Advisor Resources Glossary

Below you will find detailed explanations of each resource listed on the Advisor Resources page. Please contact the Advising and Enrichment Center if you have any questions.

Advisement Resources

Advisement Preparation Form
The Advisement Preparation Form (PDF) is designed for students to record important questions and plan courses for future semesters to ensure their progress toward graduation. It is used in preparation for their advisement appointment and can be completed with the help of a Peer Advisor during their office hours.

Peer Advising
Peer Advisors (PAs) are upperclassmen, undergraduate students who support students with matters related to advisement and registration, including the explanation of degree requirements, the use of online tools such as NYITConnect and the future planning of their coursework in preparation for their advisement appointment. Peer advisors hold weekly office hours throughout the semester.

Academic Advising Report (AAR)
Each student has a unique advising report that displays the courses that he/she has attempted/completed, grades received, and the courses remaining to graduate. You can access a student’s advising report by accessing PeopleSoft once logged into MyNYIT. You will then select Advisor Center, View Data for Other Students, and then enter Student ID. On the next page, select Academic Requirements from the other academic... drop-down menu and click the arrow to generate the report. For assistance with understanding the Academic Advisement Report (AAR) contact

Search for Classes
To determine if a course is offered check Search for Classes. You will also find the day and time its offered, and the available seats in the course. 

Semester Maps
Semester Maps are an example of the semester-by-semester sequence of courses a student in the selected major might take in order to complete all the required credits leading to graduation. These should be used only as guides and in combination with the students Academic Advising Report. These are updated by semester in consultation with each academic department.

General Advisement Information

Advisor Schedule
Updated throughout the semester, the Advisor Schedule displays current advisor hours during both priority advisement and non-priority advisement periods. If your hours need to be updated, please contact

Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar contains important dates at NYIT, including advisement and registration periods, schedule change deadlines, withdrawal periods, and the final exam schedule.

Core Curriculum
A new core curriculum was rolled out in 2010-2011 academic year. Students are required to complete five foundation courses followed by a series of five seminar courses.

Understanding Placement Exam Results (Math and Writing)
If you require placement exam results, please contact Access via PeopleSoft will be coming soon. The following links provide further details into the interpretation of results based on major.

  • Math Placement
    Students are placed into the appropriate math class based on their placement exam results and the math course required for their major. Not all students place into the first math course suggested for their major. 
  • Writing Placement
    Students are placed into the appropriate writing class based on their placement exam results. Learn more about the rules associated with writing placement for native and non-native English speakers.

Student Academic Standing

Academic Probation
Students who fail to meet the requirements for Good Academic Standing are placed onto Academic Probation. Students are limited to registering for 12 credits, but may be approved for more depending on the situation. Once students are advised, they must meet with an advisor at their local Advising and Enrichment Center (AEC) to review their academic progress, sign a contract (when needed), and remove a restriction that will allow them to register for classes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress (UAP)
Students who fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) are placed onto Unsatisfactory Academic Progress (UAP). Please note that SAP is unique and separate from the Academic Probation and Dismissal policies.

Students who do not meet the standards of SAP will not be eligible for federal or institutional financial aid until they appeal their UAP status.

UAP Designee List
Each major is assigned a UAP designee who is responsible for helping students complete a UAP Appeal form, whenever the student is eligible to submit an appeal.

UAP Appeal Form
Students may face certain extenuating circumstances that impact their ability to meet SAP. Students may submit an appeal due to the following:

  • Personal injury or illness of the student;
  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Other extenuating circumstances that were unexpected and beyond the student's control

In all cases, the circumstances must be sufficiently documented.

Additional Campus Resources

Advising and Enrichment Center (AEC)
The Advising and Enrichment Center (AEC) provides academic support services as well as comprehensive academic advising support to students. We work closely with faculty and staff advisors who need training or assistance with any advising related concerns.

Tutoring Services
The Learning Center, Online Tutoring, Writing Center, and Math Resource Center are academic support services available to students free of charge.

Student Solutions Center
The Student Solutions Center (SSC) is a one-stop resource where students can get assistance with general questions, take care of registration and financial needs, and learn more about all that NYIT has to offer.

Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office helps students with their application for federal and state financial aid, and provides information about scholarships, and NYIT-sponsored grants. Students who receive financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office or Student Solutions Center (SSC) to ensure that they are meeting the necessary requirements.

Counseling and Wellness
The Counseling and Wellness Center offers free, confidential individual and group counseling. The Office of Disability Services provides services and accommodations for students with disabilities. If you are concerned about a student for any reason, you can contact the Counseling and Wellness Center to discuss your concerns with a licensed professional counselor.

Career Services
The Office of Career Services guides students to find internships and work experience related to their majors, in addition to supporting them in resume writing, job searching, and interviewing skills.