Welcome to the University at Buffalo! We are thrilled that you chose a major within the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Student Advisement and Services is here to help you every step to graduation.
We help undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences plan their academic path, develop goals, and provide support and recommendations to help students graduate college.
We will be reaching out to new incoming students by email and phone as you complete these steps below.
Here’s how to start building your class schedule.
💡Pro Tip: You can use TAURUS to identify what classes may articulate. Don’t see a class listed? Make sure to get a copy of the syllabus from your old school and speak with your advisor about how to submit your class for a new articulation!
The Orientation Data form will provide details about your academic background and interests that will help plan your class schedule.
💡Pro Tip: Work to remove all your holds, including immunization holds that may take up to 3-4 weeks to process. Holds will prevent you from registering for classes.
Schedule an hour appointment with your academic advisor by calling 716-645-6883, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., where you’ll talk about:
After your appointment, your advisor will send you information to register for classes, tips on how to read your schedule and important dates.
💡Pro Tip: You can email your advisor to review your finalized schedule.
When the semester starts, you can get in touch with an advisor to help with:
💡Pro Tip: It's recommended to schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment every mid-semester (right after midterms) to talk to your academic advisor about registering for the following semester’s classes.
Check out some commonly asked questions that might help you.