The Academic Advising and Counseling Center (AAC) provides a student-centered environment that helps empower students to reach their academic, personal, and career goals while enrolled at Tunxis Community College.

Our dedicated staff of professionals seek to help Tunxis students with being successful by serving as facilitators and advocates, empowering our students to make informed and responsible decisions that help students clarify and establish meaningful goals, while also helping them build and implement action plans to fulfill their aspirations.

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

The AAC offers a full range of academic and personal support services. We work in conjunction with faculty and staff to foster student growth and success by offering the following academic and personal services:

Academic Advising and Counseling Center Hours:

M, T, W, R8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Academic Advising

Quality academic advising is an integral part of your academic success and can enhance your educational experience. Through academic advising we seek to promote self-growth, independence, and accomplishment and do so by helping Tunxis students understand their academic major, its requirements, and by guiding students with selecting and registering for courses, as well as plan for upcoming semesters.

Non-degree students are not assigned a faculty advisor and should plan to meet with a AAC staff member to register for courses.

Counseling

Our counselors have the professional expertise and experience to help students grow in self-understanding and to gain insight into the nature of everyday problems and begin solving them more efficiently. The counseling staff can discuss your academic issues and dilemmas, assist with resolving conflicts affecting school work, and help make related life decisions. Through counseling programs and services we also help students develop skills to cope, manage stress, build confidence, and alleviate other personal barriers to your success in college. Referrals to outside agencies as needed.

Career Services

Our career services staff provide comprehensive programs, activities, and services that assist students to prepare for finding suitable employment. Through resume writing and interviewing skills workshops, job fairs, and on-campus recruitment opportunities, we help students discover their career aspirations while preparing them for employment in their field of study. In addition to on-campus career-focused events, web based self-assessment tools, such as the MBTI Personality Type Indicator and STRONG Interest Inventory, are also utilized to assist students in finding the fit between their competencies and the world of work.

Transfer Advising

Tunxis students interested in transferring to another institution are encouraged to meet with the Transfer Coordinator to learn about the numerous transfer opportunities that exist. Tunxis has a variety of transfer articulation agreements with both public and private four-year colleges and universities, including the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut State University system (Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western).

Academic Advising – Degree-seeking Students

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.

Find Your Advisor:
To see who your current advisor is and what major you are:
1. Go to my.commnet.edu
2. Login using your NetID and password.
3. Click on “Banner Student and Faculty Self-Service”
4. Go to “Student Records”
5. Click on “Advisor and Major.”

Non-degree Students

Non-degree students are not assigned to a faculty advisor and should make an appointment through the Academic Advising and Counseling 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 and Counseling Center services whenever their advisor is unavailable or when the expertise of advising/counseling staff is needed.

Hours of Operation

The following office hours are for the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session.
Please note: Hours of operation may vary during semester breaks, holidays and summer months.

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office by phone: 860.773.1510.

Location

The Academic Advising and Counseling Center is located in the 100 Building, directly across the hall from the Records Office/Registrar.

AAC Staff

Maggie Carlin
Student Services Specialist

Vivian Craven
Counselor

Samuel Kapros
Academic Advisor/Career Services

Deborath Mendoza
Secretary

Kelly Pittman
Transfer Coordinator/Academic Advisor

Judy Reilly-Roberts
Counselor

Darryl Reome
Director of Advising, Counseling and Student Retention