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Advising Information for New First-Year Students

Welcome to Buffalo State College! 

Working with your Adviser on Your Fall Schedule (New First-Time Students Only+)

After completing your virtual Orientation session, you will schedule an appointment through the Bengal Success Portal to speak with your assigned academic adviser about your goals, interests, and degree program requirements. Immediately following that conversation, your adviser will design your fall 2020 course schedule. When it is final, you will receive an email informing you that it is ready to view in Banner

+Transfer students will find more information about transfer advising for fall course schedules under Transfer Advisement on this page.

Got a Question for an Adviser Right Now? 

If you have any advising questions before orientation, feel free to stop by our live chat (click the orange "Chat with an Adviser" box) or email

If Your College Plans Have Changed 

If you have changed your mind about attending Buffalo State College this fall, we are sad to see you go and wish you all the best on your journey to achieving a college education.

To rescind (cancel) your application, please follow these steps:

1) Log into Banner.
2) Under Main Menu, click Rescind Application.
3) Select the term and reason for rescinding, then click Rescind Application.
4) On the next screen, click Yes, Rescind Application.

If you have further questions about this process, please email


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