Next Steps Checklist
Sign up for Advising
In order to get the classes you need to graduate you will need to sign up for an advising appointment by contacting Student Central.
Register for classes
After you've met with an advisor you'll be ready to register for classes. You can register online or come to campus and do it in person.
Get your Student ID card
To get your student ID card or "Smart Card" you will need to stop by the Smart Card Office during business hours. You will always be asked for ID when on campus for services.
Complete and submit your Certificate of Residence
In most NYS Counties the certificate of residence must be completed and processed in the window between 60 days before classes begin and 30 days after classes start.
Live outside of Onondaga County but in New York State? You MUST file a Certificate of Residence. It entitles you to pay resident tuition, which is HALF that of non-residents.
Reserve a spot for New Student Orientation
You must complete your placement testing before you may attend orientation.
Orientation is held at various times before the semester starts and it is required for new students. Reserve your spot now.
Find your way around
Campus maps are available online or at campus entrances and kiosks located throughout campus. You can also come to campus and take a self guided cell phone tour anytime.