The Advising Center is your first stop for assistance with academic planning. RACC has many advising resources, like the Transfer and Career Centers, advisors for students on academic probation, and faculty advisors. The Advising Center can help you get to the right advisor who can give you the information you need.
Location: Berks Hall 111
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-7:30pm
Walk-in Advising is available during most of the year. Call the Advising Center to get the current walk-in schedule.
Advising and Registration for New Students
We know that registering for college for the first time can be overwhelming, so we have designed a 2-step advising and registration process for new students. After you take your placement test, you will meet with an advisor who will help you begin registering for your first semester using the scores from your reading and math placement tests. If you do not need to take a placement test, call the Advising Center to schedule an appointment with an advisor. New students should not register for classes before meeting with an advisor.
After the writing portion of your placement test is scored, a process that takes about a week, you will meet with an advisor to finish registering.
If you are not able to schedule an appointment with an advisor after your writing test is scored, you can also meet with an advisor during walk-in hours
Advising and Registration for Current Students
Current students with a declared academic program are assigned a faculty academic advisor; if you are a General Studies-Undeclared (undecided) major, you will have an advisor in the Advising Center that you will meet with until you declare a major. You are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor before registering for each semester, changing your current schedule (including dropping or withdrawing from classes), or changing your major.
You can find your advisor, their office hours, and their contact information through WebAdvisor. It's important to develop a relationship with your advisor early and check in with them often to make sure you're taking the right courses for your program and your career plans. In addition to course planning, your advisor can also help you investigate different paths within your chosen career, research options for four-year schools if you plan to transfer, and make connections on campus and in the community. If you are unable to meet with your assigned advisor, you can also schedule an appointment with the Assistant Dean of your academic division or visit the Advising Center during walk-in hours throughout the year.