Mission Statement

SUNY Cobleskill's academic advising focuses on student success by engaging students in the development of a plan to realize their career, educational and academic goals. Academic advisement is a partnership between advisors and students, each actively engaged in this educational process, with the ultimate goal of student success, while guided by the principle of "real life, real learning". (Approved by the SUNY Cobleskill Academic Advisement Council, 2010)


  • Clarify life and career goals
  • Develop goal-oriented educational plans
  • Interpret academic requirements and select appropriate courses
  • Access available internal and external resources that enhance their education
  • Identify other experiences that will enhance their life, educational, and cultural goals
  • Develop critical thinking, decision-making, and independent learning skills
  • Evaluate their progress toward degree completion while acknowledging career and life goals