For the rest of the Spring semester to May 20, 2020, instruction and College services will be delivered remotely. Students and non-essential personnel should not be on the main campus or the Monroe Center. Students and employees should monitor their College email and the FCC COVID-19 webpage. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.846.2469.
For all advising assistance during this time, contact email@example.com.
Counselors and advisors offer guidance and support throughout the College experience, helping students identify plans, pursue aspirations, and achieve success. Counselors and advisors help students find solutions when problems arise, and celebrate accomplishments when challenges are overcome.
Working together, we support students in realizing their personal, academic, and career goals. We also connect students with information, tools, and resources that encourage self-directed learning.
All new students who are recent high school graduates are introduced to Counseling & Advising services during ROAR (Required Orientation, Advising, & Registration).
Counselors and advisors help students:
- Build an individualized plan for success
- Connect to College resources and services
- Define immediate objectives and broad academic goals
- Discover short-term and long-term career goals
- Ease the transition into life as a college student
- Prepare to enter the workforce
- Identify, foresee, and resolve challenges
- Transfer to a four-year college
Counseling & Advising Appointment Options
We recognize the distinctive and emerging needs of each FCC student and offer many ways for every individual to access the support needed for success.
are one-on-one meetings that take place in person. Meetings match expert advisors to student needs. Together, they plan for successes and collaborate to resolve individual challenges. Same day appointments are often available for 30 or 60 minutes, and students can select general or specialized services when using the online appointment scheduling tool below.
Face-to-face appointments are best for:
- Students who needs comprehensive support
- Students who are in complex or unusual situations
- Students who are facing new or unexpected challenges
- Students who are studying specialized academic areas
- Students who prefer to meet in person and allow ample time for discussion
Schedule an Advising Appointment
is a dedicated FCC email account that receives student questions and routes them to the best staff member to help. This option is always available and is monitored during normal business hours. Advisors typically respond within 24-36 hours.
Quick Question Advising
is available in Jefferson Hall during normal business hours. Front-desk advisors provide instant answers to the most common student questions. This face-to-face service takes just a few minutes or less, and no appointment is required. General questions can be answered quickly, while situations that require appointments can be identified and quickly scheduled with the help of FCC staff.
Visit the Counseling and Advising office on the second floor of Jefferson Hall.
is an interactive video conference scheduled between student and advisor. This option is available by appointment during normal business hours and is best for students in unique situations that prohibit the ability to meet face-to-face.
Schedule an Advising Appointment