Vaccinations and Testing

Due to City of Philadelphia mandates, all students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15, 2021. Individuals will be subject to regular testing until they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after their final shot), including those with approved exemptions. Please see our College COVID-19 Updates for more information.

Welcome to the Department of Academic Advising

Advisors assist students by:

  • Identifying program requirements
  • Helping students explore goals, interests and potential majors
  • Discussing concerns about academic performance
  • Helping students learn about College resources and services, course selection and registration procedures, and policies and deadlines
  • Creating Academic and Graduation plans

Who We Serve:

First time college students and continuing students in good academic standing

  • First-time students are students who have never attended another college or university, and have not earned previous college credits. 
  • Continuing students are students currently enrolled in courses or those who were enrolled in courses within the past two years

Additional Information

Students on academic probation

  • Students on academic probation and those who have not enrolled in courses for more than two years should visit the Counseling Department.
    • Students are considered to be on academic probation when they do not meet the standards established by the Academic Standards and Progress Policy.

Academic Advising does not have access to the following:

Office Hours and Information

On-Campus Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

On-campus Academic Advising is available on the Main Campus only and by appointment only. Please follow our guide for scheduling an advising appointment with an Academic Advisor who is assigned to your major.

Virtual Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Virtual Academic Advising is available by appointment only. Please follow our guide for scheduling an advising appointment with an Academic Advisor who is assigned to your major.

Please visit our Virtual Student Support Services page for information or use the green "Meet your Advisor on Zoom" button on the left of this page.

News & Announcements

March 31, 2021

Plug Into The Possibilites

Zoom Into Advising

Zoom is a video conferencing software that allows for video and audio communication for all meetings. The Office of Academic Advising offers two options for student advising appointments:

April 26, 2019

Must have a minimum of 6 credits earned and a 2.75 GPA.

Peer Leader Job Description

Position Title: Academic Advising Peer Leader

General Description

The Academic Advising Peer Leader will be responsible for supporting the Department of Academic Advising in serving students. The peer leader will assist students with the basic registration process and will refer students to college resources. The peer leader may also assist the advising professionals in planning and presenting workshops, organizing special events and student outreach. The peer leader will work collaboratively with the front office staff to provide a welcoming environment and may also assist with clerical duties.

September 5, 2018

Academic Advising Newsletter

Message from Your Advisors

The Community College of Philadelphia Academic Advisors would like to take this opportunity to welcome back returning students, and welcome new students to the College for the fall 2018 semester.

As your Academic Advisors we are able to assist you with: