Advising

HOURS

Aug 17 - Aug 30, 2014
DayTime
Sun: Closed
Mon: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Upcoming Hours

CONTACT
Greeley: (970) 339-6251
Loveland: (970) 667-4611
Fort Lupton: (303) 857-4022

FAQs

Sub-categories for: Advising

  1. Advising - Emerging Scholars Program
  2. Advising - General Information

General Information FAQ for: Advising

  1. When do I see an advisor?
  2. Do I need an appointment?
  3. What do I need to bring?
  4. What hours is the Advising Center open?
  5. How can I prepare for the advising session, or what will they ask me?
  6. Can you help me decide what to major in or what career might be good for me?
  7. What is covered during an advising session?
  8. How can I get information on nursing (CNA, PN, ADN), surgical technology, and radiologic technology programs?
  9. Will my classes transfer to another college or university?
  10. What are the State Guaranteed Transfer Courses?
  11. Can I take other classes that will transfer besides the Guaranteed Transfer courses?

When do I see an advisor?

We look for two things prior to making appointments for advisors:
  • A current application
  • Assessment requirement has been met
You may make an appointment with an advisor by calling 970-339-6251. You may be asked to meet with a faculty advisor depending upon program interest. Check out the advising page on our website for information and links to program worksheets to see requirements for all degree and certificate programs.

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Do I need an appointment?

A majority of the time, yes. The academic advisors want to have time to get to know you, and there is a great deal of information to share in a relatively short hour. When it is close to the start of a semester, advising is handled on a walk-in basis, but it is not wise to wait this late since classes and choice times may not be available. Appointments can be made by calling 330-8008, ext. 6251 on the Greeley Campus, ext. 4303 on the Ft. Lupton Campus, or ext. 3336 on the Loveland Campus.

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What do I need to bring?

If you have previous college work, it is very important that you bring transcripts from all institutions attended. This will enable the advisor to determine, unofficially, what classes remain to complete your degree or certificate program and helps prevent the possibility of enrolling you in a class that you have already taken.

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What hours is the Advising Center open?

Please see the Advising Center website for hours.

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How can I prepare for the advising session, or what will they ask me?

Most of the time, an advisor’s first question will concern your educational plan. In other words what do you want to study at college and/or what are your educational goals. To help you prepare, it would be good to think about your answers to these questions and review the Aims college catalog so you are acquainted with our offerings.

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Can you help me decide what to major in or what career might be good for me?

In addition to meeting with an advisor, students are encouraged to visit our Career Center. The center has a variety of resources to assist you with both types of decisions. In the center, we offer both COSIS and Discover (computer-based career information programs) to help you with your career/major search. You can also set up an appointment with a career counselor who can provide additional guidance in selecting your major. Additional Career Services Information

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What is covered during an advising session?

Typically, an advising session with a new student will involve: -review of your assessment results, -overview of your program of study, -course selection, scheduling and web registration, -brief orientation regarding locations, educational assistance services, etc

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How can I get information on nursing (CNA, PN, ADN), surgical technology, and radiologic technology programs?

Students interested in these programs MUST attend a mandatory orientation for the program they are interested in on the Greeley Campus. Times and Locations for Allied Health Sciences Orientations

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Will my classes transfer to another college or university?

This depends on what courses you take at Aims and what program of study you will be working on at the transfer college. It is important that you work closely with your advisor and check with the receiving institution to determine if certain courses will transfer. We do have transfer guides to help us determine if a course is likely to transfer. Please note that a grade of “C” or better must be achieved in courses to be considered for transfer credit.

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What are the State Guaranteed Transfer Courses?

These courses will transfer to the receiving institution as completing either a general education requirement or a degree requirement for students who transfer to a Liberal Arts major at a Colorado four-year public college. These courses are marked with the GT identifier in the Aims catalog (Ex., SS1, CO1, etc.). More information about State Guaranteed Transfer courses and GT Pathways may be found at http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/Students.html or by contacting an Aims advisor.

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Can I take other classes that will transfer besides the Guaranteed Transfer courses?

Absolutely. You will need to work closely with your Aims advisor as well as checking with the specific 4-year institution about the acceptance of transfer credits before you enroll. Some majors require specific general education courses to be completed as part of your 2-year degree in order to finish a 4-year degree in a timely manner. Please see 4-year transfer guides. Approved elective courses for the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees are identified in the Aims Community College Catalog under "Approved Degree Electives."

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