Academic Advising is a central component of your educational and career plan.
Advisors can assist you in defining and achieving your goals.
COVID19- At this time, Academic Advising at Central Arizona College is providing remote advising appointments by Video Chat or phone.
Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm
- •Contact Information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-494-5410
- •First scheduled appointment @ 8:15 am and Last scheduled appointment @ 5:15 pm
- •Make an Advising Appointment ~ ~ CLICK HERE
How to Prepare for an Advising Appointment:
- Complete a CAC admission application to obtain a Student ID number. APPLY NOW! CLICK HERE
- Review “Placement Assessment” options. Bring a copy of unofficial high school transcripts if graduated in the last 3 years, all college transcripts and any other tests scores to your advising appointment.
- Think of questions to ask your advisor and write them in the “Other Questions” box when you make your appointment. This helps your advisor prepare for your appointment.
- Review the Areas of Interest to discuss your top-choice with your Academic Advisor. Areas of Interest Choices – CLICK HERE
- Make an Advising Appointment ~ ~ CLICK HERE
Types of Scheduled Advising Appointments:
Your academic advisor will discuss with you long-term and semester academic planning, review transfer credits and CAC pathway options. Following are the types of appointments available:
- Video Chat Appointment: You will meet with your advisor via video conferencing platform BlackBoard Ultra Collaborate. A link to join the appoint is provided in an email after you have scheduled the appointment.
- •Phone Appointment: You will meet with your advisor via phone. The advisor will call you at the scheduled meeting time on the phone number you provide at scheduling. You will receive confirmation through the email address you provide.
- •Live Virtual Quick Advising: An advisor will be available from 8:30-1:00 to assist with quick advising questions. Advisors can answer questions, teach students how to use the CAC website and maneuver our CAC processes.
Placement Assessment tools assist incoming CAC students in selecting appropriate level courses. Using one or more of the options below, along with talking to your academic advisor, appropriate course placement is determined.
- •HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Free Math Boot Camp/Writing Academies prepare students for college level coursework.
- •Have a question? CLICK on the YELLOW BUTTON at the top of this page.
- •Documents are Important! Bring unofficial high school transcripts if you are currently in high school or have graduated in the past 3 years, all college transcripts and other scores (ACT, SAT, CLEP, AP, GED) to your advising appointment
Placement Options 1, 2, 3 or 4
Option #1: (Due to COVID 19 ~ Accuplacer testing is suspended. Past Accuplacer scores can be used for course placement.)
•Accuplacer Score Sheet: CLICK HERE
• Accuplacer Assessment: For more information CLICK HERE
Accuplacer Reading, Writing and Math Assessments are not timed and taken at any CAC testing center with an appointment, a CAC Student ID# number and picture ID
•High School GPA (Reading) CLICK HERE
•High School GPA (English) CLICK HERE
•High School GPA (Math) CLICK HERE
♦For guidance in appropriate math course placement please use the Math Placement Guide for Students and Advisors: CLICK HERE
Must be a current high school student or have graduated in the past 3 years. Bring a copy of high school transcript to advising appointment.
•CLEP, AP and DANTES Scores CLICK HERE
Check with your academic advisor to make sure scores are being read correctly.
Advisors can use Multiple Measures to assist students in proper course placement. Multiple Measures take into account High School GPA within the last 3 years, along with Accuplacer, SAT, ACT and GED scores.
Advising Signal Peak Campus (SPC) ~ 8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ 85128: Office M113: (520)494-5410
SPC is located on the Signal Peak Mountain between the cities of Casa Grande and Coolidge . It features on-campus housing and all of CAC’s championship caliber athletic programs. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Advising San Tan Campus (STC) ~ 3736 E. Bella Vista Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85143: Office B100: (480)677-7825
STC is located in San Tan Valley and also serves the Queen Creek and Florence areas. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Advising Superstition Mountain Campus (SMC) ~ 805 S. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119 : Office F102: (480)677-7731
SMC is located in Apache Junction and also serves the East Valley area. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Advising Maricopa Campus (MAR) ~ 17945 N. Regent Dr., Maricopa, AZ 85138: Office A BLDG: (520)494-6400
MAR is located in the City of Maricopa and also serves surrounding areas of western Pinal County. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Advising Aravaipa Campus (AVC) ~ 80440 E. Aravaipa Rd., Winkelman, AZ 85192: Office B BLDG: (520)357-2800
AVC is located in Aravaipa and also serves the communities of Hayden, Kearny, Mammoth, San Manuel, Winkelman, Saddlebrooke and Oracle. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
- When should I see an academic advisor? After you have received your CAC Student ID# (880….) and have completed any required placement testing. If you have questions, PLEASE CLICK the YELLOW BUTTON above.
- Who should I make my advising appointment with? You choose your advisor by Area of Interest or Campus. Web-conferencing appointments are easily available if your advisor is located at a campus far from you.
- How to make or cancel an advising appointment? Make an appointment by scrolling to the bottom of this page and click the “Make Appointment” button under the advisor’s name that you choose. Cancel an appointment by clicking on “cancel appointment” at the bottom of your confirmation email or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What should I bring to my advising appointment? Bring an unofficial high school transcript if graduated within 3 years, all college transcripts, and any test scores that you might have such as the ACT, SAT, CLEP, AP and others, your ideas of which Area of Interest you would like to pursue, CAC ID number, picture ID, and your questions. If you have a question about what to bring PLEASE CLICK the YELLOW BUTTON above.
- Why should I see an academic advisor? An advisor can guide you in planning your educational and career path by giving you helpful information as you make decisions.
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Career & University Transfer Center can assist you with transferring to a university. It is best to begin this process your first semester at CAC.
Bookstore stocks required books and supplies.
Learning Center offers free tutoring, academic and proctored testing, workshops, study areas and more.
Library has information and staff to help you with your research.
CAC Food Pantries welcomes all CAC students who are in need to visit and take items as needed.
Student Accessibility Services assists CAC students with accommodations.
Veterans Services assists Military and Veteran CAC students.
Academic Calendar shows semester start/end, exam and holiday dates.
Academic Advisors ~ Schedule Appointment
It is Highly Recommended that you visit with the Same Advisor every semester