Advising

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Full Academic Year Registration (FAYR)*is near. Schedule your Advising Appointment Now!

Before meeting with any academic advisor, remember to always follow the:
PRE-ADVISING CHECKLIST 
Upcoming Events

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IF YOU NEED:
Drop-in Advising Schedule with Zoom Link

Friday, April 26 - Fiesta Holiday
(No Virtual Services)

Drop-in advising is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. When visiting the department without an appointment, you can expect extended wait times. We would like for you to have the best possible advising experience so, for your convenience, consider virtual drop-ins. 

January 29 - May 11 (Monday - Friday)

DAY VIRTUAL DROP-INS ON-CAMPUS DROP-INS *
MON N/A N/A
TUES 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
TUES 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. N/A
WED N/A N/A
THUR N/A N/A
FRI 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SAT (1st of the month) N/A 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
* On-campus drop-ins are located in the Moody Learning Center (MLC) on the ground floor. 

Drop-In Services:

  • Receive brief (≤ 15 mins) advising guidance 
  • Get assistance with general questions
  • Review Registration PIN tasks 
  • Identify resources to support your success in school
  • Complete Change of Major and Change of Primary Institution requests

CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULED VIRTUAL DROP-IN SERVICES

Friday, April 26 - Fiesta Holiday
(No Virtual Services)

Advising Appointments
NOTE: Transient (visiting) students are able to meet with advisors through in-person and virtual (Zoom) drop-ins only
  • January 29 - May 4:
    • Advising appointments available through Navigate in ACES. 
    • All students will be referred to drop-in advising.
  • Receive 30-45 min guidance through your ASSIGNED ADVISOR
  • New SAC students, are assigned an advisor by census day of their first semester on campus and, can begin scheduling appointments after attending a general advising session. 
  • Visit Advising How-to Guides to learn how to schedule appointments
  • Get assistance with Dismissal petitions, Financial Aid appeals, and Graduation applications
  • Review your Individual Success Plan (ISP)
  • Complete advising before submitting 3-peat/27-hour Tuition Appeal
  • Learn how to petition for Course Overloads
  • Contact the Advising Office if your assigned advisor's schedule does not appear in Navigate 
* Visit "My Page" on ACES to view "My Advisor" & contact your advising institute if you do not have an assigned advisor:
Please include your Banner ID number
Important Dates & Payment Deadlines
NOTE: Registration before an upcoming deadline requires payment in full or, to avoid being dropped on the payment deadline, you should consider establishing a Payment Plan  

Here are important dates for you to take note of:

  • SUMMER 2024 PAYMENT DEADLINES (7:30 P.M.)
    • May 9, 2024
    • May 16, 2024
    • May 30, 2024
    • June 6, 2024
    • June 13, 2024
    • June 20, 2024
    • July 11, 2024
  • COLLEGE CLOSURES & DEADLINES:
    • April 26, 2024: Fiesta Holiday
    • April 30, 2024: Submission deadline for Change of Primary Institution (Summer 2024)
    • May 22, 2024: Commencement Ceremony
    • June 19, 2024: Juneteenth Holiday
    • July 4, 2024: Independence Day Holiday
    • July 31, 2024: Submission deadline for Change of Primary Institution (Fall 2024)
    • September 2, 2024: Labor Day
    • October 18, 2024: Student Success Division Retreat (TENTATIVE)
    • October 25, 2024: Employee Development Day (TENTATIVE)
    • November 28 -  December 1, 2024: Thanksgiving Weekend
    • November 30, 2024: Submission deadline for Change of Primary Institution (Spring 2025)
    • December 19, 2024 - January 1, 2025: Winter Break
    • January 20, 2025: Martin Luther King Day
    • February 28, 2025: SAC Scores (Limited in-person advising services only)
    • March 17-23, 2025: Spring Break
    • March 31, 2025: Cesar Chavez Holiday
    • April 18-20, 2025: Easter Holiday

Registration Information & Course Details

    • If you need to withdraw from a course, watch the video below:

Satisfactory Academic Progress (Financial Aid Appeal)

Submission Dates

  • Fall 2024: May 1 - June 27, 2024 (before 11:59 p.m.)
  • Spring 2025: September 9 - November 4, 2024 (before 11:59 p.m.)
  • Summer 2025: No Appeal Process

Complete your SAP Appeal

  • Watch this brief tutorial:

  • Update your GPS degree plan in ACES
  • Make your SAP appointment in Navigate or visit Advising in Moody Learning Center (MLC) ground floor to schedule your session 
  • Complete your Reasons for Appealing in ACES (Visit Writing Center for help preparing your reasons)
    • Log onto Alamo Colleges ACES Portal
    • Select “Student” tab
    • Select “Web Services” link
    • Select “Financial Aid” link
    • Select “Appeal for Financial Aid Reinstatement” link
    • Complete the 3 required statements for the online Appeal form
      • Reason for suspension
      • Action Plan
      • Educational Goals
  • Submit supporting documentation to the Financial Aid office within seven (7) days

Students completing SAP appeals must be current SAC students:

REMINDERS FOR:

Contact your assigned advisor for additional assistance. Visit ACES "My Page" for the name and e-mail of your assigned advisor. If you do not have an assigned advisor, contact your advising institute:

Please include your Banner ID number

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