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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 and Hours

New students are encouraged to make an advising appointment by calling 410-777-2307 as soon as they have applied and been properly assessed. Current students should log into MyAACC and schedule an appointment using Oasis.

Arnold

101 College Parkway
Student Services Center, Second Floor (directions)
Appointments typicall required.

APPOINTMENT HOURS
(February-June and September- November)

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

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


DROP-IN HOURS

Saturday
9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

On Saturdays advisors are available to assist students on a drop-in basis with urgent academic issues only. Advising is closed Saturdays in June.


PEAK ADVISING MONTHS
(January, July, August and December)

During the busiest registration months, advisors are available Monday through Friday to assist students on a walk-in basis.

Closing time is extented to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday in January and August.

Note: If you need comprehensive academic and transfer planning, you are strongly encouraged to schedule a weekday appointment when available.  For drop-ins it is best to arrive as early in the day as possible, as wait time increases throughout the day.  Be sure to arrive two hours prior to closing to guarantee your time with an advisor.

Arundel Mills

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

Appointments are always required. Currently registered credit students may log in to MyAACC and schedule through Oasis. 

Glen Burnie Town Center

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

Appointments are alway required. Currently registered credit students may log in to MyAACC and schedule through Oasis.

Fort Meade

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

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 day pass.  See AACC locations for more information. 

Appointments are always required.

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.

Text Us!

at 410-777-1212

Advising Appointments

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

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