Advising and Transfer Center

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Hours of Operation*

Monday - Wednesday | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | Closed

* May vary during breaks. Check college hours for details.

Contact Information

Room 100
(603) 427-7728

Deanna Friedman | Interim Associate Vice President of Student Success and Enrollment Management | (603) 427-7627
Jenna Anand | Enrollment & Academic Support Counselor, Rochester Campus | (603) 427-7771
Erica Brown | Academic and Transfer Advisor | (603) 427-7624
Maggie Duffy-Durkin | Academic and Transfer Advisor | (603) 427-7645
Kathy Yazinka | Academic Advisor | Suspension Recovery & Retention | (603) 427-7628

The Advising and Transfer Center is staffed by professional advisors on both the Portsmouth and Rochester campuses. They Advisors work with all students who are new to the college, regardless of major*, to select classes for their first semester. In subsequent semesters, the advisors work with a variety of majors students including Liberal Arts majors and non-matriculated students. Other students are advised by the program faculty in the specific discipline. The goal of academic advising at Great Bay Community College is to assist students in creating academic plans that will help them achieve their educational goals in a timely manner. Advising is a process in which the student and the advisor work collaboratively to set individual objectives for the student’s college experience.

Whether the goal is to earn a degree, certificate, transfer to another institution, or just take a few classes, the advisor will assist in developing a plan to achieve the goal. The Advising and Transfer Center is not just a place to pick classes. The Advising and Transfer Center team also does specialized advising in transfer, career exploration and suspension recovery and retention.  All GBCC students regardless of major, should feel welcome to contact the Advising and Transfer Center with any academic advising, or transfer, questions or concerns. 

*First semester Nursing students are advised by faculty advisors

Types of Advising

New Students

Upon completion of their placement testing, new students will be assigned to an advising session during which they will work with Advising and Transfer Center Staff to complete their first semester schedules. The individual advising sessions inform students of college policies, procedures and expectations. In subsequent semesters, students will work with their assigned faculty advisors.

Faculty Advising

Students are transitioned to their faculty advisor after the first semester. This is dependent on major. 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 and Transfer 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.

Advising at Rochester

Our Rochester campus offers many of the same services as the Portsmouth campus. If you live, work or just happen to be in Rochester or the surrounding areas you will find it convenient to take advantage of admissions services, academic advising, placement testing, and all other One Stop services at Rochester. If you want to register for classes, Jenna Anand is available to register all new, Liberal Arts and non-matriculated students.  She can assist all majors with general questions and concerns regarding program requirements, course requirements, and with contacting their faculty advisor.  Jenna also offers academic support services to all students.  Contact the Rochester One Stop at (603) 427-7700 to schedule a meeting with Jenna or go online to: