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Hours of Operation*
Monday - Thursday | 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am - 12:00pm
* May vary during breaks. Check college hours for details.
The goal of academic advising is to assist students in creating academic plans that will help them achieve their educational goals. Through conversation, assessment, goal setting, and strategic planning, students are empowered to create academic schedules that reflect program requirements and take into consideration obligations to family, work, and community.
The process of advising at Great Bay Community College is characterized by communication and connection between the student and his/her advisor. Through a mutual exchange of questions and information, students and advisors share ideas and generate solutions. The advisor-advisee relationship is potentially one of the most significant partnerships a student will experience while at Great Bay. Students are encouraged at all times to seek out their advisor to ask questions, share concerns, get help, plan for the future, or simply to "check-in".
Advising Tutorial for New Students - Please watch prior to your advising appointment.
Types of Advising
Upon completion of their placement testing, new students will be assigned to an advising session during which they will work with Advising Center Staff to complete their first semester schedules. The individual advising sessions inform students of college policies, procedures and expectations, as well as college organizations and activities. In subsequent semesters, students will work with their assigned faculty advisors.
Faculty advisors have the most information about each major as it relates to career goals; they are also available to assist students with academic issues and support as well as help students prepare for registration after their first semester. All Faculty have posted office hours during which they are available for advising. The Advising Center has a complete list of faculty advisors and their office hours. Some advisors choose to use an online appointment system for scheduling advising sessions.
The Advising Center
The Advising Center is staffed by professional advisors, who are available to assist students with any advising questions they might have, but specifically works with non-matriculated students and Liberal Arts students who have not yet determined a concentration. The Advising Center is also a place you can come to get your questions answered, pick up forms you may need, use the computers to look up classes, and get advice on long-term educational plans. Additionally, you can get assistance from our career and transfer advisor.