Pathway Advising FAQ
This page provides answers to common questions students might have about advising at Aims. Visit the Student Enrollment & Records FAQ page for additional helpful information for students enrolled at Aims.
In order to have your PIN removed, you will need to meet with your Pathway Advisor.
There are many different types of holds. Change of address/returned mail, Selective Service, and tuition/fees balances are the most common types of holds that will restrict registration for classes. Contact your Pathway Advisor for assistance.
If you have a personal Gmail account, you will need to log out of that account to be able to access your Aims email. This may require you to log out of your account on multiple devices.
Once you are logged out of your personal Gmail account, you can log in to your myAims account. Click on the email icon in the upper right-hand corner. Your Aims Gmail login will be the same as your myAims username @aims.edu. The password default is the same as your myAims account password.
In case it still redirects you to your personal email, you may try going to Gmail.com and selecting “add another account” and use your Aims login information. You may also try the steps on a different internet browser that does not have your personal Gmail credentials saved or try using an "incognito window" through Google Chrome.
If you have additional issues or become locked out, please contact the IT Helpdesk.
You can see a Pathway Advisor for many different reasons. When in doubt contact your advisor! Please also visit the main Advising page to see some specific ways your Pathway Advisor can help you.
Yes, most times you'll need an appointment. If you know your assigned Pathway Advisor, they have a unique calendar link they can give you where you can schedule a time that works for you. If you only have a quick question, email your advisor to see if they may have a drop in time available.
Reach out to your Pathway Advisor for the best way to meet. Every advisor has a unique calendar link they’ll give you that you can use to schedule the best day and time for you.
Currently Aims has the following types of appointments:
- Phone: In order to get a phone appointment, you will want to reach out to your advisor for availability.
- Online via Zoom: In order to get a Zoom appointment you will want to reach out to your advisor for availability.
- In-Person: Aims typically has in-person appointments, but at this time due to COVID-19, Pathway Advisors are happy to meet with you via phone or online.
Most of the time, an advisor’s first question will concern your educational plan and what brought you to Aims. What do you want to study at college or what are your educational and career goals?
To help you prepare, it would be good to think about your answers to these questions and review Aims' website and catalog so you are acquainted with our offerings. We also offer more preparation tips on the Meet Your Pathway Advisor page.
Advisors are happy to explore your results with you and find a path that fits your career goals and build an educational plan. Career Services also provides many resources on career exploration and more.
If you are pursuing Nurse Aide, you do not need to meet with an Allied Health Advisor. You need to sign up and attend CNA Orientation. Refer to the Orientation Dates for an upcoming day that works for you.
For Nursing, Rad Tech and Surg Tech, it is VERY important that you meet with your assigned Allied Health Advisor regularly. You will want to ensure you have viewed the most up-to-date orientation and admissions standards set by the program for the current admissions cycle. Your Advisor will assist you with creating an educational plan and much more.
Please refer to Aims' High School programs, as there are various options for students. Once you have completed that step, please contact (970) 339-6443 or fill out our Ask an Advisor form on the Meet Your Advisor page to get in touch with a Pathway Advisor.
Before you can register for classes, please contact (970) 339-6443 or fill out our Ask an Advisor form on the Meet Your Advisor page to get in touch with a Pathway Advisor. Your advisor will provide you with:
- Underage Admission Consent Form to be filled out by you and a parent or guardian.
- Under 16 Letter from Aims Leadership
- Restricted Course List outlining courses not recommended for students under 16.
Things you should be prepared to discuss:
- What courses do you want to take and how many? Have you talked with your high school counselor about what classes will count?
- Do you have a career in mind? This will help in determining a pathway.
- Keep in mind that these are college courses, which will be more difficult and have long-lasting effects.
Under 16 students that will take on campus courses are required to have a parent or guardian present at their first advising appointment prior to registering for any courses.
Before you can register for classes, please contact (970) 339-6443 or fill out our Ask an Advisor form on the Meet Your Advisor page to get in touch with a Pathway Advisor. You will need to complete the Parent's Statement for Applicants Under the Age of 18 and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.