Academic Advising Monthly - January 2023

This monthly email, brought to you by the Office of Academic Advising, is filled with important information to help you be a successful student and achieve your goals at CCP. We’re here to assist you! If you would like to talk through any of the topics in the email, please schedule an academic advising appointment.

This month, we're covering:
  • Prepare for the Spring 2023 Semester
  • Upcoming Events
  • Service Spotlight
  • Contact Us

Prepare for the Spring 2023 Semester

Set Yourself Up for Success!
Familiarize yourself with your Spring 2023 schedule.
Make sure you understand the format of your classes and where you need to go if your classes meet on campus. There are multiple ways to check your schedule.
Make any last-minute changes to your schedule.
If Nyou need to make a change to your schedule, make sure you do so by the day before the semester begins. If you need to make changes to your schedule after classes start, please schedule an academic advising appointment so we can help you avoid extra tuition charges.
Get organized.
Whether you use a paper planner or digital calendar, make sure you have a way to keep track of important dates and deadlines before the semester begins. Once you have access to your syllabi, it’s a good idea to record exam and assignment due dates for all of your classes in one place. Do you have two exams on the same day? That’s good to know so you can plan ahead!
Purchase or rent your textbooks.
Don’t wait until the first day of classes to buy or rent your books! Once you’re registered for classes, you can enter your J number on the bookstore website to pull up a list of required textbooks. Eligible students can use bookstore credit to pay for books in person or online.

Upcoming Events and Reminders

  • Wednesday, Jan. 11 – Friday, Jan. 13New Student Orientation (Virtual and In-person Sessions)
  • Monday, Jan. 16—Last day to drop 15-week (15A) and 7-week (7A) classes for a full refund. College closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17—Spring 2023 classes 15-week (15A) and 7-week (7A) begin
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18—Tuition due date for 10-week (10A) classes  
  • Thursday, Feb. 2Do More! @ CCP. How to get involved outside of class
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14—Spring 2023 classes (10-week) begin
Please visit the Academic Calendar and Pride Portal to learn more about upcoming events.

Service Spotlight: Counseling

The Counseling Department offers free career and personal counseling services to all students. Counselors also provide registration assistance to new transfer students, readmit students and continuing students on academic probation. Students may come to campus for a walk-in/drop-in session, or attend a virtual drop-in session at the hours listed below:
Winter/Early Spring (Jan. 3–24, 2023)
Mondays and Tuesdays:
  • Virtual drop-in, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Walk-in/drop-in, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday:
  • Virtual drop-in, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Walk-in/drop-in, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Spring (Jan. 25 to May 3, 2023)
Mondays and Tuesdays:
  • Virtual drop-in, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Virtual drop-in 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Walk-in/drop-in, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Walk-in/drop-in, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
  • See counselor, by appointment only
Counseling – Main Campus
Bonnell Building, Room BG-07
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Phone: 215-751-8169

Need Advising Assistance

Academic advisors support first-time students and continuing students in good academic standing. We are here to help you identify program requirements; discuss concerns about your academic performance; help you explore goals, interests and potential majors; and more.

On campus and virtual Academic Advising sessions are available by appointment. Please follow our guide for scheduling an advising appointment with an Academic Advisor who is assigned to your major.
From Jan. 3–13, Academic Advisors will be seeing students for Same-day Appointments only.
For further assistance, please call 215-751-8777 and leave a message. You will be contacted by a staff member as soon as possible. For quick questions, you can also email your Advisor directly or
Academic Advising
January Hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Main Campus Location
Bonnell Building, Room BG-12
Visit the Academic Advising page, and follow us on Instagram @CCPAdvising.