Academic Advising Monthly - March 2023

Academic Advising Monthly is a monthly email brought to you by the Office of Academic Advising filled with important information you need to be successful at CCP. Be sure to read this email in its entirety and schedule an academic advising appointment to talk through any of the topics. 

This month we're covering

  • Transfer Week 
  • Summer Registration
  • Service Spotlight
  • Contact Us

March 20-23, 2023 is Transfer Week

Transfer Week Workshop 101 – An Introduction

March 20, 2023

In-Person session: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Counseling Center (BG-07) Virtual session: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Register to receive the Zoom link for the virtual session

This is an introductory workshop to help students learn the basics of the transfer process. Not only will this workshop review the transfer agreements that exist between CCP and other colleges and universities, but you will also learn how to plan your courses, search for scholarship opportunities, and discuss your plans to continue your education beyond CCP.

Transfer Week Workshop 102: Scholarships!

March 21, 2023
*Hybrid session 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm*
In-Person: Counseling Center (BG-07) Online: Register to receive the Zoom link to attend virtually
Scholarships are a great way to make college more affordable. If you need help paying for your education and don’t know where and/or how to apply for scholarships, attend this workshop to learn how to apply for CCP’s scholarships and learn about other scholarship tools for transfer and beyond.
If you cannot attend this event and have questions, email the Scholarships Office at .

Temple University - Japan Information Session 

March 21, 2023 Virtual Session: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Register to receive the Zoom link for this virtual event

Are you interested in learning about an opportunity to study abroad, learn Japanese, and more? This session, hosted by a Temple University - Japan Admissions Counselor will review the opportunities available at Temple University’s Japan Campus in Tokyo Japan.

Note: Degrees offered at Temple University – Japan are not eligible for CCP’s transfer agreements, however students who directly transfer to Temple University’s Philadelphia Campuses are welcome to visit Temple – Japan for study abroad.

If you cannot attend this event, but have questions about Temple University – Japan, please email Ms. Ha Nguyen at

Evening/Non-Traditional Transfer Fair

March 22, 2023 Virtual Session: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Register to receive the Zoom link for this virtual event

Visit with Representatives of 4-year institutions to learn about your transfer and scholarship opportunities. While the focus of this fair will be on non-traditional, evening, part-time, and/or online programs, students in all majors/interests are welcome to attend.

Before the event, think about what questions you have about 4-year schools so you can be prepared to ask questions that will help you decide where you may want to attend. Some questions you may want to consider could be about their academic programs, admissions policies and requirements, campus life, benefits of transferring with your associate degree, or scholarship opportunities

Summer Registration

Summer registration begins the week of March 13th. For the best selection of courses, register as soon as you are eligible to. If you are unsure if you should take summer courses or don’t know what summer courses you should take, review your My Degree Path and meet with an academic advisor. Summer courses are offered in 7-week or 14-week terms at the Main Campus, Regional Centers, and Online.

7-week Early Summer session (7 week classes group A) runs from 5/15/2023 – 7/3/2023

7-week Late Summer session (7 week classes group N) runs from 7/11/2023 – 8/24/2023

14-week session (14 Week classes Group A) run from 5/15/2023 – 8/24/2023

Make sure to talk with financial aid about how much aid you have available for the summer, so you know how many courses you can take.

Summer registration dates are determined based on completed credits. Completed credits are the number of earned (and transfer) credits a student has, so courses you are currently registered for do not count toward your completed credit total.

Monday, March 13th – Active Duty Military and Veteran Students

Tuesday, March 14th – Degree – Seeking Students with 40+ credits

Wednesday, March 15th – Degree – Seeking Students with 25+ credits

Thursday, March 16th – Degree – Seeking Students with 0+ credits

Friday, March 17th – All Degree – Seeking Students with academic history

Service Spotlight: Starfish

Starfish is a communication system that connects students to their professors, advisors, and campus resources. For more information or questions on how to use Starfish, visit their website or email .

Starfish and your classes: You can use Starfish as a tool to keep track of your progress in classes when professors either raise a flag if there is a concern about your progress or send you a kudos to celebrate your successes. If you receive a flag, that should be viewed as an invitation to reach out to your professor to talk about what’s going on in the class and how you can improve to successfully complete the course. Some instructors allow you to schedule office hours through Starfish

Starfish and Advising: Advising appointments are scheduled through Starfish. After your advising appointment, advisors will enter a note that you can later refer to summarizing your conversation, referrals, and recommendations. Advisors can also create Degree Plans with you which can be accessed in Starfish

Starfish and Campus Resources: Many of CCP’s campus resources are accessible through Starfish. Check out the “Services” section of Starfish to connect with Career Connections, Center for Male Engagement, Counseling, Financial Aid, International Student Services, Learning Labs, Library, MarcDavid LGBTQ+ Center, Office of Collegiate Recovery, Single Stop, Veterans Resource Center, Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center, and more!

Contact Us

Academic advisors support first-time and continuing students in good academic standing. We're 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.

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 at

Academic Advising Fall 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.