Advising for New and Continuing Students

Explore and accomplish your goals through academic advising. Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university or you want to go directly into the workforce, you will need to complete your degree/certificate. We help you gain the information you need so that you can achieve your goals and succeed at PPCC.

New Students

Advisors are available on a walk-in basis for students unsure of their educational goals, pursuing an Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree or a general Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree. Meet with an advisor to discuss:

  • Placement results or previous college credits
  • Degree/certificate programs
  • Academic goals
  • The role of a student
  • Course registration
  • Proactive course selection
  • Change of Major - This form is required when students are Undeclared or in a Financial Aid-ineligible programs or if students wish to change degree programs.
  • Referrals to other student services and support as needed.

Career Services are available free of charge by appointment. Explore career options through assessments and career advising.

Continuing or Students Planning for a Bachelors

Students certain of their educational goals are advised by Program Advisors. Services can be provided by appointment or on a walk-in basis, as Program Advisors are available. Check with the front desk for walk-in availability. Program Advisors are grouped by career clusters. Students may find their Program Advisor by exploring the following career cluster pages.

Program Advisors provide the following services in academic advising.

  • Create multiple-semester degree plans for students through the online Degree Check resource.
  • Verify prerequisites and/or refer students to educational Divisions for per-requisite overrides.
  • Direct students to complete the online Change of Major form when students wish to change degree programs or are in a Financial Aid-ineligible program.
  • Identify, assign or change a Faculty or Program Advisor appropriate to a student’s intended course of study.
  • Discuss opportunities and institutions for transfer to other colleges and universities.
  • Provide documentation required by Financial Aid for probation/suspension issues and for Academic Suspension Appeals.
  • Sign registration forms for students who are on initial academic suspension and discuss strategies for success.
  • Referrals to other student services and support as needed.

Types of Advising

Drop-In Advising

  • For new and continuing students
    • Placement test info
    • Transfer credits info
    • General program info
    • Course recommendations
    • Change of Major
    • Verify Prerequisites
    • Advisor assignments
  • First-come, first-served (Expect longer wait times at the end and beginning of registration periods.)
  • 10-15 minutes maximum


  • Generally for continuing students
  • Face-to-face
  • Comprehensive
  • 30 minutes (Can be extended to 60 minutes with advance notice.)
  • Complete paperwork required of an Academic Advisor (Financial Aid and Academic Suspension appeals, permissible overrides, etc. )


  • By appointment or direct contact
  • Short, general questions for your assigned advisor
  • Returned within 1-2 business days
  • Feedback about schedules, core requirements and clarification of information

Submit Academic History Prior to Advising

Your academic history provides us with the information needed to offer you class recommendations for your major and will then allow you to register for classes for which you meet the pre-requisite. Submit your academic history


To empower students through academic advising and assessment by aiding them in identifying, exploring, and accomplishing their educational and career goals.

For Information:

Look for answers to basic questions on our Facebook page or our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For general advising questions, you can call us at (719) 502-3232 or email us at For the quickest service, please include your Student Number in all communications.

Note: During registration seasons we experience a high volume of calls and emails. During those times it may take us a few days to respond to you.

Meet with an Advisor

Advisors are available at each of our three campuses: Centennial, Rampart Range and Downtown Studio.

 (719) 502-3232

Office Hours:

Centennial, Downtown & Rampart

Monday & Tuesday.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.