Academic Advising

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In keeping with the College's commitment to the success of its students, academic advising services are offered to all students. Critical to academic success, academic advising is a shared process between student and advisor that emphasizes the clarification and achievement of the student's academic goals.

Who can access advising services?

All students enrolled in credit courses at the College have access to an academic advisor, who is a member of the faculty or professional staff. Students who have identified a field of study are typically assigned to advisors who have expertise in the students' field of interest, while students who are unsure about their goals are assigned to advisors who can help them define what these goals may be.

What does advising mean to you as a student?

Advising is a guide to assist you with the tools, techniques, and strategies to succeed as a student. You are an important part of the process, and should be prepared to discuss your academic and career goals, and address any questions you might have. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this resource, while understanding that academic and career decisions are ultimately their own responsibility.

When will new students be assigned an advisor?

Students are assigned and notified of their advisor's name and location soon after classes begin. During every semester, students accepted into a degree or certificate program will be assigned to one of the following for academic advising:

  • A Professional Advisor
  • A Faculty Advisor from the Department of Study
  • The Academic Advising and Transfer Center
How will online students be able to access an advisor?

Students who are enrolled in online courses can take advantage of the online advising option. The online advising option will allow you to chat with an advisor in real time. Advisors can answer general questions but for more in depth advising needs, you may be directed to call the Academic Advising and Transfer Center at 413-755-4857. Please note, during offline times you may send an email to an advisor. All emails will receive a response within 1-2 business days.

Students who are not matriculated into a degree or certificate program may access advising services upon request. For more information, students should call the Academic Advising and Transfer Center at 413-755-4857 or stop by Building 27, 2nd Floor. If you are a current student, log into your STCCNet account to access the Academic Advising and Transfer Center site.

Students who are interested in applying to the College and/or have questions about transferring to STCC should contact the Office of Admissions at 413-755-3333 or