After the first registration, students enrolled in degree or certificate programs will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist in course planning and academic progress review. Any student who is not assigned to a faculty advisor 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. You can access Academic Advising Center services whenever your advisor is unavailable or when you need the expertise of advising/counseling staff. Academic advising and counseling services are available through the Academic Advising Center for all students.
You 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.
Checklist for meeting with your Advisor:
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 “roadmap” to your advising meeting.
Write down and bring a list of your questions for your advisor.
If you choose to continue your education at a four-year college or university, you are encouraged to meet with the Transfer Coordinator during your first year at Tunxis. You can obtain current information on application procedures, course selection and transferability. 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 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.
The Academic Advising Center
The Academic Advising Center provides a wide range of services to assist you with self exploration, goal-setting, decision-making, problem-solving and academic planning issues. Counselors and advisors are trained in academic, career and transfer advising as well as personal counseling. You should contact the Academic Advising Center Secretary to set up an appointment with a Counselor or an Advisor.
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, Secretary
For more information, or to book an appointment, contact the Academic Advising Center at 860.255.3540.Read More