You don’t need a reason to come see Rolando Valentin, but some common reasons are:
You are his advisee (Click here on how to find your advisor)
You have not been assigned an advisor
You are having difficulties with contacting your advisor
You need approval Of Transfer Credit
You are seeking advisement For Double Majors
You are seeking advisement for Biology Minors
You need clarification Of Degree Audit
You are experiencing Degree Audit Issues
Degrees In Absentia
How do I change my major?
Students can change their majors by going to the Advisement Services Center (LI36 below the Main University Library) during their hours of operation.
For a change into the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, they should consult with the Program Coordinator; afterwards they will need to complete a form at the Advisement Services Center.
Who is my Advisor?
Your advisor's name should be available through MyUAlbany
How should I contact my Advisor and/or make an appointment?
Each faculty member has contact information on their web pages and in the department directory. In addition, the Department posts office hours at the Department Office provided by the individual faculty.
Faculty differ in how they prefer to be contacted by Advisees.
Here are some general hints:
You should use their UAlbany email.
The email should include your Name as it appears on MyUAlbany.
They should make the subject heading meaningful. Specify "Advising"
Most advisors prefer to be contacted for an appointment by email.
What courses should I take?
This can be tricky as each student is different, but as mentioned before the course need can be found on your degree audit. It is important that you stick as closely to the sequence as possible.
I can’t get a hold of my advisor -- how do I get my AVN?