Academic Advising for International Students

Harpur College's Commitment to International Students

Harpur College is committed to facilitating the success of international students through advising, programming, and outreach.  We work together with International Student Advisors in ISSS and the professors within the English Language Institute to facilitate students' ability to be successful at Binghamton.  International students can utilize the many tools and resources available through Harpur Academic Advising, and we encourage students to meet with an Academic Advisor at least once a semester.
 
Specifically for international students, Harpur College has two academic advisors (Celeste Lee and Soyuz Shrestha) who focus on working with international students to connect academic planning and decision making with immigration regulations.   It is important to discuss all academic decisions with an Academic Advisor to verify how it may affect your time at Binghamton.   Additionally, it is important for all international students to also meet regularly with the Faculty Advisor in your major department along with an International Student Advisor in ISSS.  Collectively we will work together to facilitate progress towards graduation and continued success at Binghamton University. 

International Advising

Academic Advisors are available to help with the following:

Advising for International Students

Harpur Academic Advising has two advisors who are aware of/specialize in the specific needs of international students. These advisors are available to help you make academic decisions, while ensuring you are also considering your immigration rules and regulations. They also work closely and collaborate with ISSS and ESL to streamline resources for international students in Harpur College. It is especially important for international students to work with Harpur Academic Advising in the following situations:

  • Dropping or withdrawing from a course
  • Scheduling summer and/or winter classes
  • Pursuing internships
  • Prior to scheduling courses in your final semester
  • Considering online courses

Resources for International Students

  • International Student and Scholar Services Forms
    Several forms (CPT, OPT, Reduced Courseload, etc...) require the signature of your academic advisor. Please bring these forms to your advising appointment to be signed. 
  • English Language Institute & ESL Tutoring
    Harpur Advising works closely with the English Language Institute (formerly English as a Second Language) to provide support to non-native English speakers who experience academic difficulties due to their language ability. University Tutoring Services provides free ESL tutoring for students from all majors. 
  • Dual Diploma Program
    If you are a Turkish DDP program student, please consult with your DDP program coordinator along with Harpur Advising. 
  • Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)
    The MRC facilitates programs and activities supporting the recruitment, retention, personal and professional development of all students with special emphasis on students from culturally diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The MRC is a home for over 150 cultural student organizations
  • Languages Across the Curriculum (LxC)
    LxC is a curricular enrichment program that provides you with the opportunity to apply your existing languages skills in courses outside of languages departments in languages other than English.

Last Updated: 3/2/17