Advising and Counseling Center

The Center provides a supportive and professional environment promoting the exploration and development of individual strengths that encourage academic success and personal growth.

The Center is dedicated to furthering the educational mission of Sussex County Community College by assisting students to be academically successful. Take advantage of the knowledge and resources you’ll find at the Advising and Counseling Center. We can assist you with:

Resources for Students in Advising and Counseling

Academic Planning and Advising is an essential part of your education and planning your goals. 

  • Explore programs of study
  • Select a program that matches your professional goals and creating an academic plan
  • Choose the right courses each semester
  • Find the services and support you may need throughout your journey

Seek advisement well in advance of upcoming registration dates. Advising is ongoing throughout your college education, make sure to connect with your advisor to map out your academic plan early.

You can keep track of which courses you have taken and which courses are still required by following your major’s checksheet. Checksheets are available online, in the College Catalog, and the Advising and Counseling Center.

Start your academic planning now Book an Appointment.

Priority Registration

It is recommended to plan your schedule, so you are prepared for Priority Registration, which provides an opportunity for current students to select their classes before new students.



Finding your career path is a process that requires self-awareness and self-assessment.

At Sussex, Career Exploration is part of the Advising & Counseling Center. We can assist you with career exploration to help you identify a Career Path and the jobs and majors in that path. 

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Focus 2 guides users through a reliable, intuitive career and education decision-making model to help them choose a college, select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions and take action in their career development.

This tool helps to navigate the world of majors and occupations by identifying or confirming your interests, values, skills, and personality.

First-time users need to create an account.

  1. Log in to Focus -2
  2. Click on Register to create a new account. 
  3. Choose your username and the password.
  4. Access Code is: SKYLANDERS
  5. Take a few of the 10-15 minute assessments and bring them into your appointment.

Once you set up an account with Focus 2, you may use it at any time.

Get free confidential and professional short-term counseling. You can also attend workshops, reduce your stress and get referrals to local community resources. See what Personal Counseling Services has to offer and visit the Personal Counseling webpage or download the Personal Counseling Information Brochure.

There are many outside organizations that offer Support and Community Resources

Whether you are transferring into Sussex or from Sussex let us help you make that transition easier. Discuss your plans with our Transfer Counselor and find out more about the Transfer Services we provide.