Academic Advising

Academic advising is a collaborative education process whereby you and your advisor are partners in meeting essential learning outcomes, promoting your academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of your personal, academic, and career goals. Each student is assigned an academic adviser who provides counsel on course selection, curriculum checklists, and information on RIT services. It is common for a science major to have several mentors among the faculty who help with academic, career, and personal questions.

To access STARFISH through SIS:

1. Navigate to www.rit.edu/sis
2. Click on Student Information System
3. Login using your RIT username and password
4. Click on the Starfish icon on your Student Home page

This will bring you to the Starfish My Success Network page. From here you can set up a meeting with your Academic Advisor.

From the navigation menu in the top left corner, you can navigate to your Profile, Upcoming meetings, and Dashboard.

Assistant Dean and Director of Student Advising

Advisors by Program

The School of Mathematical Sciences

The School of Mathematical Sciences

(1st-3rd years)

(4th year)

The School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

The School of Chemistry and Materials Science

The School of Mathematical Sciences

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

(1st-2nd years)

(3rd-4th years)

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science

The School of Physics and Astronomy

The Integrated Sciences Academy

Change of Program

The following documents describe the process for a change of program within the College of Science:

University Advising Office

The University Advising Office is an excellent resource for general questions related to academic advising at RIT. If any member of the RIT community—student, faculty, or staff—needs assistance with advising related issues, the University Advising Office is a great resource. If you are unsure of who your advisor is or have general advising questions we are here to help you.

Learn more on the University Advising Office website.