Advising & Transfer

Advising & Transfer

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      Through one-on-one meetings, group advisement and campus-wide programming, the Office of Advising & Transfer Support provides opportunities to clarify your academic and professional goals. Together, we’ll develop an appropriate educational plan that satisfies degree requirements and prepares you for your next steps after Guttman.

      What to Expect​

      At  Guttman, you’ll work closely with an academic advisor upon entry through graduation. Your advisor will provide you with academic, career and transfer planning support.


      Your Student Success Advisor (SSA) will help you make a smooth transition to college and guide you through your academic career at the College.

      First Year Seminar 101

      During the Bridge Program and through the first semester, you’ll meet with your SSA during a weekly advisory session called First Year Seminar 101: Learning about Being a Successful Student (LABSS). The seminar will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to be a successful college student.

      Programs and Events

      You will have the opportunity to engage in various programs and events that promote transfer. Through these activities Student Success Advisors alongside our Transfer Specialist will help cultivate your interest in transfer and guide you with exploring majors, selecting the right senior college for you, completing transfer applications, and much more.

      Advising Framework​

      We follow a three-tiered advising framework rooted in the appreciative advising model, which will serve as a thread throughout your journey at the College.

      Appreciative Advising Model

      During the First Year Experience (FYE), we utilize a proactive advising model that asks open-ended questions, anticipates your needs and helps you achieve your goals.

      As you enter your program of study (major), we shift to a coaching model that identifies personal strengths, recommends appropriate resources and develops goal-oriented action plans that promote success as you transition to a four-year institution or the workforce.

      They took the time to take care of me, to understand my situation.

      – Daniela Luna

      IT major (’23)
      Daniela Luna

      Transfer Support

      If you’re interested in transferring to a four-year college after Guttman, we encourage you to start considering your options during your first semester. We’re here to help by providing:

      1. Individualized support through one-on-one meetings and direct messaging.
      2. Special programs and events to guide your college research and planning.
      3. Support for understanding how educational pathways align with careers.


      Transfer Explorer (T-Rex) is the source for the most up-to-date information about how CUNY colleges transfer and apply credit for both CUNY and non-CUNY courses, as well as for other learning experiences, like exams and certifications. Whether you are planning to transfer within CUNY or simply to take a course at another CUNY college, make T-Rex your go-to resource.

      Transfer Opportunities

      Advisor in Residence: Lehman College

      Guttman has partnered with Lehman College to provide on-campus admission and academic advising to students. To schedule an appointment with our Lehman College Advisor in Residence, contact us at

      Annual Transfer Fair

      Guttman welcomes over 50 colleges and universities to campus for an annual transfer fair to support student exploration and access transfer information.

      Intro to Transfer Workshops

      Our transfer workshops help you explore transfer majors, build a college list that is right for you and get step-by-step assistance to complete the CUNY, SUNY and Common App applications.

      Transfer Bridge Program

      The Transfer Bridge Program allows graduating students to network with fellow Grizzlies who will attend the same CUNY college. You’ll get tips on navigating academic and administrative matters at the senior college, time management, organizational skills and getting involved on campus.

      Transfer Days

      Ongoing one-on-one/small-group transfer visits allow you to meet with senior college representatives at Guttman.

      Transfer Panel

      Each year, we invite former graduates back to campus to share their insight, tips and advice to current students. Topics include the transfer application process, shift in expectations, navigating campus culture and more.

      Transfer Visits

      Get opportunities to tour local senior college campuses and learn more about their academic offerings. Visits typically take place during the Fall I and Spring I sessions.

      Starfish Appointments

      Let Us Assist You

      Guttman Transfer Learning Community