CBS Florham

Center for Business Students Advising Office

The Center for Business Students Advising Office (CBS) provides a focal point for all advising needs for undergraduate students within the Silberman College of Business.

CBS provides year-round advising, course review (selection) and registration for all undergraduate business majors.

In addition, we provide assistance for students who wish to take courses off-campus, take intersession courses, change their major, study abroad, or wish to participate in internship employment positions.

To speak with an advisor, stop by the CBS in The Lower Level of The Mansion or call (973) 443-8800.  

Some Helpful Information/Tips:

All Silberman students are expected to abide by the University’s Academic Integrity Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

Can students repeat a course?

Yes. If a student repeats a course, both the first, second (third, etc.) grades will remain on the transcript, but only the last earned grade will be computed into the cumulative grade point ratio. Any repeated course that was originally taken at FDU must also be repeated at FDU.  The repeated course must have the same catalog number. EX: Math 1128 must be retaken as Math 1128.

What is considered a normal course load per semester?

A student taking 12 credits or more is officially considered full-time. First year students usually enroll for 13-16 credits, depending on their level of preparation, outside commitments, etc. Developmental course MATH 0298 carries weight toward enrollment status as full-time or part-time, but does not carry earned credits toward graduation.

What is the policy for adding and dropping courses?

Any course may be added to, or dropped from, a student's schedule during the add/drop period. This period is typically during the first two weeks of a Fall or Spring term or as noted on the University Calendar. Students can withdraw from courses with a “W” appearing on the transcript through the 9th week of the semester, and a financial penalty will also apply.

What is academic probation?

A student will be placed on academic probation (officially noted on the transcript) when the grade point ratio falls below 2.0 for the semester or overall GPA. Probation status continues until both the semester grade point ratio and the cumulative grade point ratio are above 2.0.

Can parents inquire about a student’s academic progress?

A student’s academic progress is confidential. To speak specifically about a student’s academic portfolio, a FERPA form, signed by the student, must be on file with the Dean of Students office. To protect the student, discussions of a confidential nature must take place in person and will not take place by telephone or email.

How is the grade point average (GPA) calculated?

On the FDU website, enter “GPA Calculator” in the search field to access the easy to use, self-explanatory calculator.

What happens if a student drops below full-time?

Dropping below 12 credits can affect financial aid, on-campus residence, on campus employment, as well as scholarships. International students should pay close attention to status related to their visas.  If a student is considering dropping to part-time status and has financial aid, he/she should discuss his/her status with a financial aid counselor.

Proper Preparation for Study Abroad/Wroxton College

Inform advisors of intention to study abroad or in Wroxton so that the appropriate classes may be designated.

Students typically study in Wroxton the second semester of their sophomore year. Expected graduation may be delayed pending students’ major course requirements and/or course availability.

Wroxton offers courses in literature, history, political science, fine arts, sociology, psychology, communications, and University core.

Students may take between 15 and 18 credits while studying at Wroxton.

For more information, stop by the Wroxton College/Study Abroad Office in the basement of the Mansion and speak with Brian Swanzey.


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Prospective Students:

For more information contact:

Silberman College of Business
Undergraduate Services Office

Janette Shurdom
Assistant Dean Undergraduate Programs & Student Services
(V) 201-692-2135
(F) 201-692-7209

Current Students:

For information or questions regarding your program please contact the advisor on your campus:

Florham Campus
Center for Business Students-Advising Office
The Mansion, First Floor, room 6
(V) 973-443-8800
(F) 973-443-8808

Jennifer Page
Advising Counselor
Janet Rapisardi
Advising Counselor
Linda Salavarria
Advising Counselor

Metropolitan Campus
Academic Advisement Center
Robison Hall, Room 30
(V) 201-692-2339
(F) 201-692-2233

Rachel D. Murphy