Academic Advising & Counseling

The Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center (AAC) provides a wide range of services to assist continuing students with self exploration, goal-setting, decision-making, problem-solving and academic planning issues. ACC staff are trained in academic, career and transfer advising, as well as personal counseling. Continuing or readmit students may contact the Academic Advising Center to set up an appointment with a Counselor or an Advisor.

All new students seeking academic advising should contact the admissions office at 860.773.1490.

Academic Advising

All students enrolled in degree or certificate programs will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist in course planning and academic progress review. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their assigned faculty advisor early in the semester. To find your assigned advisor’s name, please follow the steps below.

Finding Your Advisor’s Name:

  • Sign in to myCommnet
  • Click Banner Self-Service at the top
  • Click on Student Records
  • Click on View Information
  • Click Submit
  • Look for Primary Advisor (non-degree students are assigned to the Academic Advising Center)

Non-degree students are not assigned to a faculty advisor and should make an appointment through the Academic Advising Center to discuss program requirements, course selection and academic program planning. Services include, but are not limited to, placement test interpretation, assessment of academic interests and strengths, and year-round academic schedule planning. Continuing students can access Academic Advising Center services whenever their advisor is unavailable or when the expertise of advising/counseling staff is needed.

Before meeting with your advisor, you should:

  • Familiarize yourself with all of your program requirements.
  • Think about and develop a schedule prior to your advising meeting.
  • Use the course schedule to check for classes that you may need.
  • Bring a copy of your program/matriculation guide to your advising meeting.
  • Write down and bring a list of your questions for your advisor.

Career Counseling

Continuing students are encouraged to explore occupational objectives and opportunities. Trained counselors assist in these career-planning efforts by offering a wide variety of resources including assessments to evaluate skills, values and personality, online employment databases and résumé handbooks, and job search and interviewing strategies. Opportunities to explore career options and to assess your interests are also available. This supportive process helps to clarify your educational and career goals.

Transfer Counseling

Tunxis students who choose to continue their education at a four-year college or university are encouraged to meet with the Transfer Coordinator during their first year at Tunxis. You can obtain current information on transfer application procedures, course selection and the transferability of credits. Details of the various transfer agreements Tunxis has with public and private institutions are also available. Opportunities to meet representatives from four-year institutions at a variety of activities including the annual Transfer College Fair, workshops, and one-on-one appointments are also available.

Personal and Social Counseling

Solution-focused brief counseling is available if you are experiencing personal and/or social concerns. Counselors provide a private environment in which students may discuss and explore attitudes, feelings and values in a non-judgmental and confidential manner. If you need more extensive therapy, you will be referred to appropriate community agencies. The Academic Advising Center collaborates with other departments to offer wellness programs, encouraging healthy life choices for all Tunxis students.

You can complete an anonymous mental health screening at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/tunxis*.

Staff

Darryl Reome, Director of Advising, Counseling, and Student Retention

Maggie Carlin, Student Services Specialist

Vivian Craven, Counselor

Kim James, Director of Career Services

Kelly Pittman, Transfer Coordinator/Academic Advisor

Judy Reilly-Roberts, Counselor

Deborath Mendoza, Office Assistant

Continuing students seeking more information, or who wish to schedule an appointment, may contact the Academic Advising Center at 860.773.1510.
All new students seeking academic advising should contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490.