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  • Pathways Advisors help you develop your educational plan, choose your major, and select the right courses for your program. They can help you connect with resources you may need within the college or within your community. They can also help you with any transfer questions that you might have.

    We recommend that you meet with your Pathways Advisor each semester to ensure you will complete your certificate and/or degree on time with the classes you need.

    You can make a 30-minute appointment with your Pathways Advisor, for long-term academic planning .

    You can stop by for a quick 15-minute meeting with a drop-in advisor, to address immediate needs.

    Contact the advising office at your campus.

  • Pathways Advisors are available during the day (M-F) at all of our campuses. There are a few ways to meet with an advisor.

    Appointment
    You can schedule a 30-minute appointment in advance to see a Pathways Advisor. At an appointment, you can make in-depth, long-term academic plans for your time at FRCC. Appointments are generally available throughout the year, but may not be available at your campus during our peak registration periods in January and August. To schedule an appointment contact advising at your campus.

    Drop-In Advising
    Drop-in advising is a short 10-15 minute advising session and is for immediate needs only. Wait times vary, and will be longer during January and August. 

    Email
    You can email general questions by submitting this form. You’ll hear back from a Pathways Advisor by the end of the next business day.

  • All new students indicating they are a first-time college student on their FRCC application will automatically have a "New Student Orientation Hold" placed on their account which prevents the student from registering for classes.

    To have the hold removed the student must attend a New Student Orientation session. Learn more about Getting Started, including how to sign up for a session.​

  • Pathways Advisors are available Monday-Friday year round, and we encourage you to come in at least once a semester. 

    • New Students: You will meet with your Pathways Advisor at New Student Orientation. Learn more about Getting Started, including how to sign up for a required New Student Orientation session.
    • Continuing Students: We recommend that you make an appointment to meet with your Pathways Advisor well before registration opens, so you have adequate time to plan for future semesters.
      • Summer and fall registration opens in April.
      • Spring registration opens in November.

    If you meet with your Pathways Advisor early, you will be ready to register when your registration window opens, which will give you the greatest selection of classes!

  • The TRIO Student Support Services program at the FRCC Westminster Campus serves students from first-generation, low income backgrounds, and students with documented disabilities. Learn more.

    Students who are accepted into this program will receive:

    • Help with course selection
    • Development of a graduation/ transfer plan
    • Assistance completing FAFSA
    • Scholarships search
    • Career counseling
    • Referral to resources
    • Specialized study and life skill workshops
  • An academic plan identifies classes and class sequences that will help you achieve your academic goals at FRCC, whether those goals include a degree, certificate, prerequisites for a program, or classes for professional development.

    Academic plans are very important tools to help you see the overall requirements of your program and how you will complete the degree/certificate. When you make an appointment, your Pathways Advisor can help you identify any prerequisites you might have for classes and the order in which classes should be taken.

    When creating a plan, you can also evaluate how many classes you want to take each semester and discuss how that class load will fit with other obligations you might have in your life. Our goal is for you to be successful, and we have found that students with an academic plan have a clearer sense of direction and knowledge of how to complete their programs than students who don’t have an academic plan.

    New Students will create an academic plan with their Pathways Advisor at New Student Orientation. Learn more about Getting Started.

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