Office of the Academic Advisors

Fall 2020: Remote Learning Update

Virtual Front Desk through Zoom:
Monday, Aug 31 & Tuesday, Sept 1   I   9:00am – 2:00pm, get answers to quick questions right away through the Adviser’s Virtual Front Desk.
Meeting link:

In light of recent events related to COVID-19, the Colin Powell School Advisors will be working remotely for the fall 2020 semester. Although advisors are not on campus, we remain dedicated to assisting and serving our students. During this time, advisors will have full access to all the CCNY systems and advising materials, and will be able to assist you as if we were physically in the office.
Our staff members will be available during regular business hours, Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm and Friday, 10am-2pm, using various forms of technology (see below). As an additional resource, you can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions 24/7.

•   Contact your Academic Advisor via Email: Find all contact information below.
•   Schedule a phone appointment or virtual appointment through Zoom: To set-up an appointment with your advisor, please visit the individual Calendly links. Instructions for your appointment will be emailed prior to your meeting time.



Advisors Appointment

Each of our Advisors has set up a Calendly link so that you can make appointments as you have questions about classes, registration, or graduation requirements. Go to the links in order to schedule an appointment.

Scarlett Farray
Maria Moran
Herbert Seignoret
Aldonsa Tejada


The Importance of Advisement

Understanding degree requirements, choosing courses, and registering for classes can be confusing. Although students have the ultimate responsibility for knowing and meeting degree requirements, they do not have to navigate the system alone! Seeking help from an advisor is not only required, but the smartest and easiest way for a student to complete his or her degree.

Advisement within Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is offered through a combination of faculty and professional staff.

The professional staff of the Colin Powell School Advising Office can help students in many ways:

•   Advising students who wish to learn more about Colin Powell School majors.
•   Advising students who are considering a change of major.
•   Monitoring and guiding students who are struggling academically.
•   Providing information on the Core Curriculum.
•   Assisting you with information about many CCNY policies, such as: Waivers, Study Abroad, Late Registrations, Late Withdrawals, Leave of Absence, Graduation Requirements, and Courses at Other Institutions
•   Connecting students to other CCNY services, such as: Office of Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Writing Center, Career counseling, Counseling Center, Academic Resources, and Residential Life etc.

Faculty Advisement

Colin Powell School believes in the importance of faculty-student interaction, which is the core of the advising process. Our faculty members provide quality advisement services to students pursuing majors or minors in any of our social sciences degree programs. Faculty advisors know the curriculum and can suggest the proper sequencing and combination of coursework. They can also make suggestions for internships and co-curricular activities.

Through consistent contact with a faculty advisor, students can develop the kind of working relationship in which they will gain exposure to career opportunities and guidance on graduate degree programs.


Advisors/Staff Hours

*Note: Virtual Front Desk is limited to Cisse's hours*
M & T 9:00am - 2pm

The Advisors are available at below mentioned hours, visit their calendly link mentioned above to make an appointment.
*Calendly 15 minutes appointment*

Saturday, August 29th
Herbert Seignoret   10:00am-1:00pm

Monday, August 31st
Serignecmkara Cisse    9:00am-2:00pm
Kevin Foster   9:00am-11:00am
Herbert Seignoret    9:00am to 2:00pm &
   6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aldonsa Tejada   2:00pm-4:30pm

Tuesday, September 1st

Serignecmkara Cisse     9:00am-2:00pm
Herbert Seignoret    9:00am to 2:00pm &
   5:00pm - 7:00pm
Maria Moran   10:00am-12:30pm
Scarlett Farray   2:00pm-4:30pm
Aldonsa Tejada   2:00pm-4:30pm


Office of Academic Advising
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
The City College of New York
NAC Building Room 6-293
O.: 212.650.8551


Need advising from faculty? 

Please contact your faculty advisor in your department. Academic departments and individual faculty members may have additional hours in their department offices.