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Preparing for Your Advising Appointment

Preparing For Your Visit


Prior to your advising appointment, we strongly encourage you to review the important information on this page. 

Preparing before your academic advising appointment will let you and your academic advisor make the most of your time together. The more information you each have, the better you can discuss your goals, and plan your next steps!



Student and Advisor in Appointment

How to Prepare for your Advising Appointment

Before meeting with an academic advisor for the first time:
  • Complete the Math and English Academic History Forms
  • Forward appropriate documents to Pikes Peak using the Transcript and Test Score Form or have copies with you at your Academic Advising appointment. Appropriate documents include:
    • Test score records (if you have them)
    • High school transcripts (if you graduated less than 2 years ago)
    • Unofficial college or university transcripts (to see if you already meet the prerequisites for your required courses)
  • Transfer students only: To see if you will receive credit for your previous college courses, order and submit your official transcripts from all previous college classes to our Records Department

Prepare for your appointment:

  • Bring your S# and portal password to the appointment
  • Review any holds in Navigate - and work on clearing them
  • Review your Registration Status -  in your student portal account
  • Review Degree Check and your Navigate program template - to understand what classes you need to take to complete your program and see what options you have
  • Write down any questions or concerns you have regarding college
  • Think about your commitments outside of school and what time you will have to spend in class and working on homework

How to Prepare for

Your Advising Appointment

Preparing for your advising appointment can help make sure you get all your questions answered and other things taken care of during your appointment.

Check out our downloadable planning sheet to help you prepare to meet with your advisor!

Prepare for Your Appointment [PDF]
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Do You have AP, IB, DSST, or CLEP test credit?

If you completed an AP, IB, DSST, CLEP test or other test for college credit and would like to get credit for it, you must submit official test scores to Records.

Learn about which tests and scores are eligible for credit on the PLA page

Student Who Didn't Show

No-Show & Missed Appointment Policy

In an effort to provide equal time to all students, the Advising & Testing office implemented a no-show policy. This policy serves as a reminder to be respectful of limited appointment times, as advising and registration appointments are in high demand and can be particularly difficult to come by during peak registration periods.  

A no-show, or missed appointment, is noted in the system if you: 

  • Arrive more than 10 minutes late for an appointment 
  • Don't cancel an appointment in advance, either via Navigate or an email to the advisor 

Bell Graphic Signifying AlertAfter three no-shows, you will be unable to schedule an advising appointment in Navigate and must contact your primary advisor directly via email for options.