Preparing for Advising Sessions
Important Advising Sign-In Requirement for Current Students/Recent Applicants
An AACC ID# is required to sign in for your advising session. Social Security numbers are not accepted. You can locate your AACC ID#:
- On your college correspondence (schedule/bill/letters).
- On the back of your AACC-issued ID card.
- In your Academic Profile via your MyAACC account.
If you are unable to locate your AACC ID#, Information Desk staff in the Student Services Center Building, first floor, are available to assist you.
How do I prepare for my advising session?
Most long term educational plans are based on future career plans. Once the advisor knows what you want to be, they can help you research the type of degree or certificate required, help you decide if you will need to transfer on to four-year institution, help you determine which AACC program of study will best prepare you, and then which courses you should consider next. To assist the advisor, please come prepared with answers to the following questions:
- What is your long range career goal?
- Do you plan to transfer to a four-year institution?
- If yes, which one?
- What is your program of study at AACC?
- What progress have you made in the completion of your AACC program of study?
- Do you intend to be a full-time or part-time student?
- Do you plan to take online or traditional format classes?
For help in answering these questions, visit:
- Undeclared Student Information
- Career Services
- Exploring Majors
- Transfer Services
- Virtual Campus
- Distance Learner Advising Services
- Program Evaluations PDF
It is the student’s responsibility to decide how many courses to take from the list provided, to construct a schedule, and to properly register.
The next advising session should occur by appointment, preferably with the student’s caseload advisor.PDF At this and future advising sessions, students will learn about the various steps in the educational planning process, how to use resources to make sound educational decisions, and how to monitor academic progress and conduct college business online via MyAACC.
Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor early each term to plan for the subsequent term. Students should also meet with their advisor at the first hint of academic difficulty or when they need help understanding college policies.
Students who receive email communications from faculty about their performance or attendance should meet with an advisor to discuss faculty concerns and recommendations. The Faculty Referral System is designed to give students frequent and timely notification of faculty concerns.