Student Advising Toolbox
A Student's Link to Critical Information in One Place
This resource will provide you with a variety of useful information to help you be successful at NCC and beyond. Please make an appointment with a staff member at Guided Pathways Advising for more information and further assistance.
Guided Pathways Advising
East Campus Room 104
- DegreeWorks – How to know which classes to take and where you stand with your degree.
- Course Search
- Online Registration
- Course Catalog
- Where Do I Go? – A listing of locations or contacts for common issues.
- College Terminology – Definitions of common words used in higher education.
Check out our Student Success videos:
- Sending Effective Emails
- Study Skills
- Revising and Editing
- Time Management
- How to Learn Math Better
- Score Better on Math Tests
Frequently Asked Questions
The Guided Pathways Advising department is always here to assist you with questions.
Where do new students go for advising?
New students (students who have never attended any college or university) are advised through our Panther Advising Workshops (PAWs)
What classes are considered electives?
- Humanities Electives
- Interdisciplinary Electives
- Liberal Arts Electives
- Open Electives
- Social Sciences Electives
How to test out of the computer requirement?
Have credits from another college?
Need to change your major?
- Change of Major Form – Drop off at the Records Office, East 102
How to send official transcripts to other colleges?
Transfer Ticket to CSCU Information
- CSCU-Transfer Navigator
- Transfer Ticket General Education Course Appendix
- Transfer Tickets: Vetted Class List by Category
- What Can I Do With This Major?
- Center for Career Development/Career Exploration/Career Readiness Skills
Tips for Success in College
To be successful in college you will need to follow certain guidelines:
- Ask for Help! There are many people here waiting to answer your questions and help point you in the right
- Study your class syllabus regularly. It’s the key to success in each class.
- Ask your professor questions if you don’t understand something.
- Read your class assignments before you come to class.
- Remember the dates of assignments and tests.
- Use a planning calendar to help you remember when assignments are due.
- Attend all of your classes.
- Be on time for class.
- Complete assignments on time.
- Introduce yourself to other students in your class and exchange phone numbers: Get assignments and notes from them if you miss class.
- Set a regular study schedule to help you to complete your course work.
- Meet with a faculty academic advisor regularly.
- Use the library resources.
- Use the college’s online resources, such as Blackboard and myCommNet.
- Seek tutoring if you are having difficulty with a class.
- Understand your college degree requirements.
- Understand college policies. They’re in the college catalog and student handbook.
- Know college deadlines, like when to register or withdraw from classes.
- Understand financial aid requirements.
- Get involved in campus activities and clubs.
- Make friends at college and have some fun!