Academic Advising Services

Academic Pathways Advisors & Counselors

All students are assigned an academic advisor or counselor by Academic Pathways of their major during their first semester. You can find your assigned advisor or counselor by logging into your Starfish Account. You are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor or counselor to create a long-term academic plan that maps out all of your classes for graduation. Your academic advisor or counselor will help keep you on track as you work towards completing your degree. We are committed to your success and want to assist you in reaching your academic and career goals!

Want to Connect with your Advisor or Counselor? We are offering appointments and drop-in advising in person, online through Zoom, or over the phone.

Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor or counselor in Starfish.

Appointment Hours
Monday-Tuesday: 8am-6pm and 6-8pm (virtual only)
Wednesday-Thursday: 8am-4:30pm and 4:30-8pm (virtual only)
Friday: 8am-12pm

Drop-in advising is available to answer quick advising questions (15 minutes or less) without an appointment for current students and new students who have completed orientation and have course placement scores on file. Please note, that depending on the number of students signed up for drop-in advising, there may be a wait.

Drop-in Advising Hours (last check-in is 15 minutes prior to close)
West Campus: Advising, Counseling, and Career Center W2410
East Campus: East Advising Center E2561
Monday-Tuesday: 8am-6pm

Sign up for virtual drop-in advising to receive a phone call from an advisor within approximately 15-30 minutes.
Monday-Wednesday: 8am-8pm
Thursday: 8am-3pm AND 4:30-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm


Advising Appointments (30-minutes)

Advisors and counselors are available to support you in your educational success, including the following:

  • Long-term education plans
  • Personal issues
  • Transfer planning and lengthy unofficial transcript evaluations
  • Transfer Credit Appeal
  • Academic Petitions
  • Academic concerns
  • Academic Renewal

Appointments are available:

  • Online through Zoom
  • Phone

Students more than 10 minutes late may have their appointment given to another student.

Advising Drop-in Hours (15-minute meeting with an advisor)*

The focus of advising drop-in is on questions that can be addressed in less than 15-minutes, like:

  • Questions about course placement scores and appropriate classes
  • Course registration questions
  • Changes in current semester schedule
  • Basic questions about add/drop/withdrawal
  • Graduation check (if one semester left before graduation)

Advising Drop-ins are currently available over the phone.

Scheduling an Advising Appointment

You can schedule an appointment online through Starfish.

There are a few simple steps that you need to complete to get started in Stafish. Click here to learn how to setup your profile and make an advising appointment. You can also review the helpful videos below.

Phone or Email
For assistance with setting up a phone appointment, please call 651-779-3285 or email

In Person
Please stop by our front desk in room W2410.

Academic Success Tools and Tutorials

Satisfactory Academic Progress: Warning, Suspension and Readmission

The 2.9 Academic Standing and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and Procedure and 2.9.1 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and Procedure requires that all students make satisfactory academic progress towards a degree, diploma or certificate to remain in good academic standing. The College also believes  that students are responsible for their own academic progress and for seeking assistance when experiencing academic difficulty.

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Advising, Counseling, and Career Center Commitment to Equity 

A central goal in the Advising, Counseling, and Career Center (ACC) is to create a welcoming, respectful, and helpful environment for all students through the approachable, engaging, and compassionate actions of our entire ACC team. Student questions and concerns will be heard without judgment and they will receive the information and assistance they request while feeling comfortable and supported. We are committed to creating an experience where:

  • All students are welcomed, respected and valued
  • All students’ unique needs are heard and served
  • All students’ diverse cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and strengths are acknowledged and honored
  • All students are empowered to be resilient, resourceful, and successful