How to find your advisor
Go to the CCCC portal, login and select Aviso. You will find your advisor on your Aviso Profile page.
First meeting with your advisor
When you meet your advisor for the first time, don't expect to talk about your classes next semester. Your advisor will want to get to know you and make sure that he or she is aware of your goals, challenges, and needs.
Before you meet with your advisor, you should:
- Be prepared to discuss your career and academic goals and plans
- Be prepared to talk about your experience in your courses
- Make a list of questions or concerns you have
- Find your program, and then review the Curriculum Guide for your program to review the degree requirements.
- Print and complete this advisee information sheet and send it to your advisor prior to your meeting.
Future meetings with your advisor
After your initial meeting with your advisor, your advisor will likely want to discuss these topics and more at future appointments.
- Academic planning: this is a very important element of success. Completing an academic plan will help you and your advisor track your progress.
- Do you have a financial plan in place to pay for college and manage your expenses while you are a student?
- Your career and life goals.
- Your course progress, what are you learning?
- Resources you may want to use.
- Your class schedule for next semester.
- Your class load, how many classes a semester can you successfully manage?
- Required classes for your program.
- Electives you might wish to take.
- Your goal date for graduation and whether or not you are progressing at the rate you need to meet your goal
- Other program requirements, like internships, clinicals, and the like.
About to graduate?
- Since you may be close to graduating, it is especially important to meet with your advisor in the term PRIOR to your expected graduation if at all possible. Your advisor can confirm that all graduation requirements will be met.
- If you are planning on getting a job after completing your program requirements, you may want to contact the CCCC Career Center about local job opportunities and resume preparation.
- If you are planning to transfer, you need to work with your advisor on your transfer application(s). Be especially aware of application deadlines!
- Make sure you complete your graduation application and get your advisor to sign it.
Thinking of changing your program?
- Sometimes students discover that a program they have selected is not quite what they wanted or perhaps other circumstances necessitate switching to a different program.
- If you are looking to explore some other options, you may want to take the Embark assessment (which shows you your match for other CCCC programs), visit the Career Center, and speak with your Admissions Counselor. Your Admissions Counselor can help you understand if there are financial aid implications for changing, how close you are to finishing your program, and how much of your current program can be applied to a new program.
- Your Admissions Counselor can assist you with the Program Change process. You do have to have your program change recorded so you can be assigned a new Admissions Counselor if necessary and to ensure that all of your courses meet financial aid requirements.