Academic Advising

Spring 2023 Important Dates

January 4th Faculty advisors return to campus. 
Payment Deadline (3pm) for any classes registered prior to January 4th.
Registration temporarily closes at 2:30pm.
January 5th Registration reopens. 
Open Registration on campus from 8am – 7pm.
January 6th Open Registration on campus from 8am – 2:30pm.
Payment Deadline (3pm) for any classes registered after January 4th. 
January 9th Spring 2023 classes begin!
Drop/Add Period begins – Contact a Dean or Department Head to make adjustments to your schedule. 
January 12th Last day of the Drop/Add Period.
January 16th MLK Holiday – College Closed
February 6th 12-week classes begin.


Academic Advising Mission 

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.

What is 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.

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”, and HyFlex 

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

Section Suffix Legend

Ever wonder what the letters mean at the end of the section code? For example, MAT 152-04EC. Check out the Section Suffix Legend to read the description for each letter. 

Semester Planning Worksheet (Word)

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