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, registration 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 expected to utilize one of several ways listed below to register for classes.
  • Drop-in Sessions
    • Students in on campus programs or that 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. 
  • E-mail:
    • 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, or in online programs.
  • Individual Appointments:
    • 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.
    • Individual appointments 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 all cases, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss behavioral changes and to design a plan to improve academic performance.
    • Although individual appointments are typically reserved for new and APS students, any student can contact their advisor to request an appointment.
  • Office Hours:
    • These sessions are available to students based on designated times reserved by advisors for seeing students on a walk-in basis.  The key to a successful visit using this option is to know the designated times. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the student to email their advisor to find out when the advisor has reserved time for office hours. Students who visit during office hours are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Students can monitor their progress towards graduation at any time through StormTrac or seek assistance from their Academic Advisor. Students who are eligible to graduate, must complete an online Application for Graduation. Once your graduation application is submitted, the Student Records Staff will evaluate your eligibility for graduation and notify you by your DCCC email if there are any questions.

Office of Academic Advising

Mendenhall Building, 2nd floor
Davidson Campus

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.

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