Information in this section will help you understand advising and registration processes, career development, and student support as it relates to academic integrity, probation, and preparing for graduation.

Academic Advising

Academic advisors will be one of your best resources as you figure out your academic career at Syracuse, to help navigate class schedules, course selection, and provide info on how to get involved with the college, university and arts community in order to graduate on time and with the experience necessary to succeed.

Registration/Schedule Adjustment

Undergraduate students are eligible to register and schedule adjust as outlined by the Registrar’s Office. If you are running into issues with registration, please refer to the support page on the Registrars website

Note: Most College of Visual and Performing Arts students are required to meet with their faculty advisor before they can register for classes. For more information, please refer to the VPA Statement on Academic Advising.

Selecting the Proper Elective Courses: Studio, Academic, or Studies in Culture?

Unsure what is a studio or study in culture? Curious what an academic elective is? What does Liberal Arts Elective mean? Review the PDFs below for examples. Keep in mind, the courses listed here do not necessarily meet every semester. When in doubt, consult your academic advisor.

At the time of advising and registration, make sure you select the appropriate courses to count toward your required elective categories.

  1. VPA Liberal Arts Electives PDF
  2. VPA Academic Electives PDF
  3. VPA Studies in Culture Elective Lists.pdf
  4. VPA Studio Elective Lists.pdf
  5. VPA Art History or Art in Context Elective Lists.pdf
  6. VPA IDEA_WRT Intensive List.pdf