From the 2015-2016 Catalog
Academic Advising is an important component for students to incorporate in their success plan. Each semester new students meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Advisement Center. An advisor discusses with new students their placement test results, which classes to register for in their first semester, the requirements of their chosen major, instructions on how to use the college catalog including specific terminologies, how to build a schedule from the college website, how to complete the registration form, the assignment of a faculty advisor, how to contact a faculty advisor, and when to prepare for the next registration period.
Continuing students are encouraged to see their faculty advisors early in the registration period. For the winter and spring semesters, early advisement/registration begins in November. For the summer and fall semesters, early advisement and registration begins in April. Continuing students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor, set an appointment and meet with their faculty advisor prior to registration. Faculty advisors are not available during the summer months or during holiday intersession. Summer months include June, July, and August. Holiday intersession includes spring break and winter intersession. Continuing students who have not seen their faculty advisor early in the advisement/registration period will need to seek advising in one of two locations in Lafayette Hall, LH-A111 and LH-A108.
The Academic Advisement Center is located in LH- A111. Two full-time academic advisors are available to all students on a walk-in basis. The Counseling Center is located in LH-A108. Four full-time counselors are available to all students by appointment. During peak advisement periods, one month prior to the start of each semester, students are welcome in both the Counseling Center (LH- A108) and the Academic Advisement Center (LH- A111) on a walk-in basis when faculty advisors are not available.
Students seeking information on transferability of coursework and articulation agreements with the four state universities and private colleges in the state of Connecticut can utilize the services of the Transfer Counselor in the Counseling Center (LH-A108).
Successful students are those who plan. Planning requires that students are clear on the requirements of their specific degree, what their short- and long-term goals are, and the knowledge of the student resources available on campus. Students are encouraged to seek advising prior to registration. The Academic Advisement Center, the Counseling Center, and faculty advisors are excellent resources for all students to utilize to enhance their academic success.