Most Summer 2021 classes will be held online, and all admissions and student support services are available remotely. Visit the Virtual Student Resource Center to access the assistance you need.

Academic and Student Success

Pavilion Building at Community College of Philadelphia.

Message from the Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Happy New Year!  I hope this message finds you as safe and healthy as possible, especially as we continue to navigate the pandemic together. There is no doubt this continues to be a most unusual and trying academic year. While we move ahead in a primarily remote learning environment, we continue to seek the best in us and our students, even while being physically apart. I am certain that with our positive spirit and collaborative approach we will experience a rewarding spring semester.

All important information to navigate the spring semester is available in this easy access website. Information you will find at the division’s website addresses topics such as grades, exams and technology training; links to documents such as the Student Handbook, Enrollment Guide and Virtual Student Resource Center that provides information about virtual services and virtual office hours; as well as information regarding Starfish Connect, our academic early alert system. Please note that the website also contains information pertaining to the College’s continued work on Guided Pathways and a link to the College’s Covid safety site. Please review this site throughout the semester, as we will update regularly with additional information.

The contributions of all faculty, staff, and administrators are integral to the work we do at the College. I look forward to a productive semester ahead as we work together toward our commitment and focus on academic excellence and student success.

Thank you and be well!

Dr. Samuel Hirsch
Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Latest Updates

April 5, 2021
For the Spring 2021 semester, the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) survey will be conducted from 7 A.M. Monday, April 12, 2021 through Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:00 P.M.  All surveys will be conducted online.

Please note the following:
  • Web-Based Evaluations:  Students will receive an emailed link to the evaluation.  Each student will need their personal J# in order to access the web-based evaluation instrument.
  • The functionality of the web-based survey site will be turned on from Monday, April 12, 2021 through Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:00 P.M.  An evaluation can only be completed once.
  • Student evaluations of teaching must be completed before the start of final exams.
If you have any questions concerning implementation procedures, please contact your Division Dean.

Thank you for your participation.
October 21, 2019

In Fall 2017, Community College of Philadelphia embarked on the planning process for the NEW Library and Learning Commons. Established by College leadership and the primary stakeholders, the vision for the space is a welcoming educational environment celebrating the diversity of age, cultures and points of view of the College community. The space will have clear wayfinding while taking advantage of great natural light. There will be places for quiet study and for collaboration while securing the book collection. An emphasis is on offering an array of group study/classroom spaces, technology and flexibility. Lastly, it is important that the space exude beauty with artwork, finishes and furniture. 

May 31, 2017
guided pathways on internal site

Guided pathways on

The Division of Academic and Student Success is pleased to announce the expansion of its website to include more information on Guided Pathways. As the College continues its progress with implementing Guided Pathways, it is important that information on the work being done is available to faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the community. The link is available at the divisions website and also on the landing page for faculty and staff in MyCCP under All About Guided Pathways:

The Guided Pathways website encompasses all components of the Pathways reform: Academic Pathways and Programs (with links to program course sequence grids); the Intake Process; Academic Advising and Student Success; Developmental Education; and Leveraging Technology. There is also a link to information about the Guided Pathways Core Team and another to numerous resources. 

The support and hard work of the entire College community are necessary to these efforts. Please visit the Guided Pathways website often, as it will be updated with news and developments regarding the continued work of the College to increase student success via the Guided Pathways initiative.