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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 a new student you are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 410-777-2307 as soon as you have applied and have been properly assessed. 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 and Hours

Arnold

101 College Parkway
Student Services Center, Second Floor (directions)

Appointments required*

*Registration Rally!  April 17- 26 no appointment is needed, drop in to select your fall courses and get registered early!  Please arrive two hours before closing time to ensure that you will be seen.

Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Currently registered credit students may schedule an appointment online through MyAACC: Menu > Self Services > OASIS. 

New students please call 410-777-2307.

Arundel Mills

7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (directions)
Room 105
410-777-2010

Appointments are always required.*

*Registration Rally!  April 17, 18, 22 & 23; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., no appointment is needed, drop in to select your fall courses and get registered early!  Please arrive two hours before closing time to ensure that you will be seen.

Currently registered credit students may schedule an appointment online through MyAACC: Menu > Self Services > OASIS.  

New students please call 410-777-2010.

Glen Burnie Town Center

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

Appointments are always required.*

*Registration Rally!  April 23, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., no appointment is needed, drop in to select your fall courses and get registered early!  Please arrive two hours before closing time to ensure that you will be seen.

Currently registered credit students may schedule an appointment online through MyAACC: Menu > Self Services > OASIS. 

New students please call 410-777-2945.

Fort Meade

2474 Ernie Pyle Street (directions)
AACC Fort Meade Army Education Center
410-777-1470

Appointments are always required.

Nonmilitary students who wish to use the services at Fort Meade must enter the base via the entrance at Reece Road and Route 175 to obtain a visitor's day pass.  See AACC locations for more information. 

Early College Access Program (ECAP) and Gifted and Talented Program

Students enrolled in the Early College Access Program (ECAP) or the Gifted and Talented Program are advised in the Admissions office. Please call 410-777-2246. 

For more information visit Enrolling in ECAP.

International Students

International students who have taken the LOEP exam are advised by the English Language Learning Office located in Glen Burnie. To register for classes visit them at the Glen Burnie Town Center (GBTC) in Room 401 or call 410-777-2901.

If you have not yet applied to AACC, visit International Students admissions to get started.

Preparing for an Advising Session

New Students - Have Your Placement Information

If you have not already sent AACC's Office of Records and Registration your placement scores and transcripts, take 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 the 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 your advisor can help you research the type of degree or certificate 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? If you're not sure, see the undeclared student information 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 Have 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 as 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," "Evaluating Career Options" and "Career and Life Values".
  • 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 employed in your areas of interest.