Academic Advising Process
Important New Advising Sign-In Requirement for Current Students/Recent Applicants
AACC-issued student ID numbers are required to sign in for your advising session. Social Security numbers/partial Social Security numbers cannot be accepted. You can locate your student ID number:
- On your college correspondence (schedule/bill/letters).
- On the back of your AACC-issued student ID card.
- In your Academic Profile via your MyAACC account.
If you are unable to locate your student ID number, the first floor Information Desk will assist you.
What is the academic advising process at AACC?
AACC uses a developmental model of advising. The goal of the developmental advising process is to help students learn how to make sound educational decisions enabling them to be self-directed and well prepared to navigate systems at four-year institutions, future places of employment and beyond.
The first advising session typically occurs once admission, testing, and official evaluation of transfer credits from other institutions have been completed. Depending on the time of year, an appointment may be required.
During registration cycles, the focus of the advising session is on the registration process. The advisor will ask the student specific questions about their future plans (major, transfer school, time commitments, etc.) and, based on the information offered, will provide the student with a list of courses to choose from for the upcoming term.
Because student input drives educational decision making it is important for students to prepare for advising sessions.