Academic Advising

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:

Advisors provide assistance in helping students choose an academic pathway that's the right fit for their schedules and career goals and tips on how to self enroll. Watch video below for details.


Fall & Spring Advising Hours

Monday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Appointments, 1 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Appointments, 1 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Appointments, 1 to 6 p.m.
Thursday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Appointments, 1 to 6 p.m.
Friday - Closed 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.; Appointments 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Advising Hours (May 11-July 31)

Monday - Appointments, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday - Walk-ins, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday - Appointments, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

January Peak Hours

Monday - Friday: Walk-ins, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday - Friday: Appointments, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Please arrive two hours before closing on walk-in days to ensure an appointment.


Schedule an Appointment
Washington Campus

Call: (602) 286-8200


Trade and Technical Training Programs

Central City Campus

Call: (602) 238-4350

Deer Valley Campus

Call: (602) 392-5000

SouthWest Skill Center

Call: (602) 392-5401



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.


Transfer Equivalency

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 All of these tools can be found by clicking the “Other Academic” drop-down list in your Student Center.


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