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Academic Advising

CCAC provides academic advising services to new and returning students. Once new students have applied to the College, submitted high school and college transcripts (if applicable) and taken any necessary placement tests, new students will meet with an academic advisor. Students are encouraged to work with academic advisors throughout their educational experience at CCAC.

NOTICE: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Registration/Advising services will be available remotely. All are welcome to take advantage of Virtual Advising to meet online with an academic advisor to discuss your academic plan or register for classes.

Do you have questions or require assistance with Academic Advisement?

To schedule classes, make adjustments to a schedule, apply for graduation or change a major:

NEW HOURS! VIRTUAL ADVISING CHAT!

Academic Advisors are now available Monday-Thursday from 8am-7pm and Fridays from 8am-4:30pm for the open Virtual Advising Chat sessions to assist students in registering for fall classes.  If you would like to complete a change of major or ask questions, please email advising@ccac.edu.

If you have not already completed an application for admissions and been admitted to the college, please click here to create an account and complete your application.

For questions about the Advising Chat, please contact Donna Williamson, dwilliamson3@ccac.edu or Mara Barekzai, mbarekzai@ccac.edu.

VISITING STUDENTS:  Accelerate your progress towards a four-year degree at another institution, you may be able to register without the assistance of a virtual advisor. Please go to the visiting student registration page  for more details.

The Advisement Process

At the first meeting, the advisor will review the student's application for admission, placement test scores and transcripts from previous institutions.

During this meeting, the advisor will determine the student's educational background, discuss the student's educational goals and plan how the College can help the student to achieve these goals in the shortest possible time.

The advisor will explain the placement test results and what they mean to the student's future studies. In some cases, the advisor may recommend that the student re-test in a subject area.

The academic advisor will help the student to develop an educational plan that may include defining a career or identifying a four-year college or university for transfer. For students who are not yet focused on either a career or transfer school, the advisor can recommend other college services.

The academic advisor will explain the requirements of the program the student has chosen. This may be a transfer program that leads to a four-year degree at a transfer school. Or the program may be more career directed and prepare the student for employment right after graduation.

Graduation Checksheets for most CCAC academic programs can be printed. The academic advisor will explain advanced standing practices and can help the student to receive credit from coursework taken at another institution, from the military or through AP examinations.

Academic advisors are available throughout the year to help students with events that occur further along in the term. For example, a student may need to change a class during the first week of the term, discuss his or her academic progress, change his or her program, investigate possible credit through CLEP, follow-up on transfer credit, plan for future terms or apply for graduation.