Academic Advising and Planning

Advising

The Advising Center is your first stop for assistance with academic planning. RACC has many advising resources, like the Transfer and Career Centers, advisors for students on academic probation, and faculty advisors. The Advising Center can help you get to the right advisor who can give you the information you need.

Location: Berks Hall 111
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Walk-in Advising is available every Wednesday when RACC is open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 610-607-6242

Registration Dates

Fall 2014: Registration is currently open for all new and returning students for Fall 1 and Fall 2 sessions. See registration deadlines here.

New Students

We know that registering for college for the first time can be overwhelming, so we have designed a 1-step advising and registration process for new students. After you take your placement test, you may choose to particpate in RACC Ready new student orientation. During RACC Ready, you'll learn information that will be important to your success at RACC and can meet with an advisor to register for your first semester. If you do not need to take a placement test, you may sign up for RACC Ready now.

After the writing portion of your placement test is scored, a process that takes about a week, you will meet with an advisor to finish registering.

If you are not able to schedule an appointment with an advisor after your writing test is scored, you can also meet with an advisor during walk-in hours.

Current Students

Current students with a declared academic program are assigned a faculty academic advisor; if you are a General Studies-Undeclared (undecided) major, you will have an advisor in the Advising Center that you will meet with until you declare a major. You are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor before registering for each semester, changing your current schedule (including dropping or withdrawing from classes), or changing your major.

You can find your advisor, their office hours, and their contact information through WebAdvisor. It's important to develop a relationship with your advisor early and check in with them often to make sure you're taking the right courses for your program and your career plans. In addition to course planning, your advisor can also help you investigate different paths within your chosen career, research options for four-year schools if you plan to transfer, and make connections on campus and in the community. If you are unable to meet with your assigned advisor, you can also schedule an appointment with the Assistant Dean of your academic division or visit the Advising Center during walk-in hours throughout the year.

Important Links