Our advisors help you explore educational opportunities at FRCC, choose a certificate program or degree path, select your courses and create an academic plan, and much more.
Get Started Advising for New Students
Get Started Advising sessions give new students the scoop on how to succeed. You will learn how to:
- Read the schedule/catalog
- How to choose a major and degree/certificate program
- How to register for the College Opportunity Fund
- How to access eWOLF
- And much more!
See schedule of upcoming Get Started advising sessions.
How to Reach an Advisor
Come to a 15-minute drop-in advising session. Advisors are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose a time during our regular hours that’s convenient for you.
Make an appointment
Scheduled appointments typically last up to 30 minutes. Contact us to book a time. We can also conduct an advising session on the phone if that’s more convenient for you.
Email an advisor
Complete this form for quick answers to general advising questions. We try to respond within 24 hours Monday through Friday.
Preparing for Your Advising Session
We strongly believe in a shared responsibility between you and your academic advisor. Though you are ultimately responsible for the decisions you make as a student, our academic advisors are knowledgeable and available to help answer your questions along the way.
When you meet with your academic advisor, be sure to:
- Provide unofficial transcripts, ACT/SAT scores or Accuplacer® scores from within the last 5 years, if you are a new student to FRCC.
- Bring any documents you completed or reviewed in previous academic advising sessions. This may include catalog or degree worksheets, academic plans, transfer guides, or recommended course suggestions.
- Bring helpful information you have received from faculty or specific transfer information from institutions you may be interested in transferring to.
- Print out, review, and bring a copy of your Degree Check. Degree Check is a useful tool to help you track your progress so you understand how your courses and educational plan are meeting your degree requirements. You can find the Degree Check on the Student tab in eWOLF, along with instructions on how to use the program. If you do not know how to use Degree Check, this also a great question for your academic advising session.