Advising and Academic Success
New York Institute of Technology offers students a wide range of advising and academic support services and programs. These services range from supplemental academic programs available to specific students, to resources available to all undergraduate students including academic advising, tutoring, and enrichment programs. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the available services that are designed to assist students in successfully achieving their academic and career goals at New York Tech.
Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP):
New York Institute of Technology sponsors and administers the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) on the New York City campus in conjunction with the New York State Department of Education. To be eligible for the program, students must be New York State residents whose educational experience and economic status indicate a need for academic and financial assistance to complete a college degree. The program provides a wide range of support that includes a five-week summer program for all incoming first-year students, strengthening of study skills, tutoring, individual and group counseling, and financial assistance. Participation requires enrollment in a full-time program at the New York City campus. For additional information, please visit nyit.edu/heop.
First-Year GUIDE Program:
At New York Tech, we are committed to helping our students find success. The First-Year Guide Program will pair first-year students with a Peer Success Guide (PSG). After first-year students have enrolled for classes, they will be contacted by their PSG who will provide them with both social and academic support during their transition to New York Tech, and throughout your entire first year. PSGs will also direct students to the many services and resources we have to offer and invite them to attend various events on campus. They will be available to meet with students and answer any questions they may have, and will plan special activities which will be a great opportunity for first-year students to interact with other students at New York Tech. We recognize that transitioning to college can be difficult for many reasons and the First-Year GUIDE Program is here to help!
New York Institute of Technology recognizes that academic advising is a critical component of the educational experience. As a result, a range of advising resources are available to assist students in creating meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their career goals. These resources include advisors from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA), faculty advisors, peer advisors, and a comprehensive website with tools such as semester maps, advisement preparation guidelines, and how-to guides.
First-Year Academic Advising:
Incoming first-year students are advised by a first-year advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA) for their first year’s courses. In addition to providing course selection guidance, UAA advisors discuss career plans, degree requirements and progress, introduce academic resources, and assist students with online course registration. For those requiring a placement exam, first-semester advisement occurs following exam completion. Students transition to a faculty or staff advisor associated with their major for advisement in subsequent semesters though proactive UAA support continues throughout a student’s first year.
Once advised for their first year, students will meet with a faculty or staff advisor associated with their major for academic advisement. Advisors guide students with their educational planning and provide career-related advice. In order to ensure all curriculum requirements are being satisfied, students are required to meet with an advisor before registration each semester. Although advisors guide students through this process, the student must assume final responsibility for conforming to all college regulations and completing degree requirements. Advisor schedules are available at nyit.edu/advising/find_an_advisor.
Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA)
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising offers advisement support and resources, as well as academic support services and programs to undergraduate students.
UAA Advisors are professional, generalist advisors who serve as first-year advisors to incoming first-year and transfer students. Additionally, though students receive primary advisement from assigned faculty or staff within their academic departments, UAA provides supplemental advising and graduation planning support to all current undergraduate students. Students who need assistance with major exploration are also encouraged to visit UAA to receive guidance on academic major options as well as the change-of-major process. For additional information, please visit nyit.edu/advising.
Peer Advisors (PAs) are undergraduate upperclassmen who work under the supervision of UAA and provide support to undergraduate students in matters related to advisement and registration. Peer Advisors assist with the explanation of degree requirements, planning of future coursework, and navigation of online tools such as the Student Service HUB, schedule planning tools, and online registration. Peer Advisors also assist students with adjusting to university life by helping them become familiar with the policies and procedures outlined in the course catalog and student handbooks. For additional information, please visit nyit.edu/advising/peer_advising.
Each semester, progress reports are requested for students who may benefit from additional attention or support, such as first-year students, new transfers, and students on academic probation. Once received, UAA advisors connect with the student to discuss their progress, positive or negative, based on the faculty’s feedback. Additional resources are suggested, as needed, in order to help students achieve success.
Support for Students on Academic Probation:
Students who are placed on academic probation are notified of their standing via email from the Office of the Registrar. Each student is required to meet with an advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA) to create an individualized plan for academic success and is further encouraged to utilize campus resources (advising, tutoring, and counseling) to improve their academic standing. Students on academic probation are required to meet with a UAA advisor prior to registering for classes.
Save Our Student (SOS) Early Alert Initiative:
An SOS allows faculty and staff to identify students who are demonstrating unsatisfactory progress or concerning academic behavior in their course (e.g., low in-progress grades, academic disengagement, or high rates of absenteeism) during the semester. UAA advisors receive the alert and follow up with the student to address the underlying issues that may be affecting their academic performance, create a plan for academic success, and/or refer the student to an appropriate department. For more information, visit the Save Our Student Initiative.
In addition to offering advising support, the UAA team is committed to providing enrichment services and programs that help students reach their academic and career goals.
Academic Support Services
Office of Academic Success and Enrichment (ASE)
The Office of Academic Success and Enrichment provides academic support services in several ways, including by overseeing the Learning Center, offering course-based and skill-based peer tutoring, both in-person and virtually, as well as Supplemental Instruction and the First-Year GUIDE program at the Long Island and New York City campuses. ASE also provides convenient and accessible online resources on Canvas through the Finding Success in Online Learning (FSOL) course as well as the many Student Success Modules in various academic and student support courses.
The Learning Center helps students meet their academic goals by providing free tutoring and skill-building workshops. Experienced peer tutors offer assistance in a wide range of undergraduate courses, some graduate courses, and skill-building subjects, such as time management and study skills, in a one-on-one, online, or small group setting. Learning Center peer tutors are also available to meet with students virtually through a dynamic online tutoring platform. For additional information, please visit nyit.edu/tutoring.
Online Tutoring is available to all enrolled students. This service supplements Learning Center hours by offering real-time online tutoring for a variety of subjects, some of which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For additional information, please visit nyit.edu/tutoring.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a non-remedial academic support program that targets historically challenging courses in an effort to increase student performance for those who participate in the program. Students who have successfully completed one of these courses, and are recommended by the faculty, are chosen as SI leaders to facilitate regularly scheduled out-of-class SI sessions for students enrolled in the assigned course. SI sessions help further students’ understanding of course concepts by reviewing notes, discussing readings, developing organizational tools, and preparing for examinations. For additional information, please visit nyit.edu/si.
Academic Skills Workshops are available to help students develop and/or strengthen academic skills that are essential for success in college. Our professional staff are available to work with students, one-on-one or in a small group setting, on skills such as time management and test-taking strategies. These workshops highlight foundational skills to help students find success outside of course content. For additional information, please visit nyit.edu/tutoring.
Academic Department Services
In addition to services provided by the Office of Academic Success and Enrichment (ASE), students can receive discipline-specific academic support services coordinated by academic departments as well.
The Math Resource Center provides free help with all math courses, including placement assistance, exam preparation, and background information. Patient and caring faculty from the math department provide tutorial assistance for all levels of mathematics. We deal with any anxiety you may be experiencing as well as the math concepts. Students are seen by appointment (preferred) or drop-in. For additional information, visit nyit.edu/tutoring or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Writing Center provides tutorial assistance for all types of writing assignments and tasks. Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Center to speak with professors of English about their writing assignments. The faculty will help brainstorm for assignments, review drafts, develop ideas, and address grammar questions. For additional information, visit nyit.edu/tutoring.
The CoECS Programming Center offers free peer-tutoring to help students in a number of computer science courses. Students can schedule one-time sessions or weekly recurring tutoring appointments.
Office of Military and Veterans Affairs
New York Tech’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs focuses on establishing innovative programs and services aimed to foster a culture of individual student success, inclusion, and academic achievement for all military-affiliated students.
The department takes a holistic approach to address and mitigate the stress related to the transition from military to civilian life. Prospective students receive assistance with admissions, enrollment, and VA benefit applications and process. Programs and initiatives focus on identifying and addressing persistence inhibitors that affect the military-affiliated community.
New York Tech’s Student Veteran Organization provides peer-to-peer support and services for fellow veterans and sponsors special veteran-related events. Our nationally recognized chapter affords the military community access to an established network of student veterans and the opportunity to build and cultivate friendships.
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Each student is assigned an advisor for assistance in structuring a program. New York Institute of Technology posts a list of program advisors at registration time. The student’s advisor is available for help and guidance, and the advisor’s approval is required for each registration. Students are ultimately responsible for conforming to all college regulations and completing curriculum requirements.
Graduate programs can be full-time and part-time. At New York Institute of Technology, full-time is defined as a minimum of nine credits per semester at the graduate level. Graduate students enrolled in less than nine credits are part-time. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Department regulations require international students with F-1 visas to pursue a full-time course of study.
Course Offerings and Locations
The courses in this catalog represent academic offerings for each discipline. Specific courses are given in accordance with student demand. The complete schedule of courses, which includes section listings, times, and locations, is available online.