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Advising and Counseling Options at RCCC

Advisors specialize in matters pertaining to your educational program: college policies, placement and assessment test interpretation, degree requirements, transferability, schedule planning, and graduation audits.
Advising

Advisors

Advisors specialize in matters pertaining to your educational program: college policies, placement and assessment test interpretation, degree requirements, transferability, schedule planning, and graduation audits. The Academic and Career Advising Center (ACA) has advisors available to work with students regarding these matters. When appropriate, these advisors will also ensure every effort is made to match degree seeking students with faculty from areas of particular interest to the individual advisee.

Advisors help students with these issues:

  • Develop education plans with students according to their program of study/career goals;
  • Assist with class selection;
  • Help with educational transactions (schedules, drop/adds, withdrawals, change of major, waivers, graduation requirements, etc.);
  • Clarify instructional policies, procedures and requirements;
  • Provide general information on special services including academic remediation, admission, placement testing, courses of study and registration;
  • Explain course transfer differences between institutions; and
  • Interpret placement scores and recommend appropriate classes.

Faculty Supported Advising Sessions for Students


Counselors are professionally trained and licensed to address personal issues, resolve academic anxieties; assist students in choosing career fields and majors, and problem solve other academic difficulties.
Counseling

Counselors

Counselors are professionally trained and licensed to address personal issues, resolve academic anxieties; assist students in choosing career fields and majors, and problem solve other academic difficulties.  With students on restricted academic or financial aid status (probation), counselors work to develop individual success plans, which address the specific issues inhibiting academic success. Information shared with counselor is confidential and all counselors adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics.

Counselors help with the following issues:

  • Provide short term personal counseling for issues that may interfere with studies;
  • Teach coping skills and stress management;
  • Interpret career inventories to those unsure of career goals;
  • Facilitate college adjustment for returning adult learners (balancing roles of a student, parent, spouse, and/or employee) and in-coming freshman (time management, depression, anxiety);
  • Provide crisis counseling;
  • Facilitate workshops and support groups on a variety of topics that promote academic and personal well-being; and
  • Assist student with disabilities (request accommodations and or services).