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

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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?

How to test out of the computer requirement?

Have credits from another college?

Need to change your major?

How to send official transcripts to other colleges?

Transfer Information

Transfer Ticket to CSCU Information


Career Exploration

Campus Resources

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!