Updates on Reopening SVA
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Curate Your Education
We're Here to Help along the Way

SVA has developed a unique program of advisement designed to fit the needs of the student body. Operating within the student's major's department, the advisors can respond quickly and efficiently to each student's particular needs. The Academic Advisors are involved with:

  • Course selection
  • Registration
  • Schedule changes
  • Attendance problems
  • Interruption of studies 
  • Voluntary withdrawals
  • Independent study proposals
  • Transfer of credit
  • Complaints concerning course and faculty members


 Please find your department below to obtain your academic advisor's contact information.

Address your message to your academic advisor, and to: acadadvis@sva.edu

Include your name and your department in the message.


Note: We are working with a high volume of incoming messages and requests at this time, and are responding to these in the order in which they are received during normal office hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST).


Thank you for your patience.


Academic Departments

  • All Departments

    A-Lucky Checkley, Jr., Director of Academic Advisement

    Tel: 212.592.2541

    Fax: 212.592.2545

    133 West 21st Street, Room 704C

    Email: lcheckley@sva.edu

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Contact: A-Lucky Checkley, Jr.
Fax:  212.592.2545
133/141 West 21st Street building exterior at night.