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The mission of the Academic Advising Program at Nassau Community College is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their goals. Further, it is to fully inform students regarding requirements in their areas of concentration and expose students to the variety of course and degree options offered by the College. This should take the form of an ongoing discussion between advisor and student, beyond merely a consideration of selecting courses for registration.

The Office of Academic Advisement, located in the Student Services Center, is the primary academic advisement provider for liberal arts and undecided students. The Center is staffed by a core of trained professional advisors and teaching faculty. Students in programs other than Liberal Arts should contact their academic department to inquire about advisement opportunities, although general advisement information is always available during business hours.

The Center notifies new students of advisement information via their NCC email. Current and returning students are seen on a walk-in basis.

  • NCC photo ID card or Government-issued photo ID is required for sign-in. Students will be advised in the order they have arrived.


Although the Office of Academic Advisement is available as a resource to all students, there are some exceptions with regard to advising procedures and locations.

Exception by Number of Developmental Courses to be completed:

  • Currently attending or returning Liberal Arts students with two or three developmental courses to be completed should contact the Department of Student Personnel Services for advisement information. Call 516.572.7506 for hours, or visit Building M (Nassau Hall), Room 11.

Exception by Academic Standing:

  • All Liberal Arts Students on "Academic Warning" should contact the Department of Student Personnel Services for advisement information. Call 516.572.7506 for hours, or visit Building M (Nassau Hall), Room 11.
  • All students on "Academic Probation", regardless of major must see a counselor from the Center for Educational and Retention Counseling Center (CERC) for advisement, located in Building M, Room 19. Please call for hours at 516.572.7141.