Academic Advising, Personal Counseling, Transfer and Career Planning

Center for Academic Planning & Student Success


About NVCC's Center for Academic Planning & Student Success (CAPSS)

NVCC's Center for Academic Planning & Student Success (CAPSS) believes that each learner has unique value and is entitled to be viewed as a whole person. Our professional counselors and academic advisors can help you with personal growth counseling, career development, and academic development. CAPSS encompasses several functions on campus including counseling, advising, testing and disability services. Our mission is to promote student success by providing a supportive environment and coordinating efforts of faculty and staff to assist students from initial advising through graduation. The Center helps with career, educational and personal concerns, ensuring each individual achieves their educational objectives.

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CAPSS Offerings

What We Offer

Academic Advising

Your academic advisor will help you to:

  • understand your major and its requirements.
  • plan courses for the upcoming term(s) 
  • consider career and job options for your major
  • help choose a major if you are undecided 

Personal Counseling

We will help you:

  • discuss your academic issues and dilemmas 
  • make your life, career, and education decisions 
  • develop better self-confidence
  • manage your stress 
  • alleviate other personal barriers to your success in college 
  • find referrals to outside agencies as needed. 

Transfer Planning 

If you are interested in transferring from NVCC to another college or university, we will help you:

  • acquire information about transferring through individual counseling consider transfer programs within the CT State College & University System 
  • look at transfer articulations with other colleges 
  • meet transfer counselors from other colleges and universities  
  • create a personalized pathway to earning a four-year degree. 

Career Planning

Are you ready to start planning your career? You can: 

  • schedule an appointment for individual career counseling
  • research job and salary information, career assessments, job trends and more on Career Coach.
  • consider career testing with your counselor using the O*NET Interest Profiler at My Next Move or other online surveys
Contact CAPSS

Contact CAPSS

Email Us
203-575-8025 (p)
203-596-8610 (f)

We are located in:
Kinney Hall, Room K520
750 Chase Parkway

We are Available:
  • Monday- Thursday: 8am-6pm
  • Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Select Saturdays each semester

*Late appointments can be made if needed.


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