Advising and Transfer Center

Ask an Advisor

Hours of Operation*

Monday - Wednesday | 8:00am - 4:00pm
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 Academic Affairs | (603) 427-7627
Jenna Anand | Academic Advisor, 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?
Sarah Follansbee | Academic Advising Liaison | (603) 427-7728

The Advising Center is the main Academic Advising hub for Great Bay Community College. The center is staffed by professional advisors and works with all incoming New Students, Liberal Arts majors, Liberal Arts/Pre-Veterinary Technology majors, Liberal Arts/Pre-Surgical Technology majors, and Non-Matriculated students. In addition to these groups, the Advising Center also does specialized advising focusing on Transfer and Career Exploration, Suspension Recovery and Retention, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Outreach. Within all of these areas the Advisors work to build a collaborative relationship with students in order to develop concrete pathways to academic success both at GBCC and beyond. 

The Advising Center is not just a place to pick classes.

The Advising Center team prides themselves on their open door policy. The center is open daily for student and faculty support; students can ask questions about, and get advice on, a wide variety of issues, receive post-testing counseling, book appointments, pick up important forms they may need, and use the computers to look up courses and transcripts.

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 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 Advising

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.

Advising at Rochester

Our Advanced Technology and Academic Center (ATAC) in Rochester offers many of the same services that the GBCC Portsmouth campus offers. 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 ATAC. 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 ATAC One Stop at (603) 427-7700 to schedule a meeting with Jenna or go online to?