Academic Advising


ACC advisors teach students to make educational choices to achieve their academic potential and to be full participants in the college’s mission of advancing our diverse population and empowering lifelong learners to succeed as global citizens.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is a collaborative process in which the student and advisor work together to ensure that the student is on track towards their educational and career goals. An academic advisor can assist students by confirming that their program of study aligns with their career goals, empowering students to make the best academic decisions for their unique situation, discussing the course options within a program of study, assisting with course registration and verifying that the student is on track for degree completion.

New and Returning Students

If you are pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate program, you are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to the college. Your academic advisor is an instructor within your designated program. It is very important to meet with your advisor before registering for courses each semester and throughout your program at ACC.

Find Your Academic Advisor

You can find your assigned advisor and their contact information by following these steps:

  • Log in to Self-Service 
  • Select “Student Planning”
  • Select “Go To Plan & Schedule”
  • Click on the Advising tab. This will list your advisor’s name and email contact information.

Additionally, you may search for full-time staff and faculty contact information in the ACC Staff Directory.

Having trouble reaching your advisor? Submit an Academic Advising Request Form.

Fall 2022 Important Dates

Aug 8th No campus registration. Self-Service registration closes at 2:30pm. Payment deadline at 3pm. Oct 26th Priority registration opens for currently enrolled students with 30+ completed credit hours, veterans, MMSI, and TRiO students.
Aug 9th Self-Service registration reopens. Oct 28th Priority registration opens for currently enrolled, degree-seeking students with less than 30 completed credit hours.
Aug 11th Open registration on campus 8am – 7pm. Nov 4th Registration opens for new students and non-degree seeking students. 
Aug 12th Open registration on campus 8am – 2:30pm. Registration closes at 2:30pm. Payment deadline at 3pm. Nov 18th Last day to drop with a WP for 16-week classes.
Aug 15th Fall semester begins! Nov 23rd – 27th Thanksgiving Break!
Aug 15th – 18th Drop/Add period – see a Dean or Dept. Head to drop/add a course. Dec 1st Last day to drop with a WP for 12-week classes.
Sept 28th Last day to drop with a WP for 1st 8-week classes. Dec 5th Last day to drop with a WP for 2nd 8-week classes.
Oct 3rd Spring 2023 schedule available to view in Self-Service. Make an appointment with your advisor! Dec 5th Last day to apply for fall graduation.
Oct 11th – 15th Fall Break! Dec 12th – 17th Final Exams. Check your syllabus for the date.


New Student Resources

Click here for helpful videos on getting started with ACCess email and Self Service.

Advising Resources

What Can My Advisor Help With? (PDF) 

This document explains the difference between advising and registration to help you better understand the benefits of academic advising and make the most of it.

Course Types – In Person, Online, Hybrid, Online “Live” 

What is the difference between an In Person course, Online course and a Hybrid course? Find out here!

Semester Planning Worksheet (Word)

This document will aid in mapping out course progression semester by semester.