Academic Advising is required for new, first-time students and optional for current and returning students. All new students complete an on-line pre-advising session to learn about navigating their first semester at Carroll and developing an educational plan. Beyond a student's first semester at the college, advisors are available on a walk-in basis in the Advising and Transfer Center to assist students with the registration process, transfer planning, declaring a major and more.
In order to assist students in determining a viable pathway towards the associate’s degree, the College has developed Academic Program Plan Templates for students on the 2, 3, 4 and 6 year tracks according to major. As you review these templates, it is important to recognize that in each case, the plans present an ideal scenario for a college-ready student. Transitional coursework and in some cases, certain higher level math and science prerequisites must be taken prior to the coursework outlined in the Academic Program Plan Templates. For a customized degree plan, consult with an academic advisor.
The office also serves as a resource for students who experience academic difficulty. All students who are on academic probation are required to see their assigned probation advisor prior to registering, for planning purposes and for tips for classroom success. If a student is having difficulty with personal issues, he or she can also seek assistance from the office for counseling referrals in the community.