Graduate Student Orientation Information
Graduate Student Orientation
Graduate Student Orientation is recommended for all new students, regardless of academic program. The orientation will be a time for you to meet with faculty in your program, tour campus, visit the bookstore, get your ID card, pay your bill, and learn about services provided by our Career and Student Success Centers.
Date: Tuesday, January 10th
Time: Drop in from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Events and Athletics Center (EAC) – Main Lounge
Your academic department may also be holding its own orientation. Please check your Saint Rose email account for this information.
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 10th (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:
- Wednesday, December 14th – Meet with faculty and other new graduate students in your program to review course selection. The session will run from 12:30 – 2:00 pm (drop in) in the Lally School of Education Carondolet Symposium (3rd floor). If you cannot attend this session, please contact your faculty advisor to schedule an individual appointment.
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:
– Meet with faculty and other new graduate students in your program to review course selection. All sessions are in the Lally School of Education, Room 134, and run from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
· Tuesday, November 29th
· Thursday, December 8th
· Tuesday, December 20th
· Wednesday, January 11th
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. To login, use your Strose ID.
- 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. To login, use your Strose Username.
- Access Blackboard for course content and learning materials, and for college-wide announcements. To login, use your Strose Username. Please note that not all courses use Blackboard so you may not see your registered courses listed in Blackboard. Your instructors will provide you with their expectations for each course.
- Get your laptop and/or phone prepared for use on the campus wifi. Read the ‘why’ and ‘how’ here.
- Visit the Information Technology Services page for Students for more information.
- Contact ITS Technology Support Services with any questions.
Tuition and Payment Information
Tuition and fees are due and payable in the Bursar’s office at least three weeks in advance of the semester start date. Semester billing notices will include specific payment due date information. Students registering within three weeks of the semester start date should make full payment at the time of registration.
- 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.
There are spaces available for the 2016 – 2017 academic year in our on-campus, graduate apartments: 178 Partridge, 186 Partridge, and 917 Madison. You can find more information about each building and review blue prints for apartments on our Graduate Housing website.
These spaces typically fill up quickly since there are only three apartment buildings for graduate housing. We have already started to fill the apartments with returning graduate students who reserved the same space they are currently in for next year. The graduate rate for apartment housing is $3,997 USD per person, per semester and is the same for all graduate apartments, regardless of apartment type (i.e. apartment triple is the same as an apartment single).
Students interested in on-campus, graduate housing should contact the Office of Residence Life for more information. The telephone number is 518-454-5295.