Welcome to the School of Humanities and Sciences!

Here’s how to get your best fall class schedule.

First-year Students

Ithaca College’s team of academic advising experts will use your Academic Interests Survey responses to construct a personalized schedule that includes:

  • At least one course in your major
  • Your required first-year Ithaca Seminar
  • In some cases, elective or core curriculum courses that will help you meet your graduation requirements, learn transferable skills, and explore some new subjects that align with your interests.
  • A total of 14 to 16 credits. (Although your tuition covers up to 18 credits, we advise that you NOT exceed 14 to 16 credits in your first semester so you can be most successful in and outside of class.)
Complete Your Academic Interests Survey

Access your New Student Checklist and Academic Interests Survey via IC Connect. Complete your Academic Interests Survey by June 12 to ensure that you’ll be placed in courses that meet your needs and reflect your interests.

Access Your Student Checklist
First-Year Students

We will provide you with access to your fully completed schedule during the week of August 5. (Even if you see before then via Ithaca College’s systems that you are registered for classes, your schedule is not official until we notify you in early August.)

You will be assigned a faculty advisor in mid-August, prior to the start of orientation. If you have questions before then, email hsadvising@ithaca.edu.

Transfer Students

In the coming weeks, you will be contacted by the dean’s office to schedule an advising appointment during which we can work together to create your schedule and academic plan based on your transfer credit and expected graduation date.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more detailed information, see our Academic FAQs.


Greetings from the Dean's Office

Claire Gleitman

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College!  We are so very happy that you have chosen to make H&S your home as you embark on your academic journey at Ithaca College. We are confident that you will find unlimited opportunities for exploration, growth, and learning in H&S, where you will be supported by a world-class faculty, a devoted staff, and an extraordinary student body. All of us look forward to welcoming you when you arrive and helping you to find your path as you enter our vibrant and dynamic campus culture.

Claire Gleitman, Dean of H&S

Amy O'Dowd

Hello, brand new Bombers! We can’t wait to meet you in August and give you a big in-person welcome to H&S (our affectionate nickname for the School of Humanities and Sciences). Between now and then, please let the Dean’s Office team know if you have any questions or concerns. We’ll be working all summer preparing for your arrival, so you can email or call at any time using our contact information listed here. Once you’re on campus, we’re here to support you—to recommend resources, advise you on time management or study strategies, or to strategize for success.

Amy O’Dowd, Associate Dean of Student Services

Whom can I talk to if I have a question?

Please feel free to contact the Dean’s Office.

Associate Dean Amy O’Dowd: aodowd@ithaca.edu

​Jim Riegel, Academic Services Coordinator: hsadvising@ithaca.edu

Or call the H&S Dean’s Office Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.