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First Year Advising

First Year Advising

As a first-year student, you will partner with first year advisors, some of whom teach the Core Curriculum in the First Year program. This unique advising structure is designed to help you transition to life at college and provide you with the necessary tools to navigate your academic path. Our first year advising program will help you develop a healthy balance to encourage your success.

You will attend one group workshop and at least one individual check-in each semester to support you during your first year at CCA.

Be sure to check your CCA email address regularly for important updates and additional information.

Feel free to contact askanadvisor@cca.edu with general questions or concerns regarding advising.


First Year Academic Planning Workshops

First year advisors facilitate a number of workshops throughout the year to help you prepare for registration in courses and transition to your major program. These workshops are an essential part of the first-year experience. You should attend ONE each semester.

Fall 2018 Academic Planning Workshops (October 22 - November 2)

Spring 2019 Academic Planning Workshops (March 11 - 15)


Majors Exploration Week

As you work towards successful completion of first-year requirements , whether you've declared your major or not, you might be wondering what your transition into your second year will look like and how you can prepare. In the spring, you'll participate in Majors Exploration Week. Through a curated online experience and a one-on-one first year advising appointment, you'll gain more in-depth knowledge of major programs, minor programs, other academic opportunities, co-curricular academic opportunities, and resources available to you as a CCA student. Participation of first-year students is expected.

Spring 2019 Majors Exploration Week (March 18-22)

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First Year Advising Appointments

As a first-year student, you are welcome to meet with any first year advisor who may share your availability with the exception of first-year students in Photography, Writing and Literature, and Visual Studies, who should book an appointment with Academic Advisor Trevi Pendro.

Schedule an Appointment

Select the appropriate "card" below to view first year advising availability in real time and schedule an appointment.

The First Year Advising Office is located on the Oakland Campus in Irwin Student Center, Room 215.

During Add/Drop and Priority Registration

First year advisors are available for limited open office hours during the add/drop period and priority registration from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning the first day of the semester.

  • Spring 2019 Add/Drop (January 18-29). See Add, Drop, and Withdrawal.
  • Spring 2019 Priority Registration in Fall 2019 Courses (April 1-16). See Registration.
  • Note: Appointments can be made outside of open office hours for assistance in adjusting registration. However, appointments to discuss academic-planning concerns outside of immediate Add/Drop and Priority Registration issues should be made for later in the semester.

First Year Advisors