Academic Advising

December 24, 2020 update: Fall 2020 CR/NC policy

All advising will be done over email, Zoom, or the telephone as there is no advising staff on campus. Please use the contact information below to send your advisor a message or make an appointment. Be sure to include your EMPLID and full name in any written correspondence.

Advisors in the Division of the Humanities and the Arts advise students pursuing these programs:
Humanities & Arts Majors

Advisor Contact Information

In meetings with your academic advisor, you will look at your academic record as a whole and track your progress toward graduation. This overall picture includes general education requirements, major and minor courses, and elective credits.

Advising appointments can be made in EAB Navigate or through the Calendly links below.

Melissa Oden

Director of Undergraduate Advising

Melissa's Calendly

Raymond Strom

Undergraduate Advisor

EAB Navigate appointments only

Migen Prifti

Director of Graduate Advising

Migen's Calendly

Master's Degree Students: Graduation Checklist


Graduation Requirements: The Short List

All Humanities & Arts students must...

Humanities & Arts Advising and Graduation Auditing

As comprehensive advising to cover your entire college career cannot be done in a single session, we recommend that all students visit an H&A advisor once a semester to receive advice about course selection as well as important updates about your progress toward graduation. October and March are designated as “Advising Month” in their given semesters, so please stop by then and any other time you have a question or need help.

In addition to advising you through your academic program, our office will also be auditing your graduation file in your final semester—please bring any questions regarding academic requirements to our attention as early as possible so we can work together toward an on-time graduation.

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Digital Resources for Students

City College has agreements with Microsoft, DropBox, Blackboard, and Zoom to provide you with digital resources for messaging, communication, scheduling, and data storage

Microsoft 365: Citymail




Minors available for Humanites & Arts students

Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Black Studies, Cinema Studies, Community Change Studies, Economics, English, French, History, Italian, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Latin American & Latino Studies, Spanish, Portuguese, Psychology, Sociology, Studio Art, Theatre, and Women’s Studies

Please contact an advisor above if you'd like to discuss one of these minor programs

Advising Goals

In the Office of Academic Advising, we believe that students should be proud, confident members of their college community. We work to help our students achieve their academic goals and, in turn, prepare them to achieve their career goals and become citizens of the world. Through collaborative advising practices, we empower students to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students. The shared model of academic advising at the City College allows departments and offices across the institution to work with one-another to promote integrated student learning, development and success. Our advising sessions are always confidential as we abide by CCNY and FERPA Guidelines, and we handle sensitive issues with the utmost respect.

As academic advisors we hope to guide students, to help them make the most of their college experience. Here is a partial list of what we do:

  • Develop a comprehensive plan for achieving your educational/academic goals
  • Help to identify personal interests, abilities, and values
  • Help with appropriate curriculum, and course selection
  • Assist with monitoring academic progress
  • Provide information on degree requirements, general education requirements, college policies, procedures, and campus resources
  • Discuss career goals and how it relates to your major
  • Provide perspective on alternative careers as well as the possibility of graduate school
  • Discuss enhanced learning opportunities, such as study abroad, internships, etc.
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Office of Academic Advising

Division of Humanities and the Arts

North Academic Center, Room 5/225

160 Convent Avenue

New York NY 10031

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