FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Provides general information about the different degrees and programs offered at the college.
- Assists with enrolling and dropping classes.
- Evaluates college transcripts.
- Provides guidance in the academic making process.
The Advising Center’s main focus is helping new and transfer students make a successful transition into BPCC. The Academic Advisors see students year-round to address questions and concerns they may have about degree plans and changes in majors. Although faculty advisors can be reached during their office hours, they are primarily available as advisors during preregistration.
In general, you may be advised by any designated program/departmental advisor for your major. Some programs have program-specific advisors; the division office can direct you.
- If you are a new student, transfer, or former student, you should see an advisor in the Center for Student Success located on the second floor of building F unless your major is one of the following:
- Communications (D-316)
- Computer Information Technology (G-142)
- Engineering, Oil and Gas Production, Manufacturing (L-211)
- Care and Development of Young Children (E-140)
- Teaching – Grades 1-5 (E-129)
- If you are a continuing student, you should go to the division where your degree is housed.
- Not if you have ACT, SAT, Compass or Accuplacer scores. Advisors can use these scores to determine the courses in which you will need to enroll.
- If you have not had ACT, SAT, Compass or Accuplacer scores or if it has been several years since you last attended any school, it is recommended that you take the Placement Tests.
- A student may enroll in EDUC 099, READ 099, ENGL 098, and MATH 097 without any test scores, but doing so is not recommended.
Yes, it is important to bring an unofficial copy of your transcript from each college, other than BPCC, that you have attended.
- Not if you attempted or completed college level English and math courses.
- If you do not have previous credit for college level English and math, then it is advised that you take our placement test to determine the courses in which you will need to enroll. Also, if it has been several years since you attempted but were not successful in college level English and/or math courses, placement tests are recommended.
- Students not meeting the college level English and math prerequisites (placing into developmental courses) are required to take the necessary courses to help insure success in the college level courses.
- Students placing into more than one developmental course are required to successfully complete EDUC 099.
- Before adding or dropping a class, it is very important that the student receiving federal aid meet with a Financial Aid advisor (Bldg. F room 203)
- Students may either drop themselves from classes through LoLA or get assistance through an academic advisor.