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Sometimes you have a very clear goal in mind as well as a vision for your future. Other times you’re uncertain what success will look like, but you still want to reach for it. Helping you find the path that’s right for you is the mission of academic advising. We start by helping you identify your academic and life goals – a vision for your future – and then we work backward from that long-term vision to plan the steps needed to bring it to life. If you’re new to AACC, one of our group advising sessions might be just what you need. If you’re already a student, touch base with an advisor any time your academic goals change or if you just would like confirmation that you’re on track.


Advising Locations

New students are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 410-777-2307 as soon as they have applied and have been properly assessed. Current students should log in to MyAACC and schedule an appointment through OASIS. See walk-in hours below for the Arnold campus only.

ARNOLD

Student Services Center, Second Floor (directions)
410-777-2307

Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 7 p.m. in January and August)

Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Saturday
9 a.m-1 p.m. (closed Saturdays in June)

Walk-in appointments are accommodated during peak advising times; however, be prepared to wait and arrive two hours prior to closing to ensure you will be seen. Walk-in appointments are allowed:

  • February-May (Wednesday and Saturday).
  • June-August (Monday-Saturday). 
  • September-November (Wednesday and Saturday).
  • December-January (Monday-Saturday).

ARUNDEL MILLS

7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Room 105 (directions)
410-777-1905

Appointments required. Currently registered credit students may log in to MyAACC or call 410-777-1905.  

GLEN BURNIE TOWN CENTER

101 Crain Highway North, Room 217 (directions)
410-777-2945

Appointments required. Currently registered credit students may log in to MyAACC or call 410-777-2945.

FORT MEADE

2474 Ernie Pyle Street (directions)
410-777-1470

Appointments required- call 410-777-1470.


Preparing for an Advising Session

New Students - Bring Placement Information

If you have not already sent AACC's Office of Records and Registration your placement scores and transcripts, bring copies with you. If you've taken placement tests at AACC, the advisor will be able to access your scores.

Returning Students - Evaluate Your Program Progress

  1. Log on to MyAACC.
  2. Select Self Services from the Menu tab.
  3. Select Credit Students > Academic Profi­le > Evaluate Program Progress.
  4. Select your active program and submit, or “What if I changed my program of study?” to see what credits you would have left to complete an alternate program of study.

Come Prepared to Discuss Your Goals

Consider these questions in advance so that your advisor can help you research the type of degree or certificate that is required; help you decide if you will need to transfer to a four-year institution; help you determine which AACC program of study will best prepare you; and then which courses you should consider next.

  • What is your long-range career goal?
  • Do you plan to transfer to a four-year institution? If so, which ones are you considering?
  • What is your program of study at AACC? Not sure, see undeclared student info below.
  • Do you intend to be a full-time or part-time student?
  • Do you prefer online or traditional format (face-to-face) classes?

Arrive On Time and Bring the Following

  • A printed copy of your program progress evaluation.
  • A photo ID.
  • Your AACC ID number- found on the back of your AACC ID card and in the Academic Profile section of your MyAACC account. If you are unable to locate your ID number, stop by the Information Desk in the Student Services Center before you arrive.

Undeclared?

Degree-seeking students must declare their program of study (major) after completing 24 credits. This helps us help you stay on track, and make sure the time you spend in class is maximized in meeting your academic goals. Not sure what to declare? Sometimes trying things and learning what doesn’t interest you is as important and finding things that do.

Tips to Finding your Area of Interest

  • Browse Programs and Courses.
  • Take electives in areas you might be interested in within your first 24 credits.
  • Attend workshops designed to help you decide on a major and career such as "Choosing a Major that Fits Your Personality" and "Help! I'm Still Undecided."
  • Register for Career Development and Assessment (PSY 100), a 3-credit course.
  • Learn about the job market and employment trends through the Maryland Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, this handy guide or Career Coach.
  • Get work experience.
  • Apply for an internship
  • Talk to other students pursuing studies that interest you.
  • Talk to faculty and advisors within your school or department of interest.
  • Talk to friends and neighbors currently employed in the areas you are considering

Questions?

We’re here to help.

Advising Appointments

Current students should visit MyAACC and then select Menu > Self Services > OASIS.

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