Cornell Nolan School Undergraduate Academic Advising

Comprehensive Guidance for Your Time at the Nolan School — and Beyond

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

 Nolan School Advisors Help you Set and Reach Your Academic and Career Goals

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 At the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, you have comprehensive resources for advising. Advising teams include the Office of Student Services, Faculty Advising, and Career Advising. Our professional academic advisors help you choose coursework, complete degree audits, and transfer credits, among other items. Students needing academic accommodations can connect with the Academic Accommodations Manager to ensure their needs are met. Lastly, Career Advising provides career guidance including access to internships and posted jobs. 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, selecting specializations or areas of focus, 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 Advisors

  • Counsel for an academic program and guidance for choosing courses, concentrations, minors, or other opportunities to support your academic and career interests
  • Advice on your progress toward degree requirements and support of your professional development throughout your Cornell career
  • Guidance or referrals if special issues or problems arise regarding academics
  • Involvement in the advising relationship throughout your time at the Nolan School, and serving as a reference as necessary


Nolan School Office of Student Services (OSS)

OSS advisors support student development and help you achieve your academic, professional, and personal goals. OSS can also help students in connecting with University resources to address their individual situations.

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

  • Curriculum helps design imaginative and solid curricula to satisfy appropriate Nolan School degree requirements
  • Facilitation is knowledgeable about policies and processes for practice credit, transfer credit, petitions, curricular substitutions, Nolan School specializations, and other academic options
  • Listening provides a respectful and confidential space to ask questions and discuss interests and concerns
  • Connections 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
  • Guidance advises on studying abroad, transferring internally between Cornell colleges, pursuing university minors, conducting research, and other activities
  • Advocacy supports students with disabilities
  • Resources is knowledgeable about voluntary, required, and health leaves of absence
  • Intervention 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


Nolan School Registrar's Office

This is where we keep your records for enrollment, grades, and progress toward earning your degree. Contact the Nolan School 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 Nolan School students navigate their undergraduate paths. Need more assistance? Have some questions?

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