Student Success Center Online Academic Advising

Students are encouraged to seek advising from program faculty when possible or utilize generalist advising services through the Student Success Center.

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The Student Success Center advising team is available for virtual or on-campus appointments Monday- Friday between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with late night appointments available Wednesday evenings until 7:00pm. The Student Success Center can also accommodate virtual late-night appointments on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 7:00pm by appointment only.

In addition to the Student Success Center, the Student Affairs Division offices are also open until 7pm on Wednesday evenings during the fall 2021 semester with the exception of November 24th, December 22nd and December 29th.

Due to volume of requests, appointment space may be limited. Please consider your options:




For other inquiries, please email our general office at


Why Seek Academic Advising?

Academic Advising is a key component of your success at Gateway Community College. Seeking academic advising each semester will reduce the likelihood of improper course selection and delays in graduation.  

When Should I Make an Appointment?

Continuing and transfer students should meet with an academic advisor each semester to select courses for the upcoming semester.

Fall advising should be done in March or April of the previous semester, and Spring advising should be done in October or November of the previous semester.  A simple way to remember it is time to seek advising is that mid-term exams have begun, or it is half-way into the current semester.

Where Should I Go for Academic Advising?

New Students

New Students should attend a New Student Advising & Registration (NSAR) session. Click on the left hand New Student Advising link for more information.

Transfer & Re-Admit Students

Students should seek their first semester advising from the Student Success Center. Click on the left-hand Transfer and Re-Admit Advising link for more information.

Continuing Students

Continuing students have different options for obtaining academic advising, however the most common places to seek advising are academic program coordinators, department chairs and directors, or generalist/advisors. Students who have selected a program major should seek advising from the academic coordinator or his/her designee. Students who are undecided or exploring several options should seek advising in the Student Success Center. Click on the left-hand Continuing Student Advising link for more information.

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What Happens in Academic Advising?

The advising session includes an interactive dialogue between advisor and advisee and covers a range of topics, such as educational goals, career goals, academic progress, and school-work-family balance. At the conclusion of the session the advisor should recommend a set of courses based on this discussion.