CONTINUING STUDENT ADVISING
Continuing students are advised by faculty in their major department. You should check the Student Information section of your Central Pipeline account for your current advisor's name. Some advisors contact their advisees; however, you will most likely need to contact your advisor yourself. Check with your major department to find out your advisor’s office hours and then make an appointment to see your advisor. You can meet with your advisor on a regular basis but should definitely plan on setting up an advising appointment during the two week advising period prior to Priority Registration each semester. The Registrar's Office sends out email reminders to students regarding advising and registration each semester. During advising meetings, you will obtain an alternate PIN number from your advisor, which will allow you to register for classes using the Central Pipeline system.
Academic advisors provide a personal relationship that is important and somewhat constant throughout your college career here at CCSU. Your advisor should be knowledgeable about your specific curriculum and program and will assist you in planning for admission to your specific program. Your advisor will help you navigate the university system and will encourage you to set realistic goals.
Please note that all students have access to the SEPS Advising Center for supplemental advising. Here you can get answers about requirements and policies, assistance in resolving academic issues, and help with long-term academic and career planning.
Education Majors: Pre-Professional Program
Prior to admission to the Professional Program, continuing education majors are advised primarily by faculty in their subject major departments. Students who are unsure about which subject major to choose are advised in The School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS) Advising Center. Students are, however, encouraged to select a subject matter major as soon as possible as this facilitates better academic planning and timely degree completion.
Education Majors: Admitted to the Professional Program
Once a student has been admitted to the Professional Program and is officially a teacher candidate in the School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS), he or she is assigned a second advisor. (Physical Education majors continue to have only one advisor.) This additional advisor is a faculty member from the Department of Teacher Education specifically from the student’s area: elementary, secondary, or all-level education. Teacher Education advisors help students as they plan to complete the Professional Program. They will be able to give valuable advice about professional courses and help plan for a career as a teacher. Students should make a point to meet with their Teacher Education advisor at least once a semester to make sure they are on track with their academic plan.
- If Elementary Education, this advisor will become the Primary Advisor. Students will need to meet with this advisor during the two weeks prior to registration in order to obtain the alternate PIN number to register for classes. The Arts and Sciences advisor is now considered the secondary advisor. Students are certainly welcome to meet with both advisors, since they have different areas of expertise.
- If in a Secondary or All-level program, the Teacher Education advisor will be considered the secondary advisor. The student’s Arts and Sciences advisor remains the primary advisor and will provide the student with an alternate PIN number. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with both advisors.