We look for two things prior to making appointments for advisors:
You may make an appointment with an advisor by calling (970) 339-6404. 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.
A majority of the time, yes. Academic advisors want to have time to get to know you,
and they have 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 because classes and choice times may not be available.
Appointments can be made by calling (970) 330-8008, ext. 6404 on the Greeley Campus;
ext. 4303 for Fort Lupton; ext. 3336 for Loveland; or ext. 6609 for Windsor.
Returning students in good academic standing may call (970) 339-6404 to schedule an
online advising appointment. Students must have high-speed Internet and a phone. More information about online advising.
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,
which classes remain to complete your degree or certificate program and help prevent
the possibility of enrolling you in a class that you have already taken.
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 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.
In addition to meeting with an advisor, students are encouraged to visit our Career
Center, which has a variety of resources to assist you with both types of decisions.
We offer both Career Cruising and E-COSIS (computer-based career information programs)
to help you with your career or major search. You can also set up an appointment with
a career counselor, who can provide additional guidance in selecting your major.
Typically, an advising session with a new student will involve reviewing your assessment
results; providing an overview of your program of study; guiding you in course selection,
scheduling and Web registration; and highlighting campus resources designed to help
you be a successful student.
Students interested in these programs MUST participate in a mandatory orientation
for the program they are interested in on the Greeley Campus. For further information,
view the Health & Human Services Orientations page.
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.
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.
Absolutely. You will need to work closely with your Aims advisor, as well as checking
with the specific four-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 two-year degree in order to finish a four-year degree in a timely
manner. Please see four-year transfer guides. Access the Approved Elective courses for the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees.