Advising vs. Counseling
From your first class selection through graduation, academic advisors will help you map an academic plan. Advisors are located in the Enrollment Center. Nursing program advisors are located in the Life Science (LS) building.
New degree-seeking students are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in classes. We recommend that all students meet with an advisor prior to the start of each semester.
An advisor will help you:
• Navigate the admissions process.
• Find a degree or certificate program.
• Assist with financial aid related paperwork.
• Evaluate assessment scores and choose classes.
• Enroll in the First Year Experience (for new students).
• Complete advisement forms (drop/add, overload signatures).
• Fulfill graduation requirements.
• Transfer to a university.
Counselors, located in the Career & Counseling Center, offer academic and personal development services and can recommend additional resources in the community. All GCC students are eligible to use counseling services.
A counselor will help you you:
• Conduct career assessment and set academic goals.
• Cope with personal problems.
• Cope with a crises situation.
• Balance your multiple roles (student, parent, spouse, etc.).
• Overcome test anxiety.
• Create a resume and prepare for interviews.