call 631.632.7050, option 1. Telephone appointments are generally available morning and/or afternoon, Monday through Thursday.

To receive advisement by email, be sure to include your full name and Stony Brook ID number in the subject and/or body of the email, in addition to specifically stating your advisement questions. You may email and expect to receive a response within two business days. (Note: The SPD office is closed Saturday and Sunday.) Although you may schedule appointments with SPD advisors as often or as seldom as you wish throughout your program of study, new and continuing students are individually responsible for meeting program requirements.

Personal Contact Information
Because many of your interactions with Stony Brook faculty and staff take place at a distance, your contact information must be kept up-to-date. Students are required to notify SPD of any address, telephone, email, or name changes so that they will continue to receive registration information, grade reports, and other important correspondence from the University.

You can update a postal or email address in the SOLAR System. If you need to process a name change, please contact us at for instructions.

Students taking online courses are also responsible for making their email addresses are listed correctly in Blackboard. Instructions for changing your email address can be found in the SPD Online Resource Center (accessible in Blackboard).

Be sure that all of your correspondence contains your full name and student ID number.


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