Academic Advisement

The focus of academic advisement is to assist the student in progressing toward his/her goal and to facilitate the successful and timely completion of program requirements leading to the student's desired outcome (i.e., Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, or Certificate). Academic advisors also facilitate the student's transfer to his/her selected senior institution. Academic transfer students are strongly encouraged to obtain STARS program guides available online at

Advisor Assignment

Each student is assigned an academic advisor by the Testing Center/Admissions staff at the time of placement testing or at the time of application for admission, if placement testing is not required. Entering students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisors prior to registering for classes for the desired term of enrollment.

Student Advising Requirements Each Term

Students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisors each term prior to registering for classes for the upcoming term. However, students are encouraged to meet with their assigned advisors, by appointment, as needed throughout each term.

Students must schedule appointments and meet with their assigned academic advisors during the Advance Registration period. During the advisement appointment, the student and advisor will review program requirements, monitor the student's academic progress and needs, and complete the registration process. The advisor may also activate the student's Personal Identification Number (PIN) which will allow the student to access online registration at My BSCC.

Students who do not meet with their assigned advisors during the Advance Registration period will not be able to take advantage of Advance Registration since students must meet with their advisors to complete the registration process. Academic advisors and/or program representatives are available to students on an appointment basis and on the day of Regular Registration.

Program/Advisor Change

Students who wish to make a program of study/major change must notify the Office of Student Services to complete the necessary paperwork and to receive an appropriate advisor assignment. Students who change their program of study/major are required to meet program requirements based on the catalog in effect at the time.