Guided Pathways Advising FAQ

What is Guided Pathways Advising?

All Connecticut community college students, from initial registration to completion, are supported by Guided Pathways (GP) Advisors to establish academic and career goals, and receive proactive and individualized academic and holistic supports that result in the timely and equitable completion of credentials that lead to employment, transfer and family sustainable wages.

Guided Pathways Advising is a dynamic student-centered holistic approach grounded in student development and learning. GP Advisors align advising practices with the diverse and unique needs of each individual student in their caseload. GP Advisors advise, advocate, mentor, support and coach their caseload to reach their individual goals.

Who is my Guided Pathways Advisor?

Visit Degree Works by logging in to myCTState and select Degree Works under Student Self-Service. Your Guided Pathways Advisor will be listed at the top of the page. If you cannot locate your advisor, contact the Guided Pathways Advising office at or 860-512-3320.

How do I make an appointment with my Guided Pathways (GP) Advisor?

Your GP Advisor regularly reaches out to you through your student email with direct links to book an appointment on campus or virtually. To access your email account, log-in to myCTState and look for “College Email.” If you cannot find any emails from your advisor, please reach out to

How do I connect with my Faculty Advisor?

Visit Degree Works by logging in to myCTState and select Degree Works under Student Self-Service. If you have an assigned Faculty Advisor, they will be listed at the top of the page. You can use the Employee Directory to find their contact information.

What is the difference between my Faculty Advisor or Program Coordinator and my Guided Pathways Advisor?

GP Advisors work out of the Guided Pathways Advising office and provide holistic support to enrolled students from the point of registration to graduation. Faculty Advisors and Program Coordinators support students in their areas of study, providing information and opportunities associated with the student’s specific degree path and related careers. We encourage students to develop relationships with both their GP Advisor and their Faculty Advisor or Program Coordinator, so they are able to expand their network of support and expertise in their field of interest.

How do I register for courses?

New students must meet with an advisor prior to registering. Continuing students who have already met with their GP Advisor and determined their courses for the next semester can register independently through myCTState. View step-by-step instructions for class registration.

I have a hold on my account. How do I get it removed?

  • MMRV and Admissions holds: Admissions has placed a hold on your account due to missing documentation. Please follow up with Admissions to submit your documents and remove the hold to allow for registration. They can be reached at or 860-512-3210.
  • SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) hold: An appointment with your Guided Pathways Advisor is required to determine a plan of action that will give you the best chance of receiving financial aid and being in good academic standing. Once this plan is in place, the hold can be removed. Please schedule an appointment with your GP Advisor to discuss your academic status.
  • Accounts Receivable hold: This hold indicates that you owe a balance to the school. Students must follow up with the Bursar for further assistance.

How do I get my official transcript sent to another college?

The Registrar’s office is responsible for maintaining student records and course data. Request a transcript.

I have questions about general program requirements and/or course pre-requisites.

Please access the course catalog. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your GP Advisor.

I am not sure what I would like to major in. Where do I start?

FOCUS 2 is a free online tool that helps you explore major and career options that best fit you. After completing the assessments, your GP Advisor can review your results and discuss various programs of study and major options. Learn more about FOCUS 2 

Am I eligible for graduation?

Please schedule an appointment with your GP Advisor to review your degree evaluation. As a reminder, here are the graduation application deadlines.