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Academic 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.

COVID-19 Response


Academic advising services are available by phone or video conference appointment. Please log into Navigate to make an appointment.


We also encourage students to email advising questions to advising@ppcc.edu.

Academic Advisors can assist you in several ways:

  • Work with you to develop an academic plan and choose the correct courses
  • Discuss degree or certificate programs that match your goals
  • Help you understand the registration process
  • Discover the right transfer options and institutions to meet your needs
  • Access resources on campus that will help you succeed in the classroom

Gateway Advising (0-23 Earned Credit Hours)

Gateway advisors are your gateway to PPCC, your education, and your future! Gateway Advisors provide personalized academic advising to assist new students in successfully transitioning into college and the PPCC community. Meet with your Gateway Advisor soon after applying to PPCC.

 

Gateway Advisors can:

  • Create personalized degree and certificate plans for students
  • Verify prerequisites
  • Help students decide the best path to complete their goals
  • Discuss transfer opportunities
  • Provide documentation required for Financial Aid and Academic Suspension Appeals
  • Connect students to PPCC's student services and support as needed

 

How to Meet with your Gateway Advisor:

  • Make an appointment: 
    • Brand new students, schedule a New Student Advising appointment on Navigate
    • Continuing students, schedule a Degree Planning or Registration appointment on Navigate
  • Don't live in town? Schedule a phone advising appointment through Navigate.  Make sure to give us your best phone number in the comments section of the appointment scheduler.
  • Military, Veterans, and Family Members: If you are using Tuition Assistance or VA Education Benefits, we recommend meeting with a Military & Veterans Programs Academic Advisor.

 

Gateway Advisors will look at your previous test scores and transcripts to make sure you start out in the classes that are best for you. Submit your academic history before meeting with a Gateway Advisor to ensure they have all the information needed to help you build your degree plan.

Submit your prior academic history

After meeting with a Gateway Advisor, your next step is to register for classes using Navigate or through your myPPCC Portal. New Students (not transfer or re-admit) must complete mandatory New Student Orientation before registering for classes.

Pathway Advising (24+ Earned Credit Hours)

Pathway Advisors will look at your previous test scores and transcripts to make sure you start out in the classes that are best for you. Submit your academic history before meeting with a Pathway Advisor to ensure they have all the information needed to help you build your degree plan.

Submit your prior academic history

Once students are well on their path, they are advised by Pathway Advisors. Advising is done by appointment. You can make an appointment through Navigate. Pathway Advisors are grouped by career pathways. Students may find their Pathway Advisor by exploring the following career pathway pages:

Pathway Advisors provide the following services in academic advising:

  • Create multiple-semester degree plans for students through the online Degree Check resource.
  • Verify prerequisites or refer students to educational Divisions for prerequisite 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 Pathway 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.
  • Continuing students can register for classes using Navigate or through your myPPCC Portal.
     

After meeting with a Pathway Advisor, your next step is to register for classes using Navigate or through your myPPCC Portal.

Visiting for the Summer?

If you have been away at college and are in Colorado Springs for the summer, you can take classes at PPCC to make the most of your summer. It is easy to transfer credits back to your home college or university after the summer semester ends. You will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars by taking classes at PPCC.

Learn more about visiting PPCC

Appointment No-Show Policy

In an effort to provide equal time to all students, the Advising & Testing office implemented a no-show policy. This policy serves as a reminder to be respectful of fellow students’ time, as advising and registration appointments are in high demand and can be particularly difficult to come by during peak registration periods.  

  

A no-show, or missed appointment, is noted in the system if you: 

  • Arrives more than 10 minutes late for an appointment 
  • Fails to cancel an appointment in advance, either via Navigate or an email to the advisor 
  • Improperly cancels an appointment or notifies the advisor after the scheduled appointment 

 
After three no-shows, a student will be unable to schedule another advising appointment in Navigate and will need to contact their primary advisor via email for advising appointment options. 

Mission

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

 

For more information:

For general advising questions, you can email us at advising@ppcc.edu. 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.

Advising Location & Hours:

Remote Services Available

Schedule an appointment through Navigate

 

Centennial Campus (CC)

Room A121 Aspen Building 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

 

Rampart Range Campus (RRC)

Room S101 2070 Interquest Parkway

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

 

Downtown Studio Campus (DTSC)

Room S102 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903
 

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Limited Services Available On Campus

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Limited Services Available On Campus

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

 

Remote Services Only