Academic Advising

Last Updated May 2015

Benefits of advising

Academic advising is an important part of your educational and academic success. You should meet with your assigned advisor each semester to ensure that you are taking the correct courses for your major or program. Other benefits of advising include:

  • learning about other majors and programs certificates offered at NV
  • setting goals for school and your career
  • preparing to transfer for your bachelor’s degree
  • receiving tips on how to succeed academically, in and out of the classroom
  • accessing helpful resources, on and off campus.

Find your advisor

Your advisor is assigned to you according to your major. Most advisors will see you in their office by appointment. If you aren't sure who your advisor is:

Tips for educational planning

Fall and summer registration begins in April. Spring registration begins in October.

  • Meet with your advisor 2-4 weeks before registration starts.
  • Check the catalog for course requirements in your major and a list of prerequisites for each course.
  • Use the academic calendar to note important dates in the semester.
  • Plan your course schedule by filling out a Scheduling Worksheet.
  • Apply for graduation early in your final semester.

Make the most of your time with your advisor

  • Come prepared: be on time, bring a list of questions, review the course catalog prior to your appointment.
  • Share your goals (career, transfer, personal) and consider outside commitments that may interfere with your courses.
  • Be an active participant: follow up on recommendations, keep forms for future sessions, ask for clarification if you don't understand something and be open to advice.
  • Contact us soon!
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750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708