"To empower students through education by aiding them in identifying, exploring and accomplishing their academic and career goals."
Testing and Waivers
Prior to academic advising it is highly recommended that students either take the Accuplacer assessment or submit unofficial or official transcripts to the Testing Center. Previous college-level coursework from regionally accredited institutions, AP, IB, CLEP, DANTES/DSST may provide waivers for college-prep courses. If the Accuplacer is required, it is highly recommended that students study prior to taking the assessment to ensure that they place into their highest level of achievement.
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.
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:
- Accuplacer test results or previous college credits
- Degree/certificate programs
- Academic goals
- The role of a student
- Course registration
- Proactive course selection
- Course of Study Change forms These forms are required when students are Undeclared or in a Financial Aid-ineligible programs or if students wish to change degree programs.
Career Services are available free of charge during walk-in hours or by appointment. Explore career options through assessments and career counseling.
Continuing or Transfer Students
Students certain of their educational goals are advised by Program Advisors. Services are typically by appointment, but some walk-in hours may be available. Program Advisors are grouped by career clusters. Students may find their Program Advisors by exploring the following career cluster pages.
- Arts, Business and Hospitality
- Health Sciences
- Public and Human Services
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Applied Sciences
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
- Sign Course of Study Change forms 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 appeals.
- Sign registration forms for students who are on initial academic suspension and discuss strategies for success.
- Refers students to other student services and support as needed.
Meet with an Advisor
Advisors are available at each of our four campuses: Centennial, Rampart Range, Downtown, and Falcon.
Walk-in Advising Hours:
|Monday - Tuesday||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday - Thursday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
Please be sure to sign in at least 1/2 hour before closing.
For general advising questions, you can call us at (719) 502-3232 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please drop-in to see an advisor or make an appointment.
*Images on the Advising site are courtesy of Ira Rasca Photography.