Registering for classes can be one of the most important things that you can do in college. It can also be one of the most confusing! When you were in high school you had a lot of help choosing what classes were appropriate for you and your needs.
Your parents, guidance counselor, resource teacher, and other teachers assisted you in deciding what classes you should take. In college, this type of guidance comes from your adviser. He or she knows what classes you need for your chosen major, what will transfer to other colleges, and what courses you need to graduate.
In order for your adviser to do a good job in the advising process however, you need to be a good communicator. Sharing certain basic information with your adviser like what your major is, what your plans after community college are, if you plan on working while attending college, and what your special needs are, can make a big impact on choosing the right classes for you.
Your adviser’s goal is to help you have a successful college career while attending Central Community College. Of course, your motivation, class participation and attendance, along with your ability to advocate for yourself and seek out assistance will also play a big part in your success. But registering for the right classes is a good place to start.
Be prepared for the advising session. Remember your adviser is prepared to assist you, but cannot help you make good decisions without your honest input. She or he also may not remember everything you talked about the last time you met. Many other students will visit your adviser for help throughout the year too.
In addition, it is your responsibility to keep records of any communication you have had with your adviser. Use the folder supplied to you by the Disability Services Office to keep any notes you have made.
The following questions have been developed to make sure your advising experience is a positive and productive one. If you choose, the disability services staff will help you prepare for the meeting with your adviser. Together you will review the following questions and she will help you write down your needs.
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The following is a point-by-point comparison of disability law and some services/accommodations and the way in which they differ between high school and college.
MDT = Multidisciplinary Team Evaluation DSS = Disability Services for Students IEP = Individual Education Plan
In order to directly address complaints specific to disability-related accommodations, the disability services office has adopted an internal right of appeal procedure. This procedure allows for equitable resolution, within a reasonable time, of complaints by students with disabilities who allege violation(s) of their rights under the ADAAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
If the student believes the accommodation(s) provided are not reasonable, the below-listed procedure should be followed. The goal of the Disability Services Office staff is to accomplish each step as quickly as possible.