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​Academic Advisement

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

  1. Set up your student account at
  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.

​Programs, Checksheets and Transfer Resources

​Williams Campus Programs


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

​Coyote Kickoff/Initial Advising Session

At CGCC all new-to-college, degree or transfer seeking students are required to complete an Initial Advising Session, which we name Coyote Kickoff. 

In order to attend Coyote Kickoff students must first:

  • Create an MEID and student account at
  • Apply for CGCC admissions online by logging into their student account and completing the college's admissions application. 
  • Submit proof of identification online or in-person with the Admissions and Records Department. 
  • Complete mandatory college placement test (Writing, Reading, and Math).

Students attending Coyote Kickoff will:

  • Work with an adviser one-on-one
  • Learn about CGCC degree programs and transfer pathways
  • Create an academic plan and discuss first semester courses 
  • Learn to navigate their online Student Center
  • Register for classes and New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • Review college policies and expectations
  • Understand tuition deadlines and how to apply for financial aid  

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

Valid photo identification is required for all advising services.

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


Pecos Hours - Fall & Spring

Monday - Thursday
In Person Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
Phone Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*

Williams Hours - Fall & Spring

Monday - Thursday
In Person Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
Phone Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.