New Student Advising / LAUNCH

LAUNCH: New Student Advising

New Students seeking Advising will first have to complete the mandatory online orientation before scheduling their Academic Planning planning session for the next semester. The Orientation is broken down into three sections and takes no more than 2 hours to complete. You will not be able to save your work in the middle of a section and will therefore need to fully complete at least one section at a time. Consequently, it is very important that you arrange for enough time on your calendar to get through the orientation in its entirety. Once the online Orientation is complete, an Advising Staff Member will reach out to you to schedule an Advising Session based upon your completion of the ACCUPLACER placement test and/or SAT scores.

New Student Orientation and Advising Outcomes:

  • Learn how to navigate the college website
  • Learn about degree and certificate programs offered
  • Identify career options
  • Build schedules from course offerings based upon placement test, AP, or SAT scores
  • Learn how to register for classes online
  • Learn about Degree Works to check academic progress and program requirements
  • Learn important terminology such as prerequisite, co-requisite, parallel, Satisfactory Academic Progress, and cumulative GPA
  • Identify faculty advisors and understand the importance of creating a working relationship with them
  • Identify campus resources and departments such as advising, career services, Center for Academic Progress (CAP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), TEAS testing, counseling, Family Economic Security Program (FESP), financial aid, HCC Foundation, and tutorial services.

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