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From August 18 through September 6, SCCC offers Extended Office Hours during Fall Registration

Advisement & Registration Questions

(If your question is not answered here, then you can use the Ask a Counselor form below to submit a question.)

I am a new student how do I register for classes?
What is the difference between Advisement & Registration?
Do I need to meet with a Counselor or Faculty Advisor before I can register for classes?
What is Early Advisement?
What is Priority Registration?
Who is eligible to register online?
I am eligible for online registration, do I still need to meet with a Counselor or Faculty Advisor?
How do I register online?
How do I know who my assigned advisor is?
I am assigned to the Counseling & Advising Center. How do I make an appointment to see a counselor?
I am assigned to a Faculty Advisor. How do I make an appointment to meet with them?
What if I can’t get in to see my Faculty Advisor?

I am a new student how do I register for classes?

All new students should refer to the “Get Started” section of our website.

What is the difference between Advisement & Registration?

Advisement is the process of meeting with a Counselor or Faculty Advisor to identify your educational plans and understand your degree requirements. Meetings should occur throughout the semester, not just during registration periods. Counselors and Faculty Advisors are here to answer questions about your educational goals or academic degree.

Registration is the process of registering for the courses that you and your Counselor/Faculty Advisor determine are appropriate during you advisement meetings. You register online (if eligible) or in person at the Registrar’s Office located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building B-217, to complete the registration process.

Do I need to meet with a Counselor or Faculty Advisor before I can register for classes?

Yes, a Counselor or Faculty Advisor will assist you in course selection, goal setting and planning. It is recommended that you work with a Counselor or Faculty Advisor on a regular basis. Your advisor will sign off on the paperwork you will need to register. If you plan to register online, your advisor will grant you the required permission. You will not be able to register without the required paperwork and signatures, or an online release.

What is Early Advisement?

Early Advisement is a time prior to Priority Registration for you to meet with your assigned Counselor or Faculty Advisor to discuss and plan out your next semester’s course selection. It is also an opportunity to discuss any other questions you may have about your program or your educational goals. If you are assigned to the Counseling & Advising Center, no appointment is necessary to meet with a counselor. If your assigned advisor is a faculty member, you may need to schedule an appointment to meet with him/her. During Early Advisement you will complete the required paperwork needed to register. It is recommended that you seek advisement in advance of the Priority Registration dates.

What is Priority Registration?

Priority Registration is a period of time when current SCCC students can register for the upcoming semester in advance of new students. Registration during this period is highly recommended in order to secure the best schedule. Registration is only possible if you have met with a Counselor or Faculty Advisor. During Priority Registration you go can go online (if eligible) or in person to the Registrar’s Office located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building B-217, to sign up for classes.

Who is eligible to register online?

All current students with no unmet developmental requirements, financial holds and who are not on Academic Probation are eligible to register online. Students with 18 or more completed college credits who meet these requirements can register online here: http://sussex.edu/priorityreg/

A Counselor or Faculty Advisor must confirm your eligibility in the portal in order for you to be able to register online.

I am eligible for online registration, do I still need to meet with a Counselor or Faculty Advisor?

Yes, in order to register online you still need to seek advisement. Your Counselor or Faculty Advisor will need to grant you permission to access the online registration portion of the MySussexPortal.

How do I register online

Make sure you are eligible to register online and your Counselor or Faculty Advisor has released you to register online.

Log on to your student portal. Detailed instructions are posted at http://sussex.edu/currentstudents/

How do I know who my assigned advisor is?

All new students, and most students with less than 24 earned credits, are assigned to work with any of the Counselors in the Counseling and Advising Center. Once you have earned 24 college credits, you are assigned to a Faculty Advisor based on your major.

Some programs of study advise all students’ from their first semester. These majors are: Accounting, Chemistry, Child Development, Graphic Design, Graphic Design -Gaming option, Hotel/Restaurant, Liberal Arts- Anthropology option, Liberal Arts-Dramatic Arts option, Paralegal Studies, Studios Arts, (Design or Photography options).

You can determine who your advisor is by checking the MySussexPortal. Advisor assignments are also provided in the Early Advisement letter sent to your mailing address.

I am assigned to the Counseling & Advising Center. How do I make an appointment to see a counselor?

No appointment is needed to see a Counselor for academic advisement. However sometimes it is necessary to schedule an appointment for personal, career or transfer counseling.

I am assigned to a Faculty Advisor. How do I make an appointment to meet with them?

Your Faculty Advisor’s name, room location, phone and email address are in the advisor letter mailed to your mailing address. Faculty email and phone numbers are available on the college’s website. Faculty Advisor office hours are also available in the Faculty Office located in the lower level of the C Building.

What if I can’t get in to see my Faculty Advisor?

Evening students who cannot meet with their faculty advisor due to scheduling conflicts can go to the Counseling & Advising Center for Advisement. Counseling & Advising Center (B206) Hours: Mon – Thurs. 8 am – 6:30 pm, Friday 8 am-5 pm. Day students who are unable to meet with their Faculty Advisor should contact the Dean of their division:

Kathleen Okay
Dean of Liberal Arts, Social Science, and Education
973-300-2153
kokay@sussex.edu

Peter Schoch
Interim Dean of Business, Law, Math and Sciences
973-300-2342
pschoch@sussex.edu