Now in its tenth year, CFCC’s Advising 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 college still prefer to meet face to face to ask questions - and 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 that the advising center is the best place for prospective students to get one-on-one attention take as much time they need to ask questions.
“It’s like a mini-orientation, but it’s one-on-one,” Foster said.
Foster added that students who come to the advising center have a much a better chance of getting the classes they want at the times they want to balance work and family obligations.
To prepare for more students, the college has hired more advisors along with more support staff. An academic 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, new student applications are up 5% over last year and 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 transcripts from high school or previous college, and take a placement test if needed.
For more details, visit www.cfcc.edu.