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Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS)

Director, Jennifer Durando, Building 1A, Room 101

The Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) is responsible for teaching the principles and philosophy of general education and its relevance in curricula. CAAS provides advisement support to new students, matriculated continuing students who have earned less than 45 credits and to students who are declared as Associate Degree Liberal Art majors. Committed to utilizing the most effective advisement practices in support of student academic success, it empowers students to proactively become involved in their own educational experience.

Here, while students find academic assistance with educational goal planning, major, minor, and career identification, general education requirements, DegreeWorks (the degree audit self-advisement tool), FACTS (the financial aid tracking system) used to determine TAP eligibility, and academic policies and regulations; faculty can find assistance with advisor training and development and evening & weekend services. Additionally, CAAS is responsible for administration of the Pathfinder Program, a career exploration workshop series designed to help students determine potential career pathways and related academic majors. Further information about advisement, Pathfinder, and other services can be found at

All students assigned faculty or professional advisors are required to meet with an advisor minimally once each semester. The Early Advisement Period (each March and October) is designed to provide students with many opportunities to discuss their educational plans and to complete their upcoming semester’s course selection process. Prior to the Priority Registration Period (each April and November), students receive notification of the priority registration access date. Students should meet with their advisor to complete their educational plans, have their Advisement Stop removed, and prepare to complete their registration process at least 3 weeks before their priority registration access date.