Academic Advising Registration Overview
Registration is the process by which students meet or communicate with their advisor to discuss courses they plan to take during a semester. Planning for registration is based on a student’s major and the educational plan or pathway associated with it. If a major has been selected, the educational plan is developed during the first meeting with the advisor. During subsequent semesters, self- registration is encouraged however, it cannot occur until the schedule is approved by the advisor and the advising hold is released, therefore:
- Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to register for courses that lead to the completion of their educational plan.
- Students are increasingly expected to demonstrate greater proficiency with educational planning and using StormTrac (Web Advisor).
- Students are expected to utilize one of several ways listed below to register for classes.
- Drop-in Sessions
- Students who want register early for classes and prefer immediate face to face feedback from their advisor can attend one of several drop-in sessions offered during the registration period. The dates and times for drop-in sessions are provided in an e-mail sent by the advisor to their advisees. Students are expected to bring a written proposed schedule to the session for the advisor to review. After obtaining advisor approval, the student can register for classes.
- Students can also submit via e-mail a proposed schedule to their advisor. Please note that during the registration period advisors receive numerous e-mails from their advisees. E-mails are responded to on a first come first serve basis. After the proposed schedule is reviewed and approved, the advisor will send a reply and students can register for classes. E-mail advising is reserved for students in good academic standing.
- Face to face Sessions:
- These sessions are reserved primarily for new students and those who are on academic alert, probation, or suspension (APS). All new students are required to meet with an academic advisor after being admitted to DCCC. During the first meeting, the advisor will discuss with the student their educational aspirations as well as other factors related to degree attainment. The first session will also include the advisor and student outlining an educational plan based on the student’s major or career aspirations.
- Face to face sessions are also required for students who are experiencing academic difficulty, which may have resulted in their being placed on academic alert, probation, or suspension (APS). Each category requires that the student meet with their advisor. If the student has been suspended, before being re-admitted, they are required to meet with other College officials as well. In both cases, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss behavioral changes and to design a plan to improve academic performance.
- Although face to face sessions are typically reserved for new and APS students, any student can request an appointment with their advisor for a face to face session.
- Walk-in Sessions:
- These sessions are available to students based on designated times reserved by advisors for walk-in meetings and students needing to speak with an advisor. The key to a successful visit using this option is to know the designated walk-in times. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the student to call the office to find out when the advisor has reserved time for walk-ins. Students who walk-in are seen on a first come first serve basis.
Students can monitor their progress towards graduation at any time through StormTrac. Prior to graduating, students must submit an application packet for graduation. The application can be obtained from the College’s website and should be accompanied by a copy of the student’s program evaluation. Once completed to the document should be submitted for review to the Office of Records and Registration
Office of Academic Advising
Mendenhall Building, 2nd Floor
Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All students have been assigned an Academic Advisor, who is located in the Mendenhall Building, Student Success Center.