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 Academic Advisement

 

​Academic Advisement

New to college and need academic advice?  Follow these steps:

  1. Set up your student account at my.maricopa.edu.
  2. Apply for admission within your student account.
  3. Take the mandatory on-campus placement test.
  4. Attend a mandatory Coyote Kickoff, only if you are a new student with no prior college credit and who have never served in the military. 

Please do not attend the Coyote Kickoff if you have previously earned college credit or served in the military.

Coyote Kickoff is the first advising experience for students at CGCC and is mandatory for all new college students that intend to earn a degree or transfer to a university.  It is a small group session in which students will:
  • Learn appropriate college expectations.
  • Learn about various CGCC degree and transfer programs.
  • Learn about tuition and financial aid.
  • Learn to navigate the online Student Center.
  • Register for classes based on placement test scores and areas of interest.
We encourage all new to college students to sign up for a Coyote Kickoff session immediately following completion of the mandatory placement test.  Upon completion of Coyote Kickoff, students are cleared to work one-on-one with an academic advisor.

Continuing Student?

Are you currently attending CGCC or planning to transfer in coursework to CGCC from another college/university?  IF so we can help with:

  • Planning your educational goals.
  • Planning a course of study.
  • Interpretation of assessment scores and course placement.
  • Unofficial transcript evaluation.
  • Planning for graduation.
  • Choosing courses for transfer to another institution.
  • Locating and exploring education web resources.

Advisement is REQUIRED for students who are:

  • Enrolling in over eighteen (18) credit hours.
  • Financial Aid recipients.
  • Receiving Veteran's benefits.
  • Seeking to enter a program or course for which special permission is required.

​Williams Campus Programs


 

Orientations/Workshops
We strongly encourage all prospective Nursing students to attend a Nursing Program Workshop

​Coyote Kickoff

Coyote Kickoff is the first academic advising experience for all first-time college students at CGCC.  Coyote Kickoff is mandatory for all first-time college students who intend to earn a degree or transfer to a university. Coyote Kickoff is a small group session in which students will:

  • Learn appropriate college expectations.
  • Learn about CGCC degree and transfer programs.
  • Learn about tuition and financial aid.
  • Learn to navigate the online Student Center.
  • Register for classes based on placement scores and areas of interest.
  • Register for New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • Establish your Maricopa email.

In order to attend Coyote Kickoff students must:

  • Set up your student account at my.maricopa.edu.
  • Complete college admissions by logging into your student account or in person with the Office of Admissions, Registration and Records.
  • Complete mandatory college placement test.

Coyote Kickoff will be offered on a walk-in basis beginning Monday, May 18, 2015 and concluding Thursday, August 20, 2015. Students who have completed college admissions and all three placement tests (Math, Reading and English) may proceed to Room 1155 in the Coyote Center between the hours of 8 a.m. -  4 p.m. During Coyote Kickoff students will work with an advisor to identify first semester classes.

Students will have the option to:

  • Work with an adviser one-on-one
  • Complete an online advisement session
  • Enroll in first semester classes
  • Students will have the option to create a long-term academic plan (if their major permits).

Coyote Kickoff is self-paced and expected to take between 1-2 hours for most students. Currently Coyote Kickoff is only available at the Pecos Campus.

​Office Locations and Hours

Pecos Campus Advising Office​

2626 East Pecos Road
Chandler, AZ 85225-2499
Enrollment Services
Coyote Center, One Stop
 
Phone: 480.732.7317
(available 9 am - 2pm)
 
Fax:  480.732.7192
 

Williams Campus Advising Office​

​7360 East Tahoe Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85212
Bluford Hall
BLUF Room 104
 
Phone:  480.988.8000

Email: AskCody@cgc.edu



​Pecos Hours - Fall & Spring

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.*

Friday
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*

Williams Hours - Fall & Spring

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.*

Friday
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*

 

 

*Walk-ins only. 
Last check-in time will vary based on the number of students waiting.

 

QLess System

 
QLess is the virtual queue management system used by CGCC that allows students to wait in a virtual line rather than a physical one. By providing your mobile phone number, a student will receive a text alert providing information of their place in line and when they are ready to be served.