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Human Services

Monday, 4/26 from 10am - 12pm

Humanities (Art, Graphic Design, Communications, English, Foreign Language, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Theater Arts, General Studies

Monday, 4/26 1-3pm

Behavioral and Social Science (Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)

Monday, 4/26 3-5pm AND
Wednesday, 4/28 3-5pm

Criminal Justice

Tuesday, 4/27 10am - 12pm

Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, 4/28 10am - 12pm

Math/Science (Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Mathematics, Medical Assisting, Pre-Nursing, Physics)

Wednesday, 4/28 1-3pm

Business Administration (Accounting, Business, Business Office Technology, Economics)

Thursday, 4/29 1-3pm

Advising Action Steps

NEW Students

All new students must complete the online orientation and submit their GPA/SAT scores before getting advised for classes. If you know your high school GPA, please provide it here.

There are two ways to be advised:

  1. Opt-in to have a pre-selected schedule done by one of our professional advisors and be automatically registered for those classes by the end of the day

    Click Here For Course Selection Opt In

  2. OR speak to an advisor today LIVE in our virtual room:

    Speak to an advisor today LIVE in our virtual room


If you are a student that is transferring from another college, or a student that is visiting our college and does not plan on complete a degree at HCC, please make sure that you have your unofficial transcripts readily available, so that our advisors can assist you with course selection.

ALL Students

You have two ways of getting advised with one of our professional advisors:

  1. Speak to an advisor today in one of our live virtual rooms:

    Speak to an advisor today LIVE in our virtual room

  2. OR if today is not convenient, you may request an advising appointment, and an advisor will reach out to you in the next 24-48 business hours:

    Request Advising Appointmen

“Ask Advising” Virtual Chats

Advising & Student Success welcomes you to our weekly “Ask Advising” Virtual Chats for HCC Students. For the safety of our students, staff and Faculty, we are conducting these chats online only. During these chat sessions students will be able to speak with Advisors live and ask their questions in real time via Webex. These are not meant to replace a formal Advising Session, but it is meant for us to stay connected and help you along in your journey especially in an unprecedented time like now where students are needing connection and extra support. We understand that you may be facing some uncertainties but we promise you that our staff is here and ready to help.

Tuesdays: 1 pm - 3 pm
Fridays: 10 am - 12 pm

PLEASE NOTE: The links to each session will be available only on the days when chats are offered.

If you would like to schedule a full session at another time please click here.

Resource Videos for New Students

Student Services

Title IX


Course Search

Registering through MyCommNet

Printing Course Schedule

The following list of documents are referenced in some of the videos above. You may download them by clicking on the links below.

Academic Career Planner
Advising Worksheet

Request for Remote Advising

Students should wait at least 24-48 hours before they expect to hear from an Advising Representative. Please kindly be patient. Thank you! If you experience any trouble please email .

Helpful Reminders

Continuing students are encouraged to see their faculty advisors early in the registration period to discuss program requirements and the appropriate sequence of courses to take during their stay at HCC.

Continuing students are strongly encouraged to print and bring a copy of Degree Works to their advising session.

For the winter intersession and spring semester, early advising and registration begins in November.

For the summer session and fall semester, early advising and registration begins in April.

Faculty advisors are not available during the summer months or during holiday intersession. Summer months include June, July, and August. Holiday intersession includes spring break and winter intersession.

Advisors are available to all students remotely during this time

Continuing Student Advising

Departmental & Program Advisors are EXTREMELY important to identify and connect with on your Academic journey.

Faculty AdvisorsCan Help You:

  • Explore academic interests
  • Develop an appropriate  course schedule
  • Provide letters of recommendation
  • And more!

Start planning now with your advisor!
Click Here To Make An Appointment With An Advisor

Online Advising Hours every Tuesday from 10 to 12 and every Thursday from 2 to 4.

Not sure who your faculty advisor is?

  1. Sign into my.CommNet.edu with your banner ID.
  2. Click on the DegreeWorks box in the lower left corner your Faculty Advisor’s name will be in the upper right-hand corner of your DegreeWorks worksheet. Use the Faculty/ Staff directory on the HCC website to find office hours, locations, phone numbers and/or email addresses.

Plan For Success Worksheets

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) – Plan for Success Worksheet
Academic Probation & Suspension – Plan for Success Worksheet:

Downloadable Forms

Change of Major Form

Next Steps for Advising

Identify what student type you are from the categories below. Please click on the appropriate student type to read more about preparing for and scheduling your Advising appointment. Note: The advising requirements may be different for each student type.

New College Student

New Students

(first time in any college)


New Students

All New students (first time in any college) are required to first complete the mandatory online orientation before advisement. The orientation should take no more than an hour. Once complete an advisor will automatically reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

New Student Checklist

New Student Orientation

Continuing Students

Continuing Students

(currently enrolled)


Continuing Students

Continuing students are encouraged to make every effort to contact their faculty advisors in their programs to discuss suggested courses for the upcoming semesters. Building a relationship with your Professors is one of the main keys to success. Faculty members are also the experts in their field. Here is a list of faculty advisors by program. If students are unsuccessful connecting with their faculty advisor, they should:

  • Take a look at your DegreeWorks Evaluation. Access Degreeworks by signing into my.commnet.edu. Look to the lower left side of the page and click on the Housatonic Community College hyperlink.
  • Review your Continuing Student Advising Checklist
    Continuing Student Checklist
  • Schedule an advising appointment through the online Request for Remote Advising Form.
    Request Advising Session


Transfer Students

(plan to graduate from HCC)

Visiting Student

Visiting Students

(no plans to graduate, just taking a couple courses)


Visiting Students

All Visiting Students Must:

  • Be prepared to present an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) from any and all of your institutions previously attended. If you do not have an unofficial to present to the advisor for your advising session we will not be able to assist you with registration
    *The Advising & Student Success Office will only accept unofficial college transcripts for the first semester. Official transcripts are to be sent to Housatonic by the student’s second semester.
  • Please Review Visiting Student Checklist
    Visiting Student Checklist
  • Complete the Request for Remote Advising Form.
    Request Advising Session
Students should know what Subject, Course Number and Course Title they wish to register for (Ex: PSY 111: General Psychology)

Readmit Student

Readmit Students

(reapplying to HCC after 2+ years)


Readmit Students

Before Advising, Readmit students must::

  1. Visit Admissions to fill out the readmit application ()
  2. Visit the Welcome Desk and/or Student Services Center to reset their mycommnet and become reacquainted with the online student platform (
  3. Review your Readmit Student Advising Checklist before scheduling an appointment Advising Session Checklist

    Request Advising Session

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

(Interested in attending HCC & have not applied.)


Prospective Students

If you are interested in attending a Connecticut community college, please fill out the recruit form below.

Click Here For Form

Advising Virtual Events

“Ask Advising” Virtual Chats

Tuesdays 1 pm - 3 pm
Fridays 10 am - 12 pm


Transfer Tuesdays

Every Tuesday until May 4
12 pm - 1 pm


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