Academic Advising Appointments

Academic Advising Appointments

On Campus Advising Drop-Ins

Before You Schedule Your Appointment

Not all situations require an advising appointment. Before scheduling your appointment, review the following situations and solutions. If you were intending on meeting with an advisor about these situations, you may not need to schedule an appointment.

Academic Advising Appointments

Sign up for New Student Orientation online at southmountaincc.edu/nso. New Student Orientation is an essential part of your college experience and provides a foundation for success. As you begin your college career, you probably have questions. During orientation, you’ll learn about campus resources and departments, learn more about your Field of Interest and degree pathways, review important online tools, meet your Field of Interest academic advisor, build your class schedule and more. Orientation is organized by Field of Interest (FOI). Sessions are two hours (one hour for information, advisement, and tutorials and one hour for schedule building).

Review our How to Register Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to Find, Add, or Drop classes from your Maricopa Student Center. Access your Student Center and other online tools.

Review our How to Register Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to Find, Add, or Drop classes from your Maricopa Student Center. Access your Student Center and other online tools.

Individuals who have successfully completed courses at other U.S. regionally accredited universities and colleges who would like to enroll in a South Mountain Community College class which requires a prerequisite must request an evaluation of these courses.

Unofficial transcripts are ACCEPTABLE for prerequisite verification purposes.

Students will be required to provide official transcripts when applying to a degree or certificate program and/or when applying for graduation from SMCC.

Transcripts must show original class

Transfer credits cannot be used

Please email admissions@southmountaincc.edu from your official student email (google.maricopa.edu) with the following information:

  1. The Class (e.g. ENG101)
  2. The Five-digit Class Number
  3. The Class Start Date
  4. A PDF copy of your transcripts
  5. Your Maricopa Enterprise ID (MEID)

Please Note: Upon completion of the prerequisite approval you will be enrolled and notified. Typically requests are processed within two to three business days.

When a class is closed, it is up to the instructor to allow more people in. Email the instructor of the course(s) from your Official Maricopa Student Email account for their permission to override their full class. If there is no instructor assigned (i.e., Staff), reach out to the academic department that offers the course.

If the instructor responds with approval, forward the email to admissions@southmountaincc.edu . Include the five-digit class number of the class if it isn’t already in the email. A representative will assist in registering you for the course.

When you send a transcript to SMCC it is processed in two stages.

  1. The first stage is documenting it has been received by the Admissions and Records office.
  2. The second stage is evaluating and posting the courses to your SMCC academic record, and this can take up to 10-15 business days.

You will receive an email to your Official Maricopa Student Email account when any official transcript has been evaluated and posted. Contact the Admissions and Records Office at 602-243-8123 or email admissions@southmountaincc.edu to ask where your transcript is in the process. Access the Maricopa Community

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In order for SMCC’s Financial Aid office to review your eligibility for federal financial aid, you need to have an active admissions application on file for SMCC, you need to include SMCC’s Title IV Code: 015001 on your FAFSA application, and you needed to have provided your Social Security Number on your college application.

You also need to declare a financial aid eligible degree or certificate program.

Monitor updates from SMCC’s Financial Aid Office from your Official Maricopa Student email account and the TASKS tile in your Student Center. Review any Financial Aid awards from South Mountain Community College in the Financial Aid tile in your Student Center. Access your Student Center and other online tools.

SMCC offers Financial Aid support in person, online, and over the phone. Email: finaid@southmountaincc.edu or visit Paying for College and Financial Aid

Your enrollment status for the upcoming semester determines how much federal student aid we can award you. Federal regulations stipulate that we can only give you funds for those courses required for your current degree or certificate program.

Course Applicability

Verify your current degree or certificate program under the VIEW CURRENT ADMISSIONS tile in your Student Center.

Review SMCC’s degree and certificate programs at Degrees and Certificates

You can update your plan with your academic advisor, with Admissions, or online.

We recommend that you download and review the Appointment Scheduling - How to Guide before scheduling an Advising appointment.

Academic Advising Appointments

We recommend that you download and review the Appointment Scheduling - How to Guide before scheduling an Advising appointment.

Academic Advising Appointments

Learn more about Computer and Information Technology Pathways

  • Computer Science (Transfer)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile App Development
  • Network and Systems Administration
  • Web Design/Development

If there is no appointment availability, please email Ashley Morrison at ashley.morrison@southmountaincc.edu or visit the campus during FOI walk-in hours.

Academic Advising Appointments

Learn more about Business, Entrepreneurialism and Management Pathways

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Professional
  • Associate in Business, General Requirements (Transfer)
  • Associate in Business, Special Requirements (Transfer)
  • General Business
  • Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Retail Management

If there is no appointment availability, please email Sanjeev Ramchandra at sanjeev.ramchandra@southmountaincc.edu or visit the campus during FOI walk-in hours.

Academic Advising Appointments

Learn more about Health Sciences Pathways

  • Community Health
  • Exercise Science
  • Nutritional Science
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Health, Fitness, and Sports Performance

Visual and Performing Arts Pathways

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Business

English as a Second Language (ESL) Advising

If you have any questions about the ESL program, please contact Dr. Steven Fountaine, SMCC ESL Coordinator at steven.fountaine@southmountaincc.edu or call 602-305-5648.

Si tiene preguntas sobre nuestras clases de inglés como segundo idioma, comuníquese con el Dr. Steven Fountaine: steven.fountaine@southmountaincc.edu
or 602-305-5648.

Hacer una cita

If there is no appointment availability, please email René Rosales at rene.rosales@southmountaincc.edu or visit the campus during FOI walk-in hours.

Academic Advising Appointments

Learn more about Behavioral Science and Human Services Pathways

  • Administration of Justice
  • Behavioral Science
  • Counseling and Applied Psychological Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Life Education
  • Law and Policy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

If there is no appointment availability, please email Josh Schwalbach at josh.schwalbach@southmountaincc.edu or visit the campus during FOI walk-in hours.

Academic Advising Appointments

Learn more about Culture and Society Pathways

  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English (Creative Writing)
  • English (Literature)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Information Studies and eSociety
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women and Gender Studies

Learn more about Education Pathways

  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Studies Early Childhood
  • Secondary Education

Undecided on your degree/career pathway?

Create an account with Maricopa Pipeline AZ and complete an interest assessment

If there is no appointment availability, please email Shelly Slightom at shelly.slightom@southmountaincc.edu or visit the campus during FOI walk-in hours.

Academic Advising Appointments

Learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pathways

  • Pre-Med (Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary et cetera)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Sustainability and Environmental Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geography - Meteorology
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Engineering Technology

Learn more about the Construction Trades Institute certifications Construction Trades Institute

  • Carpentry/Framing
  • Electrical

If there is no appointment availability, please email Beth Whiteman at beth.whiteman@southmountaincc.edu or visit the campus during FOI walk-in hours.