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Academic Advising for New and Continuing Students

Explore and accomplish your goals through academic advising. Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university or you want to go directly into the workforce, you will need to complete your degree/certificate. We help you gain the information you need so that you can achieve your goals and succeed at PPSC.

Academic advising services are available by phone or video conference appointment. Please log into Navigate to make an appointment. We also encourage students to email advising questions.

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Academic Advising

Explore and accomplish your goals through academic advising. Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university or you want to go directly into the workforce, you will need to complete your degree/certificate. We help you gain the information you need so that you can achieve your goals and succeed at PPSC.

Academic Advisors can assist you in several ways:

  • Work with you to develop an academic plan and choose the correct courses

  • Discuss degree or certificate programs that match your goals

  • Help you understand the registration process

  • Discover the right transfer options and institutions to meet your needs

  • Access resources on campus that will help you succeed in the classroom. We also encourage students to email advising questions to advising@pikespeak.edu 

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New Student Advising

New Student Advising appointments are 25 minutes long, allowing our advisors to assist new students in successfully transitioning into college and the PPSC community.

During a New Student Advising appointment, advisors will:

  • Help students decide the best path to complete their goals
  • Explain prerequisites and discuss your academic history
  • Provide first semester course recommendations
  • Create personalized degree and certificate plans for students
  • Discuss transfer opportunities
  • Connect students to PPSC's student services and support services

Student are assigned to advisors based on their last name and program of study. Find your advisor by exploring the following Advising pages:

Business, Public Service & Social Sciences

Medical Sciences

Communication, Humanities, & Technical Studies

Natural and Physical Sciences

  • Schedule a New Student Advising appointment in Navigate and select your “Primary Advisor”. If your primary advisor is not available at a time convenient to you, chose an advisor from your “Advising Team”.
  • Phone appointments and video appointments using Zoom are available.
  • If scheduling a phone appointment, make sure to give us your best phone number in the comments section of the appointment scheduler.

Make an appointment with a general advisor to get started! Schedule in Navigate by selecting "Nursing Track Degree Planning", or call 719-502-3232, or write to Advising@pikespeak.edu.

If you are using Tuition Assistance or VA Education Benefits, we recommend meeting with a Military & Veterans Programs Academic Advisor.

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 

After three no-shows, you will be unable to schedule another advising appointment in Navigate and will need to contact your primary advisor via email for advising appointment options. 

Advisors will look at your previous test scores and transcripts to make sure you start out in the classes that are best for you. Submit your academic history before meeting with an Advisor to ensure they have all the information needed to help you build your degree plan.

SUBMIT YOUR PRIOR ACADEMIC HISTORY

Continuing Student Advising

Advising appointments are 25 minutes long and Advisors provide the following services for continuing students:

  • Create multiple-semester degree plans for students through the online Degree Check resource.
  • Verify prerequisites or refer students to educational Divisions for prerequisite overrides.
  • Direct students to complete the online Change of Major form when students wish to change degree programs or are in a Financial Aid-ineligible program.
  • Identify, assign or change a Faculty or Pathway Advisor appropriate to a student’s intended course of study.
  • Discuss opportunities and institutions for transfer to other colleges and universities.
  • Provide documentation required by Financial Aid for probation/suspension issues and for Academic Suspension Appeals.
  • Sign registration forms for students who are on initial academic suspension and discuss strategies for success.
  • Referrals to other student services and support as needed.
  • Continuing students can register for classes using Navigate or through your myPikesPeak portal.

 Student are assigned to advisors based on their last name and program of study. Find your advisor by exploring the following Advising pages.

Business, Public Service & Social Sciences

Medical Sciences

Communication, Humanities, & Technical Studies

Natural and Physical Sciences

  • Schedule an appointment in Navigate, selecting the service that meets your needs, then select your “Primary Advisor”. If your primary advisor is not available at a time convenient to you, chose an advisor from your “Advising Team”.
  • In person, phone appointments and video appointments using Zoom are available.
  • If scheduling a phone appointment, make sure to give us your best phone number in the comments section of the appointment scheduler.

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 

After three no-shows, you will be unable to schedule another advising appointment in Navigate and will need to contact your primary advisor via email for advising appointment options. 


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Visiting for the Summer?

If you have been away at college and are in Colorado Springs for the summer, you can take classes at PPSC to make the most of your summer. It is easy to transfer credits back to your home college or university after the summer semester ends. You will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars by taking classes at PPCC.

Exploring Your Options

Degrees and Programs

Start exploring your degree, certificate, or transfer program options early to ensure you graduate and/or transfer on time. 

We recommend you start this process during your first semester at the college. 

This video shows how you can start the process online. Be sure to follow-up with your advisor to discuss which programs you are interested in.

Contact Us

Email Advising

For general advising questions, you can email us at advising@pikespeak.edu. For the quickest service, please include your Student Number in all communications.

Note: During registration seasons, we experience a high volume of calls and emails. During those times it may take us a few days to respond to you.

Hours & Locations

Schedule an appointment through Navigate

In-person appointments are available at most PPSC campuses.

  • Monday – Thursday | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Centennial Campus (CC)
Room A121 Aspen Building
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Rampart Range Campus (RRC)
Room S101
2070 Interquest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Downtown Campus (DTC)
100 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES)
1850 Cypress Semi Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Remote/Virtual appointments are available through phone or Zoom.

  • Monday – Thursday | 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm