Academic Advising


Next Steps for Advising

Identify what student type you are from the categories below. Please click on the appropriate student type to read more about preparing for and scheduling your Advising appointment. Note: The advising requirements may be different for each student type.

New College Student

New Students

(first time in any college)

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New Students

All New students (first time in any college) are required to first complete the mandatory online orientation before advisement. The orientation should take no more than an hour. Once complete an advisor will automatically reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

New Student Checklist

New Student Orientation

Continuing Students

Continuing Students

(currently enrolled)

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Continuing Students

Continuing students are encouraged to make every effort to contact their faculty advisors in their programs to discuss suggested courses for the upcoming semesters. Building a relationship with your Professors is one of the main keys to success. Faculty members are also the experts in their field. Here is a list of faculty advisors by program. If students are unsuccessful connecting with their faculty advisor, they should:

  • Take a look at your DegreeWorks Evaluation. Access Degreeworks by signing into my.commnet.edu. Look to the lower left side of the page and click on the Housatonic Community College hyperlink.
  • Review your Continuing Student Advising Checklist
    Continuing Student Checklist
  • Schedule an advising appointment through the online Request for Remote Advising Form.
    Request Advising Session

Transfer

Transfer Students

(plan to graduate from HCC)

Visiting Student

Visiting Students

(no plans to graduate, just taking a couple courses)

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Visiting Students

All Visiting Students Must:

  • Be prepared to present an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) from any and all of your institutions previously attended. If you do not have an unofficial to present to the advisor for your advising session we will not be able to assist you with registration
  • *The Advising & Student Success Office will only accept unofficial college transcripts for the first semester. Official transcripts are to be sent to Housatonic by the student’s second semester.

  • Please Review Visiting Student Checklist
    Visiting Student Checklist
  • Complete the Request for Remote Advising Form.
    Request Advising Session
Students should know what Subject, Course Number and Course Title they wish to register for (Ex: PSY 111: General Psychology)

Readmit Student

Readmit Students

(reapplying to HCC after 2+ years)

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Readmit Students

Before Advising, Readmit students must::

  1. Visit Admissions to fill out the readmit application ()
  2. Visit the Welcome Desk and/or Student Services Center to reset their mycommnet and become reacquainted with the online student platform (
  3. Review your Readmit Student Advising Checklist before scheduling an appointment Advising Session Checklist

    Request Advising Session

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

(Interested in attending HCC & have not applied.)

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Prospective Students

If you are interested in attending a Connecticut community college, please fill out the recruit form below.

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