Academic Advising

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

We want to make sure you are registering for the right courses, building a balanced schedule, and reviewing your academic plan. And, if you are undecided, we want to talk with you about your interests and future plans. For these reasons, we provide a variety of academic advising options.

Academic Advising Options

Next Step Advising
For continuing, returning, veteran and incoming transfer students

One-hour group sessions; sign up to make an appointment.

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 or by phone.  See the directory for contact information.

Individual Appointments
Individual appointments are focused on more complex advising and/or personal issues. You can schedule an individual appointment by calling 860-512-3320.  Note that there are limited individual appointments available during the registration cycle from November, 2019 – January 23, 2020.

Walk-in Advising

Walk-in advising is geared toward quick advising issues and/or questions.  The Walk-in schedule for the Spring 2020 semester runs from January 23 through Friday, March 27, 2020:

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

If you are not able to make a Next Step Advising session or schedule an individual appointment, you can chat online with an academic advisor. 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 ransfer: 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.

Location, Hours and Contact Information

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

Student Services Center, SSC L120

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.



Brenda Geitz, MS
Latisha Nielsen, MS, MA
Wanda Reyes-Dawes, MS
Robert Turner, LMSW

Student Retention Services

Sarah Perez, MSW