What is advising?
Advisors guide you through the enrollment process, give you additional educational information, and are a key element to your success. During your first visit, we will help you review your assessment, select appropriate courses, review degree/certificate requirements, and identify resources to help you achieve your educational goals. Through regular contact with an academic advisor, we assist you in planning educational goals, completing degrees, and achieving successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities.We can help you each step of the way -- from getting started though graduation, transfer and anywhere in-between.
What should I bring with me when I see an advisor?
For your first visit, it is helpful if you can bring either your ACT/SAT or Accuplacer Test scores if taken within the last 5 years and/or your unofficial transcripts from other colleges you have attended if you have them. Many colleges allow you to print transcripts from their websites if you don’t have them. Unofficial transcripts can be used in advising, to meet course prerequisites, and to get registered. Official transcripts must be sent to CCA directly from the college(s) you attended in order to grant you transfer credit for courses taken.
What should I expect from my advisor?
Advisors work to assist and empower students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and life goals rests with the individual student. Advisors assist by helping to identify and assess alternatives and the consequences of decisions.
What is the difference between an AA, AS, AGS, AAS and a certificate program
Credit for Prior Learning
Students may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning. Prior Learning is a non-college or experiance-based learning that has been attained outside the sponsorship of an accreditied postsecondary education institutions. For additional information about Credit for Prior Learning please vist: http://www.ccaurora.edu/MyCCA/Advisor/guidelines_for_Credit_for_Prior_Learning.pdf
Advisors are available by appointment and on a drop-in basis Monday-Thursday, 8:00a.m. - 5:30p.m., and Fridays, 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. at the CentreTech campus, administration building, room A-102, or Monday-Thursday, 8:30a.m. - 5:30pm, and Fridays, 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. at the Lowry Campus West quad. Extended hours during registration may also be available. Check the Semester Schedule of Classes for dates and times.
To make an appointment with an advisor at the CentreTech Campus, go to the following link:
To make an appointment with an advisor at the Lowry Campus, go to the following link:
How to contact us
Advising is always open via email. Contact an advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org for general advising questions. You can expect a response within 1 business day. Military and veterans should send email to email@example.com and international students should send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can reach us by phone at (303)360-4700.