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Sy Syms School of Business Academic Advising


Academic Advisement is a valuable resource for all students. From your first registration through graduation, we provide a supportive environment to help you define and meet your academic and professional goals. Our dedicated advisors are available to meet with you and guide you as you advance through your college career. The Academic Advisement staff connects you with resources on campus and beyond, that can facilitate important life decisions.

We are here to help you with all aspects of your academic experience:

  • Orienting you to the Sy Syms curriculum
  • Clarifying your interests and strengths
  • Choosing major(s) and minor(s)
  • Developing an academic plan and selecting classes
  • Reviewing completed and outstanding requirements
  • Connecting academic achievements to post-graduation goals

Contact Academic Advising

The Sy Syms Academic Advisement Offices are located on the fourth floor of Belfer Hall on the Wilf campus and on the 3rd floor of 215 Lexington Avenue on the Beren campus. Our office hours are Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., and Friday: 10 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. To make an appointment with an advisor, please use the appropriate button at the top of the page. If you have any questions, please email the Sy Syms Academic Advising Team at

Debra Pine
Assistant Administrative Dean
Interview with Dean Pine from the YU Observer

Emily Kaplan
Honors Advisor, Academic Advisor

Melanie Zuckerman
Academic Advisor

For Academic Advising for International Students, please contact Professor Norma Silbermintz, Coordinator of Academic Affairs for International Students at

For Academic Advising for students interested in Pre-law, please contact either Lolita Wood-Hill at (YC/Syms students) or Illana Julius at (Stern/Syms students). For help with law school application personal essays, contact Dr. Betty Sugarman, strategic communications consultant, at Sugarman Communications | New York City Communication Consultant.

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