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  • Academic 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 an academic 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 to one-hour appointment or you can come in for drop-in advising for a quick 15 minute meeting with an advisor. Contact the advising office at your campus.

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

    You can schedule a half hour appointment in advance to see an advisor. Appointments are generally available throughout the year, but may not be available 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. There may be a small wait since drop in advising is not scheduled in advance.

    You can email general questions by submitting this form. You’ll hear back from us 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 Advising Hold" placed on their account which prevents the student from registering for classes. To have the hold removed the student must:

    1. Meet with an academic advisor. While in-person meetings are preferable, we can also conduct an advising session on the phone or answer questions via email if that’s more convenient for you.  See contact information and hours for the Advising office at each campus:
    • If you have ACT/SAT/ AP/IB scores or college transcripts showing that you have previously taken college English composition or college math courses, bring the transcripts with you to your advising session.
    1. Take the placement test or have the appropriate exemptions.
    2. Attend a Get Started session. See session dates and times.
  • Academic advisors are available Monday – Friday, twelve months a year and we encourage you to come in at least once a semester.  Advisors have the most time available to meet with you the month before registration opens  (March for summer and fall semesters and October for spring semester). June and July are also good months to meet with an advisor for fall registration.

    If you meet with an advisor during any of these months, you will AVOID THE RUSH and generally have more time with the advisor. (We recommend you schedule an appointment with an academic advisor by contacting your specific campus.) Also, you will be ready to register on the first day of class registration which will give you the greatest selection of classes when registration begins!

  • 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 those requirements. Academic advisors can help you identify any pre-requisites 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 plans have a clearer sense of direction and knowledge of how to complete their programs than students who don’t have plans.

  • 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
  • A student is placed on academic probation when their cumulative GPA first falls below a 2.0 for all courses completed at FRCC (after a student has completed 13 or more credit hours).

    Once the cumulative GPA has reached 2.0, the student is back in good standing.

    If you have questions, please contact an advisor at your campus for more information.

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