Counseling, Leadership, Literacy & Special Education

Advisement, Registration, Scheduling

The information you will find here is important. Read carefully and you will be prepared to register successfully for your classes each semester.

Remember: The most up-to-date and accurate information about advisement and schedules of classes is always in the department office in Carman Hall, Room B-20 (718-960-8173).  You can also check with the program coordinators, whose names are at the end of this announcement. Information in the department office is more accurate than information on the web.

Here are four steps to successfully enroll in a course.

I. Advisement: You are required to get permission from a faculty member before you can register for any course in any of the programs in the department: counselor education, educational leadership, literacy studies, and special education.
Every semester you will find the registration advisement schedules for faculty members in each program posted outside of Carman Hall, Room B-20. These hours will also be posted on the outside of the door of the faculty member.
You must see a faculty advisor every semester to have permission to take courses entered into the system. Once the permission to take a course has been entered, you may go and register.
When you leave the advisor’s office be sure you have the four-digit registration code of each and every course and section that you are approved to take and for which you plan to register.

II. Registration: You now need to go on-line, enter the sims registration system and enter the correct codes for your course(s) and section(s).

III. Payment and payment deadlines:  After you have registered online, you must arrange to pay for your courses. Either pay directly or go to the Financial Aid Office in Shuster Hall and arrange to pay for your courses through a student loan.
There are deadlines set by the registrar to pay for your courses and to “validate” your registration. More on this is the next step.

IV. Validation – The final step. Important: You are not registered for any course unless you have validated your registration. You must do this every semester even if you have a student loan, and even if your receipt indicates a zero balance. If you look carefully, you will see a note that says validation is required.
After you have registered online and entered your codes into the system and arranged payment, you must go the Bursar’s Office and have your receipt or your loan stamped 'Validated'.
If you have not received validation, then you will be dropped from your courses.
During the registration period, the Registrar's Office will have an online calendar of payment dates. If you register, you must pay and validate by the next payment date indicated on the Registrar’s calendar.
If you do not pay and validate by the next date, you will be dropped from your courses and removed from the course roster.
What do you do if you are dropped from your courses? You re-register by re-entering the four-digit codes and then paying and validating by the following deadline set by the Registrar’s Office. You do not need to go back to your advisor for permission. Your permission remains in the system.
If you miss the deadline again, go back and re-register, pay and validate.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Program Coordinator:

  • Counselor education: Prof. Stuart Chen-Hayes at stuart.chen-hayes@lehmn.cuny.edu
  • Educational leadership: Prof. Janet DeSimone at janet.desimone@lehman.cuny.edu
  • Literacy studies: Prof. Limor Pinhasi-Vittorio at limor.pinhasi-vittorio@lehman.cuny.edu
  • Special education/childhood; adolescent; dual degree program in childhood education and special education: Prof. Barbara Gottlieb at barbara.gottlieb@lehman.cuny.edu
  • Special education/early childhood; dual degree program in early childhood education and special education: Prof. M. Victoria Rodriguez at maria.rodriguez@lehman.cuny.edu

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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