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 8:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-7:30pm
Walk-in Advising is available every Wednesday when RACC is open 8:00am-6:00pm.
Phone: 610-607-6242

Registration Dates

Summer 2014: current students may begin registering for Summer 2014 on Mar. 17. New students may begin registering for Summer 2014 on Mar. 24.

Fall 2014: current students may begin registering for Fall 2014 on Mar. 17. New students may begin registering for Fall 2014 on Mar. 24.

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 will particpate in RACC Ready new student orientation. During RACC Ready, you'll learn information that will be important to your success at RACC and 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 as soon as the sessions for your first semester are available.

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.

Returning Students

It's important when returning to RACC that you understand any changes to your academic program, academic and campus policies, and financial aid status. Advising helps ensure that you get the information you need to return to RACC as smoothly as possible and you will not be able to register until you have met with an advisor if it has been 2 or more years since your last enrollment at RACC. To schedule an appointment with an advisor in your major, please contact your advisor or the office of your academic divison. To schedule an appointment with a general advisor, please contact the Advising Center at 610-607-6242.

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.

Danelle Bower
Interim Director of Advising & Retention
Contact Danelle at 610-372-4721, ext. 5073.

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