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Student Advising

Center for Student Advising

Welcome to the CSA 

The James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA) provides an integrated advising experience for all students in Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. CSA brings together, under one roof, general academic advising, Academic Success Programs, the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP), and the Office of Preprofessional Advising. Students are assigned a CSA adviser who works with them throughout their time at Columbia.

2015-16 Academic Year Updates

Friday, September 4, 2015: As of this week, Monique Rinere is no longer serving as the Dean of Advising. Dean Rinere was appointed in 2009 and contributed to the development of the CSA’s mission to provide an integrated advising experience for undergraduates.  Columbia College and Columbia Engineering extend their gratitude for her years of service and contributions.

Andrew Plaa has been appointed by Dean Valentini and Dean Boyce to be the Interim Dean of Advising for the 2015-16 academic year.  Before joining the CSA in 2005, Dean Plaa spent 10 years teaching at Barnard and other NYC institutions. He has his Ph.D. in European History and is currently the Senior Associate Dean of Advising.  Dean Plaa and the CSA staff are committed to supporting the success of all CC and SEAS undergraduates.


James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.