Academic Advising

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NTCC offers students guidance on course selection and academic goal planning through academic advising services.  Review the resources below to learn more about meeting with an advisor.

New Student Advising

Upon entry into NTCC, students may visit the Student Affairs office to meet with a staff member to discuss enrollment related questions.  Though not required, student are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation to learn more about the college, meet faculty and staff, and receive advising support related to enrollment.

Some of the topics typically addressed during new student advising include:

  • Program of Study (major) selection
  • Course registration support
  • Study policy and procedure guidance
  • Course placement testing

Faculty Advising

By the mid-term of a student's first semester at NTCC, a program-specific faculty advisor will be assigned.  Some of the common topics faculty advisors review with students include:

  • Academic goal planning
  • Review degree/credential progress (degree audit)
  • Course selection for future terms
  • Check-in on progress within current courses

Review the guide for locating your assigned faculty advisor in LoLA:  How to Find your Faculty Advisor.

Advising Week

Each fall and spring semester, Advising Week is promoted as an opportunity for students to meet with their assigned faculty advisor to discuss their current course schedule, check-in on academic goal progress, and plan courses for the next term.  Advising Week coincides with the last day to withdraw and the opening of registration for the next semester.

Questions about advising?  Visit the Student Affairs Office at your NTCC Campus or email