The Difference between Counselors and Advisors
The Counseling Center offers a variety of culturally sensitive services to both day and evening students to assist them in successfully pursuing their educational goals; career, personal and educational counseling are also provided. Career assessment is available for a nominal fee. When appropriate, the Counseling Center makes outside community referrals based on student need. The Counseling Center also offers many personal development courses to assist students with their academic and personal success. For more information, see the Counseling Center web site at http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/counseling.
A Counselor can assist you:
- in the decision making process
- if you are unsure or undecided about career goals
- if you are unsure or undecided about education goals
- with personal problems that may be interfering with your studies or work
- in coping with crises situation
- help balance the roles of student, parent, spouse and/or employee by teaching you how to prepare, relax and visualize successful test scenarios to relieve test anxiety
- All GCC students are eligible to use counseling services.
- There is no charge for the service.
- Specific counselors are available by appointment.
- The counselor/student relationship is confidential (except when the student intends to do personal harm, or harm to others).
Advisors are located in the Enrollment Center.
An advisor can assist you with:
- general admission info
- evaluating assessment scores
- creating an educational plan
- transfer information
- graduation requirements at Glendale Community College or universities
- information on various degrees and certificates
- course placement, selecting appropriate classes for degree, transfer or general interest
- assist with financial aid related paperwork such as restricted course lists (RCL's), consortium agreements
- provide signatures on Advisement related forms such as petition to graduate, drop/add, overload signatures, and bio waivers, etc. if needed