Academic Advising

Types of advising for new & current students

Advisors and counselors offer a variety of advising opportunities to help you reach your goals.

GPS for first-time-in-college students

GPS is a mandatory enrollment step for incoming FTIC students. You will review your educational goals, plan how to complete your degree, identify the classes you need, and prepare to register.

GPS exceptions

You don’t need to attend GPS if you:

  • Already have an associate degree or higher.
  • Have 12 or more college credits with 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Are a current or former student.
  • Are a high school student enrolling in a dual credit course.
  • Will be taking ESOL classes.

If one of these applies to you, attend a one-on-one advising session instead.

One-on-one academic advising

Advisors and counselors are available throughout the semester to assist you with any of the following concerns:

  • Academic difficulties
  • College skills
  • University transfer preparation
  • Major and career planning

Advising/counseling sessions are a walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary.

Other types advising

Explore majors and plan for your career

We can help you find a college major and future career that fits your abilities, life goals, and personal traits.

Distance Learning student support

We have specially trained advisors to help Distance Learning students.

Faculty advising specific to your degree and major

ACC professors advise students majoring in their program of study. By contacting your instructional department or division, you can begin receiving expert guidance to select classes, earn your degree, and enter your chosen career field. If you're a general studies major, meet with a Student Services counselor.

Study Abroad

Visit International Programs and schedule an study abroad advising session if you want to travel and learn outside the United States.