Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Academic Affairs

Each College at Fordham University offeracademic advising for their students Class deans for Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH), Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), and the Gabelli School of Business (GSB) assist students with general advising regarding the core curriculum, exploring a major or minor discipline of study, discussion about planning students’ academic careers and future aspirations, course registration, course and university withdrawal, internal and external transfers, transfer and test credit, and absence reports. They also assist students experiencing academic difficulty and personal issues that may be impacting their performance in class.

In Fordham College at Rose Hill, each class has its own class dean who serves in a broad advisory capacity for students  In addition, all FCRH freshman are participate in the Core Advising Program, which pairs FCRH freshmen with full-time faculty and/or administrators who serve as primary advisors and with upper-class students who serve as Faculty Advisor Student Assistant (FASA). Meetings are held with their students individually and in groups throughout their first academic year. Core Advisors continue to work with undeclared first-semester sophomores.  While juniors and seniors receive most of their advising from faculty in their major department/program, class deans continue to advise students on the completion of the core curriculum and graduation requirements.

The Gabelli School of Business has a dean for each of the four classes, plus additional deans for transfer students, business minors, and evening students. These class deans offer a full range of academic counseling. They help students choose a major, minor, and/or area of concentration, plan their curriculum, and register. The deans are also available to discuss academic issues, time management, study habits, clubs, and other matters that improve academic and social interactions. The deans work in conjunction with other specialized staff to offer a full suite of personal and professional development workshops, internships, and service activities.

Each class in the traditional GSB day program has its own dean who is the student’s primary advisor for that particular year.  There is also an advisor for all students in the GSB evening program.  Class deans assist all GSB students in choosing their courses; planning their curricula; investigating concentrations, majors, specializations, and minors; registering; and anything relating to their educational experience in GSB.  In addition, the Gabelli School of Business offers Pre-Professional advising via a Director of Personal & Professional Development, as well as through individual Pre-Professional advisors in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.

In Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies,, the deans provide assistance and clearance for the student’s first two semesters of study.  For the third and succeeding registration, consultation with the deans and faculty is encouraged, but optional.  Once a major is declared, the student meets with their faculty advisor in their major department/program.  In addition, deans and faculty conduct workshops on topics of interest to students, such as study skills, time management, interest assessment, major selection, etc.        

Web Resources

Fordham University Academics:

Fordham College at Rose Hill:

The Gabelli School of Business:

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies: http//

Undergraduate Bulletin:

Academic Integrity:



The Fordham University Undergraduate Policy on Academic Integrity

A University, by its nature, strives to foster and recognize originality of thought, which can be recognized only when people produce work that is theirs alone and properly acknowledge information and ideas that are obtained from the work of others. It is therefore important that students must maintain the highest standards with regard to honesty, effort, and performance.

As a Jesuit, Catholic University, Fordham is committed to ensuring that all members of the academic community strive not only for excellence in scholarship but also for integrity of character. In the pursuit of knowledge and personal development, it is imperative that students present their own ideas and insights for evaluation, critique and eventual reformulation. As part of this process, each student must acknowledge the intellectual contribution of others.

  1. The Academic Integrity Statement
  2. Standards of Academic Integrity
  3. The Academic Integrity Committee
  4. Procedures
  5. Procedure for a Student to Report an Academic Violation
  6. Sanctions for Violations of Academic Integrity
  7. The Right to Grieve Grades in Relationship to Violations of Academic Integrity


Updated on August 2014.

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