First Year Advising

First-year students partner with first year advisors, some of whom teach the Core Curriculum in the First Year program. This unique advising structure is designed to help transition to life at college and provide you with the necessary tools to navigate your academic path.

Our first year advising program helps students develop a healthy balance to encourage success. First-year students attend one group workshop and at least one individual check-in with a first year advisor each semester for support during the first year at CCA.

First Year Academic Planning Workshops

First year advisors facilitate a number of workshops throughout the year to help students prepare for registration in courses and transition to their major program. These workshops are an essential part of the first-year experience. First-year students are expected to attend one each semester.

Current first-year students, should visit the First Year Advising page via the Portal for dates.

First-Year Advising Appointments

First-year students are welcome to meet with any first year advisor who shares their availability.

During Add/Drop and Priority Registration

First year advisors are available for limited walk-in meetings during the add/drop period and priority registration. Appointments can be made outside of walk-in office hours for assistance in adjusting registration. However, appointments to discuss academic-planning concerns outside of immediate Add/Drop and Priority Registration issues should be made for later in the semester.​

Current first-year students, should visit the First Year Advising page via the Portal to schedule an appointment.