New Student Advising

Enrollment Advisors Ensure a Smooth Start

Learn how to navigate the first few weeks of the first semester.

New Student Appointments

Virtual Appointments, use the Teams platform
How-To Use Teams Video
In-Person Appointment

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New & Undecided Students

Students in their first semester at CAC

Enrollment Advisors

Enrollment Advisors help students determine an academic plan and registered for classes, along with providing support on navigating the community college system.

8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ 85128: Office M113:  (520)494-5111
Located on the Signal Peak Mountain between Casa Grande and Coolidge. It features on-campus housing and all of CAC’s championship-caliber athletic programs.

Ricardo Torres, Enrollment AdvisorRicardo “Ricky” Torres
Enrollment Advisor
Spanish Speaking

Joni McKeen, Enrollment AdvisorJoni McKeen
Enrollment Advisor

Fabiola Barrancas, Enrollment Advisor

Fabby Barrancas
Enrollment Advisor

Ellie Juarez
Enrollment Advisor

3736 E. Bella Vista Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85143: Office B100: (520)494-5111
 is located in  San Tan Valley and also serves the Queen Creek and Florence areas

Veronica Joaquin, Enrollment AdvisorVeronica Joaquin
Enrollment Advisor


Byron Kouris, Enrollment AdvisorByron Kouris
Enrollment Advisor

17945 N. Regent Dr., Maricopa, AZ 85138: Office A BLDG: (520)494-5111
is located in the City of Maricopa and also serves surrounding areas of western Pinal County

Cassie Holcomb, Enrollment Advisor

Cassie Holcombe
Enrollment Advisor


805 S. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119 : Office F102: (520)494-5111
SMC is located in Apache Junction and also serves the East Valley area.

Mary Rhinehart, Enrollment AdvisorMary Rhinehart
Enrollment Advisor


Aravaipa Campus (AVC) ~ 80440 E. Aravaipa Rd., Winkelman, AZ 85192: Office B BLDG: (520)494-5111
AVC is located in Aravaipa and also serves the communities of Hayden, Kearny, Mammoth, San Manuel, Winkelman, Saddlebrooke and Oracle.

•Aravaipa Students: Please make a virtual appointment with an advisor from another campus as there is not currently an advising option located at the Aravaipa campus.

High School Programs

Central Arizona College’s High School Programs

Central Arizona College’s High School Programs give students a jump-start on preparing for their futures. Our programs allow academically prepared & eligible students the ability to earn college credits while still in high school, saving time and money.  Please contact high school guidance counselors for more information.

Application, Enrollment, Registration & Advising Assistance :

GED/HSE/ESL Enrollment, Registration & Advising:

Continuing Students

Students who have completed a semester or more at CAC

Academic Success Coaches

Academic Success Coaches are advisors assigned to a specific program area, who reviews your academic and career goals and aligns your degree with your career goals and/or university transfer plan, provides ongoing support and encourages degree completion.

Academic Success Coach

CAC students who have met with a New Student Advisor, will then meet with an Academic Success Coach. Coaches specialize in particular Areas of Interest.

New Student Resources

Pre-Advising List (PDF) – This checklist walks you through where to begin as a new CAC student.  Following these steps ensures that you have access to your student account, placement tools and assessments, degree requirements, as well as other important information you need before meeting with your CAC Enrollment Advisor.
New Student Advising Checklist PLUS Next Steps (PDF) – This checklist addresses topics covered during your first appointment with your Enrollment Advisor, as well as your next steps afterwards.

Multiple Measures Placement

Option 1: Placement Tool

The Placement Tool ensures incoming CAC students are placed in the appropriate English/Reading and Math courses.

Complete both Placement Tools prior to your advising appointment. This will help the advisor guide and support you in the appropriate course placement.  Once completed, results will be shared in the last screen of the tool below.

  • English/Reading Placement Tool
  • Mathematics Placement Tool
    • Students may consult with an academic advisor before registering to ensure the best course fit.
    • Students may need to enroll in foundational level (aka refresher) courses to help gain the academic skills necessary for success at the college level.
    • A student may self-place using the multiple measures tool.
    • In classes such as English and Math, a brief in-class assessment may be given the first day of class to confirm appropriate placement to best serve student educational success.
    • Current High School Students may be placed in courses based upon a recommendation from a high school guidance counselor or other qualified high school representative.

Option 2: Skills Assessment

If you are still unsure of the English, Reading, or Math to take, the Skills Assessment is a test that assists you in determining your current level of skills abilities.  It also provides you with recommendations for appropriate class selection in these subjects:

English/Reading Skills Assessment
Mathematics Skills Assessment 

Note:For guidance in appropriate math course placement please use the Math Placement Guide for Students and Advisors.

Note: ♦You will receive the results when you complete the tool. Bring any placement results to your advising meeting.

Visit our Full List of Student Resources
MyMajors– This tool allows you to explore careers and match with CAC degrees.
Uploading Documents to Student Portal  -During your journey at CAC, you will need to submit various documents (i.e. transcripts, forms, affidavits) at the request of different departments with the college.  The easiest and most secure way to do this is to use the Student Portal.  This is a step-by-step video that walks you through the process.

General Advising Contact Information

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm
Phone: 520-494-5111

Please make an appointment with an enrollment advisor below