Academic Advising

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


All advising, counseling, transfer, student retention (academic coaching, probation, suspension, Fresh Start, PASS), and displaced workers programs (WIOA, TAA, VOC REHAB) services can be accessed online using the following features:

  • Regular emails
  • Google Voice (calls with individual advisors/counselors)
  • WebEx (individual connection with advisors/counselors and faculty via Insight)

We are still here to assist you with registering for the right courses, building a balanced schedule and reviewing your academic plan. If you are undecided, we want to connect with you online about your interests and future plans.  For these reasons, we welcome your questions and/or concerns via the listed academic advising options.

Academic Advising Options

Individual Appointments

Individual appointments are focused on more complex advising and/or personal issues. You can schedule an individual online advising appointment by accessing Insight (WebEx) via your myCommNet student account or filling out the contact form.

Please note that you are requesting an appointment, the request is not a confirmation. Please wait until you hear from a staff member and receive a confirmation before coming to the college.

Upcoming Summer/Fall 2021 Registration starts in April 2021
For continuing, returning, veteran and incoming transfer students

General Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences AA/AS
Faculty advising available using Insight (while classes are in session)

Faculty advisors from General Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences AA/AS degree programs are available by appointment, both on-campus and online through WebEx. You can sign-up for an appointment by logging into your myCommnet account and clicking on “Insight for Students”. Please see view the quick YouTube instructional video for more information.

Additional Advising Options for 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-specific coordinator, department chair, or faculty advisor by scheduling an individual appointment through email.  See the directory for contact information.

Let’s Chat
Receive answers online to simple, basic advising questions

For your convenience, you can submit questions to our online chat feature.  Click on the Let’s Chat box on this page.

Useful Resources

Your Academic Progress is Available in 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

Use the Focus 2 self-assessment tool to help you choose your area of study and future career.  You may wish to discuss your results with the Director of Career Services Julie Greene.  She can be reached at

Hours and Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions or if you need assistance.

Hours (Online Only)
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

860-512-3320 (voicemails being retrieved and follow-up calls being made)



Venica Blythe, MEd Teaching and Learning (Educational Assistant)
Awa Diop, MS Candidate  (Educational Assistant)
Maria Koistinen, MSW (Educational Assistant)
Gina Marchesani, MEd (Educational Assistant)
Wanda Reyes-Dawes, MS Counseling (Counselor)
Beverly Schott, MS Reading Education/6th Year Certificate (Educational Assistant)
Robert Turner, LMSW Social Work (Counselor)

PASS Program Staff

Elisa Eaton, BA, Russian Studies/Fine Arts (Educational Assistant)
Joyce Liljedahl, MS Student Development (Educational Assistant)
Jennifer Natoli, MS Bio-Behavioral Science (Educational Assistant)
Michelle Nickerson, MS Counseling (Academic Advisor)