Now in its tenth year, CFCC’s AdvisingÂ Â Center was started to help students get answers about going to college and register for the classes at the same time.
In an age where nearly everything about going to college can be found online, for many first-time college students and older students returning the collegeÂ still prefer to meet face to face to ask questions -Â andÂ students can sometimes have a lot questions.
Common questions that students ask are about financial aid, what courses will transfer, pre-requisites, and placement test scores.
Jackie Foster, director of counseling at CFCC, said thatÂ the advising center isÂ the bestÂ place for prospective students toÂ get one-on-one attention takeÂ as much time they need toÂ ask questions.
“It’s like a mini-orientation, but it’s one-on-one,” Foster said.Â
Foster added that studentsÂ who come to the advising center have a muchÂ a better chance of getting the classes they want at the times theyÂ want to balanceÂ work andÂ family obligations.
To prepare for more students, the college has hired more advisors along withÂ more support staff. An academicÂ counselor will also be on site to help faculty advisors. There will be ten advisors at the center at all times. There will be advisors who represent both college transfer programs and technical and vocational programs.
As of June 16,Â new student applications are up 5% over last year andÂ 3,985 students are already registered for the fall semester, which is a 28% over last year at the same time.
The center is open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday and is located in room A 313 in the Galehouse Building on Front St. on the downtown Wilmington campus. Before students can register at the advising center they must first complete an admissions application, send their transcriptsÂ from high school or previous college, and take aÂ placement test if needed.
Â For more details, visit www.cfcc.edu.