"To empower students through education by aiding them in identifying, exploring and accomplishing their academic and career goals." 

Testing Prior to Advising

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 verify a student's ability to register for college-level coursework.  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.

Explore PPCC Programs prior to advising.

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:

  • Accuplacer test 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 Transfer Students

Students certain of their educational goals are advised by Program Advisors.  Services are typically on a walk-in basis.  Program Advisors are grouped by career clusters. Students may find their Program Advisors 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.

Meet with an Advisor

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

Downtown Studio Campus Walk-in Advising Hours:

Monday - Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm, 2 - 6 pm
Wednesday - Thursday 8 am - 12 pm, 1 - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 5 pm

Centennial and Rampart Range Walk-in Advising Hours:

Monday - Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Please be sure to sign in at least 1/2 hour before closing.

For general advising questions, please drop-in to see an advisor, call us at (719) 502-3232 or email us at advising@ppcc.edu. For the quickest service, please include your Student Number in all communications.

*Images on the Advising site are courtesy of Ira Rasca Photography.