Be Prepared

Student Responsibilities:

  • Be courteous and plan ahead:
    • Monitor your BCC Email regularly and schedule a meeting early with your Academic Success Coach or faculty using Starfish.
    • Come to advisement appointments on time and prepared with questions.
    • Review your GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS in Degree Works prior to your advisement appointment.
  • Be an active participant: Identifying your career/education goals and create an academic plan.
  • Be up front: academic and personal integrity go a long way at BCC and beyond.

What to Expect from Advising Teams:

  • Be accessible to you for meetings during scheduled appointment or walk-in hours.
  • Provide a safe, respectful, and supportive environment that honors confidentiality for advising.
  • Assist you in defining your academic, career and personal goals.
  • Guidance and support at every step of your journey at BCC.
  • Information about all the services on campus.
  • Help while you learn and examine who you are and where you want to be.

Be Informed

Student Responsibilities:

  • Be aware of your academic progress and grades on OSSES, Black Board and/or CUNY First
  • Be knowledgeable regarding all campus events, workshops and services by monitoring your BCC email.
  • Be in constant contact with your professors and advisor about academic or personal problems that may affect you academic goals.

What to Expect from Advising Teams:

  • Listen to your Concerns
  • Assist you in outlining an academic and career plan that supports your goals
  • Clearly explain course selections within your major and degree requirements including transfer options.
  • Assist you in understanding BCC policies and procedures.

Be Successful

Student Responsibilities:

What to Expect from Advising Teams:

  • Be empowering by assisting you to become a responsible and independent learner.
  • Refer you to other campus services and resources.

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