Advising

Advising

As a student at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, your success is important to us. Reynolds encourages first-year and non-curricular students to meet with academic advisors in any campus Student Success Center, and encourages second-year degree students, Career Studies Certificate (CSC) and Certificate students to meet with faculty advisors.

New students should complete the Reynolds placement test so that individual skill level in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics may be assessed for the purpose of appropriate course placement and selection. Visit the Testing Center page under Student Services for more information. Placement tests should be completed prior to meeting with an advisor.

Meeting with an academic advisor

New, non-curricular, and continuing students that have completed 30 or fewer credit hours are encouraged to meet with an advisor in any campus Student Success Center. Academic advisors are prepared to inform students about Reynolds policies and procedures, academic program requirements, and services. Students who have completed more than 30 credits or who are enrolled in a Certificate or Career Studies Certificate (CSC) should meet with a faculty advisor in their selected program.

Prepare for your meeting with an advisor.

  • Review the requirements for your academic program and develop a list of questions. Academic program curriculum requirements can be found online or in the Reynolds college catalog.
  • Write down or memorize your student identification number (EMPL ID).
  • Bring any additional information that may be useful during the advising session such as placement testing scores and unofficial transcripts from previously attended schools.
  • Realistically assess work, family, and outside obligation for the upcoming semester. 
  • Begin to think about your occupational and educational goals. If you need assistance in this area you may wish to meet with an advisor in one of the Career, Employment, & Transfer Centers.

Career and Transfer Advising

In addition to curricular advising, Reynolds provides transfer and career advising for students that intend to transfer to a four-year college or university, and/or that may need assistance with career exploration. Career, Employment, & Transfer Center advisors are available to assist students with the development of specific academic plans that will easily transfer to the institution(s) of their choice.