Academic Advisement

The focus of academic advisement is to assist the student in progressing toward his/her academic goal and to facilitate the successful and timely completion of program requirements leading to the student’s desired outcome (i.e., Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, or Certificate). Academic advisors also facilitate the student’s transfer to his/her selected senior institution. Academic transfer students are strongly encouraged to obtain Alabama Transfers program guides available online at

Advisor Assignment

Academic Transfer students will see an advisor in the Advising Center prior to registering for classes. Students in Career Technical programs will be assigned an advisor at time of application for admissions. Pre-Nursing students will see an advisor in the Advising Center.  Once accepted to the Nursing Program, a nursing advisor will be assigned. Students with 30 or less earned credit hours are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration each term.

Alabama Transfers Program Guides

Students who plan to transfer into four-year programs of study are strongly encouraged to obtain Alabama Transfers program guides from the Internet ( and to take Alabama Transfers guides with them to their advising appointments. Dated Alabama Transfers guides are important documents which list required and accepted courses for specific programs of study and should be held by students until their four-year institution transfers are complete. Assistance with utilizing the Alabama Transfers system is available in each campus Library/Learning Resource Center.

Program/Advisor Change

Students who wish to make a program of study/major change must complete a Program of Study Change Form. Students who change their program of study/major are required to meet program requirements based on the course catalog in effect at the time.