Advising

Advising

BRCC advisors are here to help students reach their educational and career goals. Advisors are available to guide students through degree completion by helping them understand college policies and procedures, navigate degree requirements, set career and academic goals, and select courses. Advisors are also an excellent resource for finding information and other services at BRCC that can assist students with achieving their educational goals. Academic advising at BRCC is available from two sources: First Year Advising and Faculty Advisors.

First Year Advising

First Year advising is recommended for new students, students with less than 30 college credit hours, students undecided on majors, and students transferring in with less than 15 earned college credit hours.

During this time, the First Year Advisors are working with students remotely via phone, email and zoom appointments. To access First Year Advising services, select one of these options:

·         Visit the Virtual Student Center in Canvas. If you do not currently have access to the Virtual Student Center, use this link to request access: Virtual Student Center

·         Email advisingservices@mybrcc.edu

·         Schedule a First Year Advising appointment: Advising Appointment

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advising is recommended for students with 30 or more college credit hours, transfer students with more than 15 earned college credit hours, and students nearing graduation. Faculty advisors are an important and valuable resource to students, and they are able to assist students with course selection, creating academic plans, and identifying and setting educational and career goals.

During this time, faculty advisors are working with students remotely via phone, email and zoom. To access a listing of Faculty Advisors based on majors:

·         Visit the Virtual Student Center in Canvas. If you do not currently have access to the Virtual Student Center, use this link to request access: Virtual Student Center

·         Request a Faculty: Advising Appointment

·         Visit the Faculty advising pages

Preparing for Advising Appointments

In order to make the most of your advising time, take these steps:
 
DegreeWorks:
Check your DegreeWorks program plan in LOLA, and review your program plan.  You can use DegreeWorks to get an idea of the courses you need, you can change your degree plan, or use the plan ahead feature.  By using DegreeWorks prior to your advising session, you will be able to have your questions ready in advance and get a better understanding of where you are in your academic plan.
 
Testing
Did you submit your placement test scores?  If not, send your scores to: brccadmissions@mybrcc.edu
 
You don't have placement test scores such as ACT/SAT, Accuplacer? Then, take the Self-Placement Survey or Accuplacer Exam by visiting https://www.mybrcc.edu/testingcenter/placement.php
 
Override Requests

Students requesting an override for a course where the prerequisites have already been met at a prior institution can submit the request online: override documentation


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