Guided Pathways Advising

Register for the right courses, build your schedule and review your academic plan.

Welcome to Guided Pathways (GP) Advising at CT State Manchester! From acceptance through graduation our GP Advisors are here to assist you with your needs and to support your academic and personal success.

Schedule a Meeting

Prior to meeting with an Guided Pathways (GP) Advisor, please ensure placement documents and transcripts are on file with the Admissions office.  This will ensure you receive the best advising experience.  Without placement information and/or transfer credits in the system, the GP Advising team will be limited in how they can assist you.

GP Advisors can meet with:

Please review the required enrollment steps at the links above.

Are you a prospective student who is interested in attending CT State Manchester but has not yet applied? Find out more on the Prospective Students page.

To guarantee time with a Guided Pathways (GP) Advisor, please schedule an appointment. Advisors can meet with you in-person, virtually (Webex or MicrosoftTeams) or over the phone. When scheduling your appointment, please clarify which method you would prefer.

Guided Pathways (GP) Advising Office Hours

General office hours starting September 18, 2023

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Drop-In Hours

Drop-in hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-12 noon (no holidays). Check-in at SSC room L-108.

The best way to secure a meeting is to make an appointment, as our drop-in schedule is limited. In addition, even during this timeframe the GP Advising office cannot guarantee same-day service for drop-in students.

Office Closures

We will be closed during holidays observed by the college, as follows below:
Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, 2023
Monday, December 25, 2023

*Office hours outside of the main schedule may occur for special events and/or at specific times on the academic calendar. Updates to the schedule to be reflected on this page as appropriate.

Guided Pathways (GP) Advisors

Stephanie Alicea Kristina Kosnoff
Venica Blythe Amanda Looney-Goetz
Philip Burnham Gina Marchesani
Karen Collin Sarith Munoz-Ramos
Awa Diop Jennifer Natoli
Merril Jones, Jr Tara Tulay
Joe Kapinos Rocio Urtecho


Guided Pathways (GP) Advising Leadership Team

Caridad Rivera, Campus Advising Lead
Cat Carter, Guided Pathways Advisor II/Associate Director
Masio Williams, Guided Pathways Advisor II/Associate Director

Academic Reinstatement Meetings

Students who have academic difficulty, take time off from school, and wish to return, must complete the Academic Standing Appeal form. The form is currently closed and will re-open in October 2023.

Program-Specific Majors

Program Coordinators, Department Chairs and Faculty Advisors (while classes are in session)
In addition to the above options, you can also contact your program coordinator, department chair or faculty advisor by scheduling an individual appointment through email. If you have an assigned Faculty Advisor, they will be listed at the top of your Degree Works page. You can use the Employee Directory to find their contact information.

Other Campus Resources

Academic Support Programs

Whether you need to take a developmental course to improve your skills, need support transitioning to college or both, Manchester has programs designed to help you reach your educational goals. Learn more about Academic Support Programs.

View Your Academic Progress using Degree Works

Use Degree Works to quickly see your progress toward completing a degree or certificate program and provide answers to “What if” scenarios, such as “What if I change my major to the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Business Studies, A.A. because I plan to transfer to Central, Eastern, Southern or Western.” Degree Works produces reports that list the courses you need to take to complete your program. Learn about  Degree Works.

Assess Your Values, Skills and Interests using Focus 2

Use the Focus 2 self-assessment tool to help you choose your area of study and future career.  If you wish to discuss your results, please email Director of Career Services Julie Greene.

Guided Pathways (GP) Advising Contact Information 

Phone: 860-512-3320

Mailing Address:
Great Path, MS #8
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT  06045-1046