SHA Undergraduate Academic Advising

Comprehensive Guidance for Your Time at SHA — and Beyond

 Our talented, dedicated advisors help answer your questions about how to shape your academic experience and career outlook.

 SHA Advisors Help you Set and Reach Your Academic and Career Goals

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 At SHA, you have comprehensive resources for advising. Our faculty and professional career advisors help you with choosing coursework, selecting a concentration, finding research opportunities, and accessing support for disabilities and academic assistance, and provide networking and career guidance. We are also proud to host Executive Conversations where senior-level executives join Hotelies to advise and inspire both students and faculty.

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Faculty Advising

Our faculty excel in helping you define your academic interests and career goals, and selecting coursework, concentrations, and research projects to support them. They assist you in connecting your career interests to the curriculum as well as to industry and facilitate networking with other faculty, staff, and alumni. Your advisor is a valuable resource in anything pertaining to career development, job references, letters of recommendation, internships, and graduate school options.

Expertise, Mentorship, Guidance, and Caring: What to Expect from Your Faculty Advisor


for an academic program and guidance for choosing courses, concentrations, minors, or other opportunities to support your academic and career interests


on your progress toward degree requirements and support of your professional development throughout your Cornell career


or referrals if special issues or problems arise regarding academics


in the advising relationship throughout your time at SHA, and serving as a reference as necessary


SHA Office of Student Services (OSS)

The career-focused academic advisors support student development and help you achieve your academic, professional, and personal goals. OSS academic advising helps you clarify your life and career goals and develop educational plans to realize them.

Institutional, Academic, and Personal Matters: What to Expect from OSS Academic Advisors


helps design imaginative and solid curricula to satisfy appropriate SHA degree requirements


is knowledgeable about policies and processes for practice credit, transfer credit, petitions, curricular substitutions, SHA concentrations, and other academic options


provides a respectful and confidential space to ask questions and discuss interests and concerns


advises generally about the links between academic work and career goals and makes referrals to university resources for academic support and overall health and well-being


advises on studying abroad, transferring internally between Cornell colleges, pursuing university minors, conducting research, and other activities


supports students with disabilities


is knowledgeable about voluntary, required, and health leaves of absence


coordinates the Early Intervention program, supports students having academic difficulties and provides case management for students requiring academic consideration or who are in academic or personal distress


SHA Registrar's Office

This is where we keep your records for enrollment, grades, and progress toward earning your degree. Contact the SHA registrar regarding your degree audit, courses requiring manual add/drop, transfer-credit documentation, advanced placement records, special verification letters, or petitions. Contact the university registrar about official transcripts for an employer or graduate school, standard enrollment certifications, or lost or damaged student IDs.


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OSS advising staff are here to help SHA students navigate their undergraduate paths. Need more assistance? Have some questions?

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