Academic advising is more than selecting courses for an upcoming semester or making a plan to graduate. Students should initiate and maintain contact with advisors to discuss situations and issues affecting academic performance, including:
- Enrolling in Gecko Gear Up
- Academic and professional & technical programs
- Exploration of educational and life goals
- Information on campus resources and services
- Selection and sequencing of courses
- University transfer options
- Work and family commitments
Advisors will listen and respond to personal interests and concerns, suggest useful college resources, know college and departmental policies and procedures, make appropriate referrals for student support services and provide guidance and assistance with academic, career and life goals.
In order to see an advisor you must have completed the Student Information Form.
Areas of Advisement at Washington Campus
GateWay offers academic advisement in the following program areas:
- Automotive, Environment & Industrial Technology
- Business & Information Technology
- Healthcare & Nursing
- University Transfer
Advisors provide assistance in helping students choose an academic pathway that's the right fit for their schedules and career goals.
Regular Advising Schedule at Washington Campus for fall and spring (except August and January — walk-ins only):
- Monday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday - Appointments, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday - Appointments, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Fridays during summer)
Please arrive two hours before closing on walk-in days to ensure an appointment.
Schedule an Appointment
Call: (602) 286-8200
Trade and Technical Training/Clock Hour Programs
Central City Campus
Call: (602) 238-4350
Deer Valley Campus
Call: (602) 392-5000
SouthWest Skill Center
Call: (623) 535-2700
Checksheets are tools used between students and advisors in order to outline courses needed for a particular program of study and help promote success. View the list of Advisement Check Sheets offered by the Maricopa Community Colleges for more details.
When meeting with an advisor, you will review your existing credits from other institutions. To help guide you through transfer equivalencies, please visit the Maricopa Community College Transfer Equivalency System. Note that the equivalencies shown in the system are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Although new equivalencies are added each day, it is not possible to include all equivalencies. Speak with your advisor about previous coursework and applicability of your credits.
Advising Tools in Your Student Center
It is now easier than ever to keep track of your education plan and check the progress of your degree online in your Student Center at my.maricopa.edu. All of these tools can be found by clicking the “Other Academic” drop-down list in your Student Center.
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