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Advisement & Registration FAQ

(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?
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?
What if I am required to register in person?
How do I know who my assigned advisor is?
I am assigned to the Student Advising & Counseling Center, how do I make an appointment?
I am assigned to a Faculty Advisor, how do I make an appointment?
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 an advisor 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 advisor determine are appropriate during you advisement meetings. You can register online (if eligible) or in person at the Registrar’s Office located in the Administration Building B217.

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

No, you are not required to meet with an advisor if you are eligible to register online but we highly recommend meeting with your advisor so they can assist you in course selection, goal setting and planning. Working with an advisor on a regular basis will keep you on track. Students who are required to register in person will not be able to register without the required signed registration form and signatures from their advisor.

What is Advisement?

Advisement is a time for you to meet with your assigned 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. Appointments are recommended if you are assigned to the Student Advising & Counseling Center. If you’re assigned a faculty advisor, you may need to schedule an appointment to meet with him/her directly.
Advisement is ongoing throughout the year.

What is Priority Registration?

Priority Registration is 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. During Priority Registration you can register online (if eligible) or in person at the Student Advising & Counseling Center located in the Administration Building – B206 to sign up for classes.

Who is eligible to register online?

All current students with no developmental requirements, financial holds and who are not on Academic Probation are eligible to register online.

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

No, but it is highly recommended to keep your academic goals in place.

How do I register online

Log on to your student portal. Follow these easy steps: Online Registration Instructions.

What if I am required to register in person

For students that are required to register in person, you must see your assigned advisor. Your advisor will discuss your academic plan and sign your Registration Form. Bring this Form to the Registrar’s Office and they will assist you in the registration process. The Registrar’s Office is located in the Administration Building- B217.

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

I am assigned to the Student Advising & Counseling Center. How do I book an appointment?

Appointments are encouraged to ensure a counselor is available for you but is not required. Book an appointment here.

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

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.

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 Student Advising & Counseling Center located in the Administration Building, B206.

Day students who are unable to meet with their Faculty Advisor should contact the Dean of their division:

Kathleen Okay
Interim Asst VP of Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty
973-300-2257
kokay@sussex.edu

Sherry Fitzgerald
Dean of Instruction, Business, Computer Science, Math, Technical, Applied & Performing Arts & Remote Education
973-300-2127
sfitzgerald@sussex.edu