Welcome to graduate study at The College of Saint Rose!

In your acceptance packet along with information about your decision, is contact information for your advisor. Your academic advisor is your key contact person as you move through your graduate studies.

It is important that you understand your responsibilities as a student at The College of Saint Rose. It is recommended that you review College policies related to your program every semester. Students are not always sure about what to do after they have been admitted into a graduate program. Please review the information below. As always, feel free to contact The Office of Graduate Admissions with any questions or concerns.

*Graduate Student Services Orientation: January 14th from 3-6pm

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Information for Accepted Graduate Students

Graduate Student Orientation Information

Join us on January 14th from 3-6pm for Graduate Student Services Orientation in the Events and Athletics Center Main Lounge on the 1st floor by Starbucks, located at 420 Western Ave. 

Before the hustle and bustle of classes, take this opportunity to:

  • Get your student ID cards.
  • Purchase parking permits (You can preorder your parking pass here).
  • Take a campus tour (offered every ½ hour).
  • Buy books and supplies at the Campus Store.
  • Visit the Bursar to make payment arrangements.
  • Stop by the Registrar to confirm your schedule.
  • Talk to Financial Aid.

Graduate Admissions representatives will be on hand to answer any of your last minute questions and the following offices will also offer presentations and/or tours during the event:

It is a drop-in event, so you are welcome to stay for as much or as little as you will find helpful. Whether you just want to pick up a textbook or participate in the full schedule of presentations and tours, we encourage you to take part! Refreshments will be available.


Please call 518-454-5143 or email with any questions!

Class Registration Information

  • Once you have been admitted, you should contact your academic advisor. Your advisor, typically, can help you register for classes. Your advisor’s information will be included in your acceptance packet. You may also look-up your advisor’s contact information through our Faculty & Staff Directory online. If you do not know who your advisor is, please call (518-454-5144) or email the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Some programs (Communication Sciences & Disorders, Counseling, CSSA, Teacher Education, Special Education and Literacy) invite you to an advisement and registration session, where you will register as a group. This information should be included in your acceptance packet, you can also view these dates under “Advisement and Registration Sessions” below. The Literacy program offers individual advisement for spring and summer semesters and group advisement for the fall semester. If you are an admitted student and need information on a group advisement session, please call (518-454-5144) or email the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Registration opens on a specific date for each semester-you may not be able to register as soon as you are admitted.
  • When registering for classes the first time, this form will help walk you through the online registration process.
  • The last day to register for classes is usually one week after classes start, but make sure to check the academic calendar.
  • Graduate students are considered full-time when registered for 9 or more credits. To be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, you must be registered for at least 6 credits.
  • All holds must be resolved in order to register for classes.
  • Contact the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions or concerns.

Advisement and Registration Sessions

A number of graduate programs require attendance at a group advisement session for your first semester of graduate study. This provides the faculty an opportunity to address a number of questions many students have about their progress through a particular graduate program which are common to first semester students. During these sessions you select the courses needed to begin your program in spring 2016.

You must be an admitted student to attend any of the sessions below. In your admission packet, a flyer should have been enclosed inviting you to a group advisement sessions, if it is required for your program. If you are unsure how to reserve a seat at one of these sessions or you are unable to attend one of these scheduled sessions, please call (518-454-5143) or email the Office of Graduate Admissions. If you do not see your program listed here, you may require individual advisement. Please contact Graduate Admissions with any questions you have.

Communication Sciences & Disorders

The sessions listed below are available to students admitted to the graduate Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) program:
– January 12, 2016 (By invitation only)

Counseling & CSSA

Applicants admitted to our Clinical Mental Health Counseling, College Student Services Administration & School Counseling programs may work with their advisor individually to register for classes or by attending the following group advisement day:
-December 9, 2015


Applicants admitted to the Literacy Birth-Grade 6 and Literacy Grades 5-12 programs can contact their advisor individually.

Special Education and Teacher Education

The sessions listed below are available to students admitted to our Adolescence Education/Special Education (dual cert), Childhood Education/Special Education (dual cert), Special Education Birth-Grade 2, Special Education Grades 1-6, Special Education Grades 7-12 Generalist and Special Education: Professional graduate programs as well as our Adolescence Education, Business/Marketing Education, Childhood Education, Curriulum & Instruction, and Early Childhood Education graduate programs:
-November 30, 2015
-December 8, 2015
-January 6, 2016
-January 13, 2016


Financial Aid - Don't forget to file the FAFSA!

  • Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by the Financial Aid Office before aid can be awarded. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The College of Saint Rose school code is 002705.
  • If you receive financial aid, you should check with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from any courses. Your financial aid is earned in direct proportion to the number of days attended during the academic term. This withdrawal could cause the college to return financial aid funds, leaving you with a balance owed. It could also lead to loss of financial aid in a future academic term. Please see the Academic Calendar page for details on the refund schedule.
  • If you wish to borrow funds through the Federal Direct Loan Program: you must be registered for 6 or more credits, accept the loan, complete a Master Promissory Note, and first time borrowers must complete entrance counseling.
  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions and concerns.
  • The Office of Graduate Admissions also offers Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships to help supplement tuition costs.

Information Technology Services

  • Log in to your student account (also referred to as BannerWeb or Secure Site) to check your registration, academic and financial status. All of your student records are maintained under your student ID number.
  • Use your Saint Rose email account. Many campus offices will communicate with you through your Saint Rose email, so make sure you check it frequently. Your username is the first seven letters of your last name, followed by the first initial of your first name, followed by the last 3 digits of your student ID number. Your default password is your birthday in MMDDYY format.
  • Access Blackboard for course management and online learning, and for college-wide announcements.
  • Visit the Information Technology Services page for Students for more information.
  • Contact the ITS Help Desk with any questions.

Tuition and Payment Information

  • Your account balance is due 10 days before the semester start date-after this, payment is due in full as the time you register.
  • Log in to your student account frequently to check your student account balance.
  • E-bill notices will be sent to your Saint Rose email address prior to each semester. You can set up an authorized user on your account if you would like someone else to have access this information.
  • Nonpayment can end up delaying your registration for the next semester.
  • Contact the Bursar’s Office with questions and concerns.

Health Services (Required Information)

  • All full time students are charged a health service fee, and have access to services provided through the Office of Health Services. These services are also available to part time students who pay the optional part time health service fee.
  • All students also have the option of enrolling in student health insurance. Students should receive information about the packages once they are admitted. If you are interested in learning more about this, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (518) 454-5170 or visit the website of Haylor, Freyer & Coon.
  • Students are required to submit immunization forms in order to register for more than 3 credits.
  • Contact Health Services with questions and to access immunization and health forms.

Student ID Information

  • This multifunction card will be used for building access, library usage, and on campus printing. It can also be used in our Campus Dining Facilities with a declining balance.
  • You can obtain an ID card at the Golden Knights Card Office, located on the third floor of Saint Joseph Hall.
  • Contact the ID Card Office with question and concerns.