Welcome to the Advising Center
Advisors are available for phone and video appointments – you can choose what works best for you! Check out our Resources for Students page for helpful tips and information.
New & Returning Students
All new and returning students start at the Advising Center. You are a new student if you have never taken classes at GCC before. You are a returning student if you have taken classes at GCC before but have been away for at least one semester. We will help you determine your course placement and next steps. You only need 15-20 minutes for this initial conversation! We recommend joining us during virtual New Student Drop-In:
Monday-Friday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, except Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27
If you can’t join us for Drop-In, you can schedule a time that works better for you by calling (413) 775-1339.
Some students may need to take placement tests. Others will be ready to register. Either way, the advisor you talk to will get you to the appropriate next step!
When new students are ready to register they will be scheduled an appointment with an advisor knowledgeable about their degree or certificate program. These appointments typically take 30 minutes to an hour.
Advisors can help you register and make changes to your course schedule, complete a degree audit, make an academic plan, discuss long-term goals, and check-in if you have questions or concerns about your semester.
All students are assigned to a faculty or staff advisor based on their major. You can find your advisor by logging in to your MyGCC account. Non-matriculated students (meaning students who are not enrolled in a degree or certificate program but are taking GCC classes) are all advised by the Advising Center.
Start by contacting your assigned advisor. If you are unable to connect with them or still need help after meeting with them, any student can contact the Advising Center. The best way to make an appointment is by calling (413) 775-1339 or by filling out an Appointment Request Form.
Any student can send advising questions or concerns to email@example.com. Depending on the extent of the issue, you may be asked to make an appointment.
General & Specialized Advising Contacts
|New students & Non-matriculated students||
All new students start at the Advising Center. Our staff advisors will help you We will help you determine your course placement and get you to your next step.
Non-matriculated students (meaning students who are not enrolled in a degree or certificate program but are taking GCC classes) are all advised by the Advising Center.
|Art||Students enrolled in one of our art programs
Paul Lindale firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 775-1241
|Business||Students enrolled in a Business & Information Technology Department program
Jeff Galbraith email@example.com (413) 775-1483
|Dual Enrollment||High school students enrolled in college classes
Tamatha Gaumnitz firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 775-1846
Peggy Fallon email@example.com (413) 775-1398
|Engineering||Students enrolled in our Associate in Science in Engineering
Ted Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 775-1429
|ESOL||Students for whom English is a second or other language
Jessica Wiltz email@example.com (413) 775-1863
|Health Occupations||Students in our Health Science program
Academic Advising Center firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 775-1339
Patricia Wachter email@example.com (413) 775-1202
For questions about applying to our Nursing or LPN programs
Laura Earl firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 775-1816
Additional Health Occupations advising resources →
|Music||Students enrolled in our music option
Matthew Shippee email@example.com (413) 775-1228
|Sustainability||Students in Environmental Science, Farm and Food Systems or Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency
Natalie Feliciano firstname.lastname@example.org
|Students planning to transfer to a four-year degree program
Advising Center email@example.com (413) 775-1339